Hemp growers wait for new rules

Oregon will allow hemp growers to sell CBD products in pot shops

Industrial hemp growers who make cannabidiol, or CBD, wanted to be able to put their … Read more

Trump vows to back law to protect pot industry

DENVER — President Donald Trump has promised to support legislation protecting the marijuana industry in … Read more

State denies Deschutes DA, sheriff list of pot grow sites

SALEM — The Oregon Health Authority has refused to provide the Deschutes County sheriff and … Read more

Oregon allows pot delivery; other states are cautious

It’s been legal to buy small amounts of marijuana in Colorado for over four years. … Read more

A treat for tourists in San Francisco

Marijuana smoking lounges open in city after health officials finalize updated regulations

SAN FRANCISCO — The smoke was thick and business brisk at the Barbary Coast Dispensary’s … Read more

OLCC adds pot enforcement agents but still behind demand

More investigators funded to tackle license backlog

Since 2015, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission has more than tripled the number of people … Read more

Lawsuit challenging U.S. pot laws is tossed

NEW YORK — A judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit challenging federal laws criminalizing marijuana … Read more

Leaving Las Vegas? Check your bags and dump the pot

LAS VEGAS — Check your bags, ditch the weed. McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas … Read more

Officials struggle to identify which pot sites are legal

Deschutes County’s sheriff and district attorney blasted efforts to regulate legalized marijuana, saying Tuesday the … Read more

Many cannabis growers still haven’t joined system

More than a month after California’s regulation of marijuana began, only a small number of … Read more

Oregon expects a steady marijuana tax stream

Increased demand compensates for falling prices

The falling price of marijuana will not significantly impact the amount of sales tax Oregon … Read more

Senator to stop blocking Justice jobs over pot

WASHINGTON — Colorado’s Republican U.S. senator said Thursday he will stop blocking nominees for some … Read more

Local trade group calls itself Celebrate Cannabis

Association seeks to end stigma, aid law enforcement

A local advocacy group formed by business people and professionals with a connection to marijuana … Read more

California’s pot taxes are higher than alcohol but less than cigarettes

For every dollar you spend on cannabis in California, you may have to pay another … Read more

Study: Pot won’t cause brain damage the way alcohol will

It’s a common stereotype that people who smoke weed are a bit foggy-headed and missing … Read more

Bend company whips up cannabis-infused nut butter

Bend group forms Lux Edibles

Mix a money guy, a cannabis dispensary owner, an inventor and a diet writer and … Read more

Industry group forming around Central Oregon cannabis

Nonprofit aims to educate and advocate

An association of Central Oregon cannabis businesses is forming, a group its organizers expect will … Read more

Audit finds weakness in OLCC pot reporting

State audit lays out flaws in seed-to-sale tracking

The Oregon Secretary of State, in an audit of the state recreational marijuana program, raised … Read more

Credit union was ready to return cannabis cash

January move by Justice Department raised concern

Maps Credit Union prepared to return funds held in accounts by marijuana businesses in Oregon … Read more

OLCC announces marijuana worker permit checks

Beginning Thursday, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission will begin checking to ensure that employees at … Read more

Neighbor wants plug pulled on proposed cannabis farm

Property near Smith Rock needs power upgrade

A Deschutes County landowner has filed suit against Central Electric Cooperative and a neighboring landowner, … Read more

OLCC increases underage pot sales penalty

Move follows sting operation in December

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission beefed up the penalties Thursday for licensees that sell marijuana … Read more

Bend collected the most pot tax in Central Oregon

Deschutes County received nearly a half-million dollars

The city of Bend has collected $883,400 in state and local taxes on marijuana sales … Read more

Marijuana groups form West Coast alliance

Collaboration to aid lobbying efforts in state capitals

Advocacy groups in Oregon, California and Washington joined forces Wednesday to form a West Coast … Read more

AGs urge Congress to move on cannabis banking

Rosenblum and 18 others signed letter sent Tuesday

Nineteen state attorneys general, including Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, urged Congress in a letter … Read more

Sustainable practices profit cannabis companies

Incentives benefit companies like Bend’s Deschutes Growery

Ten years have passed since Justin Clapick and Travis Busack started growing medical marijuana in … Read more

Pot retailers caught in OLCC minor sting

All five recreational marijuana retailers in Central Oregon passed a second underage decoy operation by … Read more

Walden: Williams to focus on illicit pot

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River, said in a statement Thursday he did not believe … Read more

Medical marijuana at risk

Patients, distributors wary following move by Sessions to allow federal prosecutions

SALEM — When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions green-lighted federal prosecutions of marijuana lawbreakers, the … Read more

Oregon’s U.S. Attorney says cannabis businesses have little to fear

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rejects Obama’s hands-off approach

Legitimate marijuana businesses in Oregon have little to fear from a law-enforcement turnabout announced Thursday … Read more

Politicians from both parties vow to fight Sessions on pot

SAN FRANCISCO — It’s far from clear whether U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement will … Read more

Oregon hemp regulations taking effect

State law brings CBD products into tighter oversight

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission expects to roll out rules this week for hemp growers … Read more

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