Legal marijuana’s path to the black market

Bend marijuana concentrate explosion reveals illicit weed

In mid-March, an explosion rocked a northeast Bend duplex, lifting the roof off the building, … Read more

Canadian marijuana company hits Nasdaq

As Canada barrels towards marijuana legalization, the first pot business from up north holds an initial public offering

SEATTLE — A Canadian company is the first marijuana business to complete an initial public … Read more

From computers to cannabis

Silicon Valley tech workers moving into the legalized marijuana industry

For much of her career, Natasha Pecor followed a path well-worn by tech workers. She … Read more

Border complications are coming for Canada

BLAINE, Wash. — Recreational marijuana has been legal here in Washington state since 2014. Adults … Read more

Pot sales in Sisters headed for November ballot

After months of contentious hearings, city council will ask voters to decide

SISTERS — After months of planning and contentious meetings about allowing marijuana sales in their … Read more

Beermaker to consider adding buds to suds

Another major beermaker is looking at ways to enter the marijuana business. Denver-based Molson Coors … Read more

Edible cannabis maker expands to California

Lunchbox Alchemy to add new facility in Santa Rosa

Nothing on the outside of Lunchbox Alchemy’s plain, red and gray building in Bend hints … Read more

New marijuana industry jobs require education and experience

WASHINGTON — Eight years ago, Samantha Miller was earning six figures a year as a … Read more

Banking fix for marijuana may not open all doors

LOS ANGELES — A proposal in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana could … Read more

Changes proposed for Deschutes County’s marijuana rules

Proposed rules include fewer zones where cannabis can be grown

After nearly nine months of gathering information and soliciting feedback about Deschutes County’s marijuana regulations, … Read more

Medical marijuana growers face July 1 deadline

OLCC will track medical growers with three or more patients

Starting next month, medical marijuana growers will have to report plant and harvest information to … Read more

Deschutes County wants to step up marijuana enforcement

Sheriff’s office hopes to hire full-time detective to focus on pot

In order to deal with illegal sales and code violations in Oregon’s relatively new marijuana … Read more

OLCC to pause processing of recreational marijuana licenses

New applications will be reviewed in 2019

Facing a backlog of thousands of applications, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced Wednesday it … Read more

Oregon seeks to monitor marijuana harvests

Public hearing set for June 15 in Portland

Concerned that recreational marijuana is being diverted to the black market, the Oregon Liquor Control … Read more

Overproduction of marijuana floods market

Growers scale back to match demand

Recreational cannabis has been legal in Oregon for only two years, but the state produced … Read more

Cannabis ‘tasting’ rooms: coming soon?

Some in the weed industry hope so

Some cannabis retailers hope that someday soon, tasting rooms can be added to retail establishments, … Read more

Deschutes County marijuana review brushes up against state agencies

Letters to state agencies ask for more information on medical marijuana impacts

Deschutes County’s effort to revisit and refine its regulations for growing marijuana could put it … Read more

Deschutes County looks to California for cannabis guidance

California cities and counties could provide framework for production cap

After looking to a variety of Oregon agencies for guidance on Deschutes County’s approach to … Read more

More businesses mellow out over drug tests for marijuana

WASHINGTON — FPI Management, a property company in California, wants to hire dozens of people. … Read more

Central Oregon cannabis industry organizes to influence policy, educate consumers

Significant number of dispensary customers are first-time marijuana users

Two cannabis groups want to educate the public, change policy and take the mystery out … Read more

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

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