Oregon Medical Marijuana News:

April 15, 2014

70+ Oregon Cities Temporarily Ban Dispensaries

More than 70 municipalities in Oregon have implemented moratoriums on medical cannabis dispensaries, limiting businesses opportunities in many areas of the state for at least another year. The latest tally [click to read more...]

April 9, 2014

Oregon Registered Dispensaries Now Total 32

The Oregon Health Authority approved the registration of 10 additional dispensaries late last week, bringing the total number of approved and registered facilities to 32. Applications for registration were accepted [click to read more...]

April 1, 2014

Oregon Reverses Sweet Edibles Stance in Face of Public Pressure

After receiving roughly 300 emails from outraged MMJ patients, the Oregon Health Authority reversed last week's decision to disallow sales of most forms of sweet edibles. The main goal of [click to read more...]

March 26, 2014

Oregon Medical Cannabis Businesses Prepare for Ban on Sweet Edibles

By Fred Dreier Medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon are preparing to say goodbye to sweet, sugary edibles, and dispensary owners believe that removing these popular products will hurt their business. [click to read more...]

March 24, 2014

Oregon Approves First Dispensaries

Officials in Oregon have granted the first crop of operating licenses to medical marijuana dispensaries. The Oregon Health Authority recently approved eight licenses for medical marijuana shops, though it also [click to read more...]

March 21, 2014

Oregon’s Proposed MMJ Rules Prohibit Sweet Edibles

Oregon's medical marijuana dispensary owners could lose out on millions of dollars in revenue under a new rule that prohibits the sale of sweet and sugary edibles. On Wednesday, the [click to read more...]

March 6, 2014

35 Cities in Oregon Ban Dispensaries

Dozens of Oregon communities are declining to roll out the welcome mat for medical marijuana dispensaries. According to a report by The Oregonian, 21 cities have passed zoning ordinances that [click to read more...]

March 5, 2014

More Than 300 Apply for Oregon Dispensary Licenses

Hundreds of entrepreneurs have applied for dispensary licenses in Oregon over the past two days, reflecting high levels of interest in the state's emerging regulated medical cannabis industry. Oregon's health [click to read more...]

February 21, 2014

Oregon Bill Prohibits Local Moratoriums

Oregon lawmakers want to ban medical marijuana bans. On Tuesday, Oregon's Senate approved a bill that prohibits local communities from enacting moratoriums on marijuana businesses. The measure, House Bill 1531, [click to read more...]

January 24, 2014

New OR Testing Rules: Too Stringent?

Lawmakers in Oregon hope that new rules for testing marijuana will prevent mold, pesticides and mildew from being ingested or smoked by patients with weak immune systems. But marijuana growers [click to read more...]

January 19, 2014

Oregon Releases Temporary MMJ Regulations

The Oregon Health Authority has issued temporary rules governing the state’s medical marijuana industry until March 3, when it will begin accepting applications to operate fully licensed and regulated dispensaries. [click to read more...]

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Cannabis Firm Buys 3 Buildings in Florida

The publicly traded firm Cannabis RX has acquired three commercial buildings in Florida that it [click to read more...]

Lack of Testing Oversight in Oregon Raises Concerns

Dispensary owners in Oregon are concerned that the state's lack of oversight on testing labs [click to read more...]

Lottery for Rec Licenses Underway in Washington

Washington State is holding a lottery this week to determine who can sell recreational cannabis [click to read more...]

Updated Illinois MMJ Rules Could Increase Market Size

Illinois has issued revised draft rules for the medical marijuana industry, easing up on regulations [click to read more...]

Privateer Holdings Expects to Raise $50M

Privateer Holdings, one of the largest private equity firms in the cannabis industry, is reportedly [click to read more...]

WeedMaps Ad Pulled From Times Square

Online dispensary directory WeedMaps recently purchased electronic billboard space in New York City's Times Square, [click to read more...]

Wisconsin Legalizes CBD Oils, But Questions Remain

Wisconsin has become the latest state to legalize cannabidiol extracts, joining Utah and Kentucky in [click to read more...]

More Oversight on Rhode Island MMJ Industry Urged

A marijuana working group in Rhode Island is lobbying for greater oversight of the state's [click to read more...]

Nevada MMJ Businesses Scramble to Meet Application Deadline

Prospective medical marijuana business owners in unincorporated areas of Nevada's largest county are making a [click to read more...]

Boston Dispensary Told to ‘Go Away’

A medical marijuana dispensary looking to set up shop in Boston can't seem to win [click to read more...]

CO Seeks to Shut Down Raided Dispensaries

Colorado regulators recently moved to shut down four dispensaries that were targeted during a high-profile [click to read more...]

DOJ Chief ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Rec Cannabis Programs

The nation's top law enforcement official said he is encouraged by Colorado and Washington State's [click to read more...]

70+ Oregon Cities Temporarily Ban Dispensaries

More than 70 municipalities in Oregon have implemented moratoriums on medical cannabis dispensaries, limiting businesses [click to read more...]

CA Marijuana Cultivators Urged to Cut Water Use

Legal and illegal marijuana cultivators in Northern California could be draining valuable water from the [click to read more...]