Oregon Medical Marijuana News:

October 6, 2014

Big Business Differences Between Oregon, Washington Rec Laws

If Oregon voters decide to legalize recreational marijuana in November, the state would create a distinctly different business climate from the one that has emerged in its neighbor to the [click to continue...]

September 24, 2014

Big Money Flowing Into Marijuana Ballot Measures From Businesses, Cannabis Execs

By John Schroyer Companies and investors have been throwing big bucks at the American political system for generations, pumping money into initiatives that will help their business prospects. But this [click to continue...]

September 11, 2014

Oregon Cities Levy Taxes in Hopes of Rec Law Passage

For many voters, a key selling point of recreational cannabis legalization is the possible tax windfall from the sale of cannabis and related products. At least two cities in Oregon [click to continue...]

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...]

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Uruguay Presidential Candidate Would Scale Back Legal Marijuana

The first country in the world to fully legalize the sale and possession of recreational [click to continue...]

Seattle Warns 330 MMJ Businesses to Get Licenses

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Obtain a state permit or shut down. That’s the gist of a letter Seattle’s Department [click to continue...]

Nevada Will Weigh Rec Marijuana

Nevada lawmakers will tackle the recreational marijuana issue early next year, whether they’re ready to [click to continue...]

CO Awards $250K Grant to THC Breathalyzer Developer

A Colorado company attempting to develop THC breathalyzers is getting some help from the state [click to continue...]

Missouri to Start Taking Hemp Cultivation Applications

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Cannabis growers of a different stripe can begin submitting applications to the Missouri government next [click to continue...]

Backlash Sinks Proposed Edibles Ban in Colorado

Colorado edibles manufacturers can let out a sigh of relief. A proposal on Monday to [click to continue...]

3 Chicago Dispensary Hopefuls Get Local Green Light

Several businesses have taken a big step forward in their quest to open medical marijuana [click to continue...]

San Francisco Delays Decision on New Dispensary

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San Francisco, which was at the forefront of the medical marijuana movement a decade ago, [click to continue...]

Oregon Judge: Towns Can Ban Dispensaries

An Oregon judge has decided that towns and counties have the right to ban or [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Inc. Files $100M Lawsuit Over ‘False’ Claims

Medical Marijuana Inc. has filed a lawsuit in California against several businesses – including a [click to continue...]

WA Puts Sales Data for Rec Businesses Online

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Want to track sales of individual marijuana stores, cultivators and processors in Washington State? Easy [click to continue...]

Cole to California: Regulate the MMJ Industry

The author of the 2013 Cole Memo has a clear message for California: “If you [click to continue...]

Former Israel MMJ Exec Tapped by Cannabis Consultancy

A national cannabis consulting firm has brought on a key architect of Israel’s medical marijuana [click to continue...]

14 Marijuana Labs Participate in ‘Proficiency’ Test

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Yet another sign that the marijuana industry is maturing: 14 cannabis labs from across the [click to continue...]