Oregon loses at least seven cannabis businesses in wildfires; more damaged

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Wildfires in Oregon destroyed at least seven marijuana companies and damaged at least a dozen more, according to state regulators, but it’s too early to tell how the fires will affect the state’s cannabis supply chain.

According to The Oregonian, seven companies were totally burned in the Beachie Creek, South Obenchain, Almeda and Holiday Farm fires:

  • Canyon Cannabis, Gates.
  • Primo Farms, Jackson County.
  • EcoTest Labs, Phoenix.
  • Grateful Meds, Talent.
  • Blue River Grass Station, Blue River.
  • Fireside Dispensary, Phoenix.
  • Emerald Consulting, Medford.

The information comes from a wildfire survey issued by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), which regulates marijuana in the state.

The OLCC data is in the early stages because many cultivators can’t return to sites that are in evacuation or burn areas. Several of the licensees are in the southern and central areas of the state.

Wildfires up and down the West Coast threaten even more cannabis farms in California and Washington state.