Oregon Medical Marijuana News:

December 4, 2014

Growers in Oregon Talk Testing, Recreational Cannabis

Several dozen medical marijuana growers and producers met Wednesday to talk through a range of industry issues, from testing to politics to the state’s new recreational cannabis law. The group [click to continue...]

December 4, 2014

OR Agency Requests $583K to Implement Rec Cannabis

Recreational marijuana legalization in Oregon won’t come cheap. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission, which is tasked with overseeing the rollout of the new industry, asked state lawmakers for $583,000 to help [click to continue...]

November 21, 2014

Week in Review: OR Rec Taxes in Question, DC Measure Might Stand + MD Sticks With Huge Fees

By Marijuana Business Daily Staff Marijuana legalization in Washington DC will probably remain intact, neighboring Maryland decides to stick with enormous fees for medical marijuana cultivators, and Oregon cities are [click to continue...]

November 20, 2014

Oregon Lawmakers Begin Looking at Rec MJ Regulations

Oregon lawmakers have started asking questions about how to frame regulations pertaining to recreational marijuana ahead of sales scheduled to start in January 2016. Sen. Fred Girod, a Republican from [click to continue...]

November 18, 2014

OR Cities to Push Legislature on Local MJ Taxes

One of the ways backers of recreational cannabis sales in Oregon planned to fight the black market was by prohibiting local governments from enacting their own taxes or fees on [click to continue...]

November 7, 2014

Week in Review: Nevada Licenses, Florida Finger-Pointing and a Unique Funding Deal

By Marijuana Business Daily staff Hundreds of businesses win medical marijuana licenses in Nevada, the cannabis industry suffers a painful defeat in Florida, and an ancillary company lands $1.5 million [click to continue...]

November 7, 2014

Business Questions Abound as Oregon Prepares for Rec Sales

Will Oregon medical marijuana businesses have first dibs on recreational licenses? Will there be a cap set on the number of retail stores? When will the Oregon Liquor Control Commission [click to continue...]

November 5, 2014

Election Recap: Victory in 3 of 4 Key Battlegrounds Fuels Marijuana Industry’s Momentum

By John Schroyer The 2014 election proved to be an encouraging one for the marijuana industry at large, setting the stage for hundreds of millions of additional dollars in cannabis [click to continue...]

November 3, 2014

Election Preview: Marijuana Legalization Measures in Alaska, Florida, Oregon & Washington DC

By John Schroyer On Tuesday, voters in several states will decide the fate of marijuana legalization measures that could generate hundreds of millions of dollars in new revenues for the [click to continue...]

October 30, 2014

Young Voters Could Make or Break Legalization Measures

The success of several marijuana measures on the ballot next week could ultimately hinge on how many young voters show up at the polls. Drug Policy Action chief Ethan Nadelmann, [click to continue...]

October 30, 2014

Oregon Rec Legalization a Coin Flip

Recreational marijuana could be a nail-biter in Oregon on Election Day. A poll released this week by Elway Research found that 44% of respondents support Measure 91 – which would [click to continue...]

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Seattle Dispensary Plan May Be Scrapped

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Seattle medical marijuana businesses may not be able to get local licenses after all, as [click to continue...]

Michigan MMJ Bills Sputter, Leaving Industry in Limbo

Michigan sheriffs reportedly helped kill legislation on Thursday that would have allowed the legal return [click to continue...]

New York MMJ Regs: $200,000 Licensing Fee, Strain Limit

Medical cannabis companies hoping to operate in New York will have to jump through several [click to continue...]

Nebraska, Oklahoma Ask Supreme Court to Nix Colorado Marijuana Law

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Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Colorado’s [click to continue...]

Joint-Smoking Santa Display Backfires for LA Dispensary

In a lesson on how not to advertise your medical marijuana business, a dispensary in [click to continue...]

Key Michigan MMJ Bills Come Down to the Wire

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The future of dispensaries in Michigan hangs in the balance as police groups and public [click to continue...]

High Prices Could Limit Minnesota Medical Cannabis Market

Minnesota’s medical marijuana market could be smaller than expected, as patients will reportedly have to [click to continue...]

Colorado Earmarks $8 Million for MMJ Research

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The Colorado Department of Health and Environment will devote serious money to studying the efficacy [click to continue...]

PayPal Co-Founder to Invest in Cannabis

PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel plans to pump money into the marijuana [click to continue...]

Anchorage Shoots Down Proposed Ban on Rec Sales

Alaska’s budding marijuana industry scored a significant victory Tuesday night when lawmakers killed a proposal [click to continue...]

MMJ Lounges Popping Up in Maine

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A new trend in Maine offers yet another possible offshoot business opportunity in the cannabis [click to continue...]

Hope for DC Rec Market Still Alive

It looks like hope may still be alive for a recreational marijuana market in Washington [click to continue...]

Cannabis Business Accelerator to Help 20 Startups

Startup companies focusing on the ancillary cannabis market will get a helping hand – and [click to continue...]

Ruling on Home Grows a Setback for Canadian Cultivation Companies

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A Canadian federal appeals court unanimously upheld an injunction that lets patients continue growing medical [click to continue...]