Oregon Medical Marijuana News:

September 11, 2014

Cannabis Industry to Impact Energy Needs of Northwest Region

A 20-year power plan covering the northeast United States is taking into account the sizable energy needs of marijuana production. The Northwest Power and Conservation Council said it expects cultivators [click to continue...]

September 8, 2014

Closures, Fines Follow Oregon Dispensary Inspections

The Oregon Health Authority has levied significant fines on non-compliant dispensaries and has proposed revoking the license of one establishment. At least nine other non-licensed dispensaries have also been ordered [click to continue...]

August 22, 2014

Oregon City’s Recall Election Tied to Dispensary

Just because Oregon is poised to legalize recreational marijuana in November doesn’t mean everyone in the state is crazy about cannabis. Several city council members in the town of Gold [click to continue...]

August 21, 2014

Recreational Marijuana Good for Oregon’s Budget, Researcher Says

Legalizing recreational marijuana in Oregon would represent a “net win” for the state from a financial perspective regardless of the exact tax levels imposed on the industry, according to a [click to continue...]

August 20, 2014

Cannabis Campaigns in Oregon, Florida Bringing Out Big Guns as November Elections Near

By John Schroyer Legalization campaigns are ramping up in the key cannabis battleground states of Oregon and Florida, where marijuana supporters are about to bring out the big guns. In [click to continue...]

August 14, 2014

58 Dispensary Inspections, 2 Closures in Oregon

Oregon health inspectors have made 58 surprise visits to medical marijuana dispensaries since late May, forcing two to shut down for serious violations. One of the dispensaries that had to [click to continue...]

July 25, 2014

Week in Review: 1,000s More Patients in IL + Rec Makes Oregon Ballot & Hopes Dashed in San Jose

By Chris Walsh Illinois expands its medical marijuana program, the legalization drive in Oregon gains steam and dispensaries in one of California's largest MMJ markets get the worst possible news. [click to continue...]

July 25, 2014

$38.5M Potential Tax Haul From Legalized Cannabis in Oregon

Cannabis legalization in Oregon could generate $38.5 million in taxes for the state during the first full year of implementation, according to a new report. The study, authored by ECONorthwest, [click to continue...]

July 22, 2014

Oregon Recreational Marijuana Bill Approved for Ballot

Oregon voters will get another shot at legalizing recreational marijuana. The state announced Tuesday that advocates submitted enough signatures to qualify a legalization bill for the ballot this November. The [click to continue...]

July 9, 2014

Oregon Marijuana Bill Good for Businesses, Backers Say

Supporters of a cannabis legalization bill in Oregon believe the measure would create a more favorable business climate than the recreational systems in Washington State and Colorado. Dave Kopilak, a [click to continue...]

July 7, 2014

Oregon Dispensary Beats School Zoning Challenge

A medical marijuana dispensary in Eugene, Oregon, has survived a push to shut it down under local zoning ordinances. In April, The Greener Side dispensary was notified that its license [click to continue...]

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Recreational Cannabis Law Boosts Other Businesses in Colorado

Marijuana-related companies aren’t the only businesses benefiting from the legalization of recreational cannabis in Colorado. [click to continue...]

29 Groups Interested in Applying for Minnesota MMJ Licenses

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More than two dozen groups have officially expressed interest in applying for licenses to cultivate, [click to continue...]

Panel Differs on Impact of Rec Industry on Colorado’s Economy

Is the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado making the state less attractive to businesses [click to continue...]

IL Municipalities Seeking Contributions From MMJ Firms

With Monday looming as the deadline in Illinois for medical marijuana business applications, a number [click to continue...]

Warren Buffett’s Subsidiary Company Testing Cannabusiness Waters

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A subsidiary company of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate is is reportedly exploring the waters [click to continue...]

New Poll Good News for D.C. Marijuana Legalization

A ballot measure to legalize possession of marijuana in Wasington D.C. got a boost on [click to continue...]

WA Rec Shop Lottery Winners At Risk of Losing Licenses

Washington State is warning dozens of applicants for recreational marijuana business licenses that their chance [click to continue...]

Lawsuit Over ‘Pot Pavilion’ Highlights New Cannabis Business Risks

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A Colorado marijuana edibles company is under increasing heat as a lawsuit filed against its [click to continue...]

Lobbying Group Turns Tables on Overconsumption Story

The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) is using a now-infamous first person account of excessive cannabis [click to continue...]

Consultant Company Pursues IPO-Friendly Restructure

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Mjardin Management isn’t exactly an original idea, given that it’s a consulting and management company [click to continue...]

IL Gubernatorial Candidate: Auction Off MMJ Licenses

If Republican Bruce Rauner had his way, Illinois’s 60 medical marijuana dispensary permits and 21 [click to continue...]

Black Market Marijuana Dealer Targets Rec Store’s Customers

Although recreational marijuana proponents often argue that legalizing and taxing cannabis will help undercut illegal [click to continue...]

Colorado Banking Co-Op Program Stalls

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An attempt to ease the lack of banking services for Colorado’s cannabis industry may prove [click to continue...]

Lawsuit Filed Over Florida MMJ Lottery Plan

Should states rely on chance to decide who gets to produce medical cannabis? A Florida [click to continue...]