Oregon hemp shipped to Idaho, where it’s illegal

No charges filed in shipping, but truckers hauling hemp in Idaho charged with drug trafficking

BOISE, Idaho — After a shipment of hemp arrived in Boise months ago through the … Read more

Vineyard may sue pot farm, judge rules

Federal judge says racketeering lawsuit by Yamhill County vineyard can go forward

A federal judge has ruled that an Oregon vineyard has plausibly alleged harm from a … Read more

Contaminant found in vaping products linked to lung illnesses

WASHINGTON — State and federal health officials investigating mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping have … Read more

Cannabis industry safety conference comes to Bend

Workshop will focus on extraction, electrical safety

Cannabis growers, extractors, and processors are invited to a workshop focusing on safety and health … Read more

Trademarking cannabis products can be tricky

Federal patent office refuses registration for marijuana products

CHICAGO — Illinois’ burgeoning marijuana industry has a trademark problem. Since selling weed is still … Read more

Person in possible vaping death used pot oil

Oil purchased at a legal dispensary, health official says

PORTLAND — Oregon’s public health physician said Wednesday that a person who died recently of … Read more

Surgeon general warns against pot use by pregnant women, youths

WASHINGTON — The U.S. surgeon general raised a national alarm Thursday about the use of … Read more

Washington, Oregon should be careful with pot tax money, Pew study warns

Washington, Oregon and other states that have legalized recreational marijuana should be careful about how … Read more

Portland brewery embraces CBD-infused beer

For years the Coalition Brewing crew slugged it out in the Portland beer trenches. IPAs, … Read more

Cannabis banking laws slowly changing

Merkley pays taxes in cash-stuffed backpack to illustrate difficulties faced by pot businesses

NEW YORK — Sen. Jeff Merkley once shadowed a cannabis grower and dispenser as he … Read more

Deschutes County hemp farm accuses grower of fraud

Baker’s Ranch Botanicals seeks $950,000 from Michael Schook

Investors in a Deschutes County hemp farm are suing their former partner, saying the farm … Read more

Oregon law limits sales of marijuana byproducts

Marijuana terpenes lack THC but fetch high prices in other states

Marijuana terpenes — flavorings distilled from the plant — fetch high prices online, but Oregon … Read more

New marijuana shops underway in Bend

Owners jockey for remaining real estate

The Bend marijuana shop Creative Crops has faced nearby competition for the duration of its … Read more

FDA: Curaleaf ‘illegally’ made medical claims

Shares in marijuana company Curaleaf fell nearly 9% Tuesday morning after the federal Food and … Read more

OLCC fines Bend cannabis retailer

The Local Market, a cannabis retailer on First Street in Bend, was fined for repeatedly … Read more

Curaleaf aims to be largest pot company

Newest acquisition is an $875M deal for Chicago company

Emerging marijuana giant Curaleaf Holdings says it will pay $875 million, mostly in stock, for … Read more

Oregon hemp farmers seek stability

The Oregon hemp industry is booming, but still faces an uncertain future. A lack of … Read more

Oregon marijuana retailers say they lack fresh supply

Regulators unsure of scope of shortage

Retailers are beginning to feel the sting of a shortage of fresh Oregon cannabis, harvested … Read more

Oregon marijuana regulators coming to Bend

Listening sessions prompted by moratorium on new grower licenses

For the more than 1,136 recreational marijuana producers operating in Oregon, a new moratorium on … Read more

Reefer madness or pot paradise?

The surprising legacy of the place where legal marijuana began: Colorado

DENVER — Serenity Christensen, 14, is too young to set foot in one of Colorado’s … Read more

Cannabis lab sued after hemp deal sours

Juniper Biolabs Inc. calls $18 million lawsuit frivolous

A Texas hemp broker who hired a La Pine-based lab to turn its plants into … Read more

OLCC bars Bend marijuana company from harvesting

Oregrown’s license suspended for 34 days

A Bend-based cannabis firm faces a $15,000 fine and is barred from harvesting for 34 … Read more

Study: Marijuana users twice as likely to crash

Nearly 15 million people report driving while high on pot, making them twice as likely … Read more

In first 2 states where pot became legal, teen use triggers concern

Parents and doctors in Colorado and Washington state say children are easily getting hold of marijuana edibles

DENVER — The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana are starting to grapple with … Read more

Brand new Hemp industry has no standard weight, quantity

Wheat sells by the bushel, but what do you call a unit of hemp?

AURORA — A unit of wheat is called a bushel, and a standard weight of … Read more

OSU establishes hemp research center

Deschutes County is one of Oregon’s top hemp producers

Oregon State University announced plans on Thursday to launch the nation’s largest hemp research center … Read more

Way before Woodstock: Ancient graves point to pot smoking

WASHINGTON — Archaeologists have unearthed the earliest direct evidence of people smoking marijuana from a … Read more

Canadian firm acquires Bend edible cannabis maker

Slang Worldwide Inc. proposes cash and stock deal for Lunchbox Alchemy

A Bend edible cannabis company is being acquired by a Canadian company for an undisclosed … Read more

Cura deal shows big money, consolidation entering Oregon pot industry

A billion dollars for a Portland marijuana company. It’s an astonishing figure. Last month’s deal … Read more

Oregon marijuana regulators don’t track criminal backgrounds

Six license applicants denied for criminal activity since 2016

If Plantae Health owner Andrew J. Anderson is convicted of abuse and other felony charges, … Read more

Veterans denied GI Bill benefit if they work in cannabis

WASHINGTON — For 75 years, veterans purchasing a home have been able to count on … Read more

Oregon, awash in marijuana, takes steps to curb production

SALEM — Oregon is awash in pot, glutted with so much legal weed that if … Read more

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