Oregon lawmakers tackled medical marijuana in 2017 session

Closer scrutiny and incentives for medical growers

The Oregon Legislature during the session that concluded earlier this month moved to bring the … Read more

Niche insurance firms cover cannabis businesses

Oregon ordered carriers to clarify policy language

When the co-owners of Happy Harvesting Co., Eleanor Sauerborn and Jessica Thornhill, needed general liability … Read more

Bend native brings pot debit app to Oregon

Cannabis retailers still face banking hurdles

Dustin Eide returned to Bend, his hometown, for a Fourth of July holiday visit that … Read more

Bend Council to talk business regs

Cannabis extractor’s manhole problems raise questions

Jack Robson may find little relief from the regulatory deadline his Bend business faces, but … Read more

Legal pot is making it harder for cops to search your car

Drug-policy experts often say the health risks of marijuana use are relatively minor compared to … Read more

Study links legal marijuana, increase in car crash claims

DENVER — A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. … Read more

Liquor and cannabis stores stocking up for eclipse

Eclipse crowds coming, and Rainbows, too

Craig Palmer, owner of the OK Garage and Grocery, in Long Creek, Grant County, is … Read more

Liquor lobby, medical pot face off in Nevada

CARSON CITY, Nev. — If Nevada officials have their way, tourists and residents alike will … Read more

Sessions wants to prosecute medical pot providers

U.S. attorney general asks Congress to remove protections

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asking congressional leaders to undo federal medical marijuana protections … Read more

Bend cannabis businesses growing, evolving, owners say

State, city license applications still flowing

Michael Hayes recalled the day 1½ years ago when he finally felt brave enough to … Read more

Colorado pot taxes fund busts of illegal growers

DENVER — The first recreational pot market in the United States notched another marijuana first … Read more

Cannabis startups set to boost warehouse rents in cities

Industrial rents in already-pricey cities like Los Angeles and Boston are poised to rise further … Read more

Money pours into cannabis industry

The Trump administration’s adversarial stance toward marijuana has brought jitters to the burgeoning cannabis industry, … Read more

Many places give minorities a leg up in marijuana industry

OAKLAND, Calif. — Andre Shavers was sentenced to five years on felony probation after authorities … Read more

Business blossomed for Bend pot entrepreneur

Bloom Well set to open a second retail outlet

Of the 20 retail marijuana shops licensed in Bend, two belong to Bloom Well, the … Read more

States move fast to protect their pot industries

WASHINGTON — If a whiff of uneasiness hung over the trade show that drew thousands … Read more

Legislature sends marijuana bill to governor

SB 1057 imposes medical marijuana tracking

The Oregon Legislature on Monday sent to the governor’s office a bill that expands the … Read more

Bill on social cannabis gets makeover

Health advocates still oppose passage

Former Portland Trail Blazer Cliff Robinson supports legal, social consumption of cannabis in Oregon. So … Read more

Merkley revives cannabis banking bill

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, revived a bill Wednesday that, if passed, would create access … Read more

Merkley revives cannabis banking bill

Cannabis banking bill brought back U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, revived a bill Wednesday that, … Read more

Weed demand fuels a Bend building boom

Cannabis business owners are investing in new spaces

The whine of a power saw blanketed the cluttered job site at 2205 NE Division … Read more

Pot banking solution years away

Billion-dollar industry creates demand

Marijuana businesses in Oregon still lack for banking services, a situation unlikely to change for … Read more

Loan denials common for pot workers

Some lenders won’t accept marijuana money

When Melissa Johnson needed a new car last summer, she bought a used Kia Soul … Read more

Oregon State Bar recognizes cannabis legal specialty

Legal weed means legal business

Some lawyers specialize in criminal law, some in family law, some in corporate law. Now, … Read more

Cannabis tours ready for spring

Blazing Trails claims title first in Bend

The business name tells the story: Blazing Trails. The marijuana-themed tour company started in Bend … Read more

Bend skier arrested, dumped by sponsor

Oregrown Industries LLC canceled its sponsorship of freestyle skier John Spriggs after his arrest on … Read more

Prineville may adopt tighter pot restrictions

Recreational marijuana sales, already banned, could be come more unlikely

Recreational marijuana sales in Prineville are already banned, but city councilors at their Tuesday meeting … Read more

Correction A story with the headline, “Cannabidiol products find traction locally,” that appeared Friday, March … Read more

Opportunity in CBD products

Local entreprenuers are believers first

Nova Aguiniga turned her self-described passion for the medicinal qualities of cannabidiol into a career … Read more

Cannabis shop starts the day with yoga

Owners emphasize wellness aspect of business

Three times a week, the employees at Plantae Health’s Bend dispensary gather for a morning … Read more

Buehler to feds: Hands off Oregon marijuana

State Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend, in a prepared statement Friday said federal authorities need to … Read more

Lawmakers hear cannabis banking report

Federal law to blame for cannabis cash pile

The Oregon Department of Revenue expects little change in the near future to federal regulations … Read more

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