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

Bend testing lab buys stake in Berkeley firm

Evio was first accredited marijuana lab in Bend

A Bend-based marijuana testing and consulting company has acquired a majority interest in a California … Read more

Changes ahead for former Bloom Well marijuana retailer

‘Substance’ speaks to broader mission, clientele, owner says

More than the name is changing at Substance Cannabis Market, the recreational marijuana retailer in … Read more

Marijuana shop, rental units rising on NW Lake Place

Property owner delayed project a year over traffic issues

Visible to passing motorists from the Bend Parkway, a four-story cinder block structure rising on … Read more

OLCC conducts first pot decoy operation

Retail dispensaries in Bend and La Pine passed the first-ever marijuana minor-decoy operation by the … Read more

Marijuana businessman named a Bend chamber director

Supporters cite Neubauer’s leadership, experience in advocacy

The Bend Chamber of Commerce elected a marijuana business owner to the board of directors … Read more

Pot testing lab ‘hit the ground running’ in Bend

Demand still growing for Juniper Analytics services

Juniper Analytics, one of 20 marijuana testing laboratories licensed by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission … Read more

Get to know Oregon’s pot industry

A series of videos released Friday by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission puts faces to … Read more

December deadline for medical marijuana

Legislature imposed seed-to-sale tracking

Medical marijuana growers, processors and dispensaries in Oregon have a deadline in December. They must … Read more

Oregon making first pot tax distributions

Checks written total nearly $85 million

The Oregon Revenue Department is making the first distribution of tax money from recreational marijuana … Read more

Governor, state police chief write attorney general

SALEM — Oregon’s governor and the head of the state police defended the state’s legal … Read more

Oregon tries to stop pot from leaving the state

Diversion to the black market puts cannabis industry at risk

PORTLAND — Well before Oregon legalized marijuana, its forests made it an ideal place for … Read more

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