OLCC podcasts answer questions about cannabis

Latest episode focuses on vaping issues

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has produced a podcast that focuses on the issues surrounding … Read more

CDC: Data still point to THC

Most people who died from vaping-related injuries used products containing THC, the psychoactive ingredient in … Read more

Oregon pot retailers continue to need banking

More than 4 years into recreational sales, cannabis remains a cash business

David Alport’s retail cannabis shop is neat as a pin. The glass counters at North … Read more

Judge rules against sanctions in marijuana lawsuit

An Oregon marijuana producer has failed to convince a federal judge to impose sanctions on … Read more

OLCC penalizes Bend dispensary

The Herb Center will pay a fine or have license suspended

The Herb Center in Bend will pay a fine of $7,920 or serve a 48-day … Read more

Officials expand lab testing, CDC says

Lung illnesses and deaths linked to vaping nationwide have continued to rise as federal health … Read more

Vape ban hits Oregon businesses

Janna Collingwood moved from one shelf to another Tuesday at her vape shop in Portland, … Read more

Hemp attracts a new generation of farmers

Artist, sound engineer and adventure traveler Blu Fortner is adding “farmer” to his resume with … Read more

Some patients are being hospitalized a second time

Federal health officials investigating mysterious vaping-related lung injuries said Friday that some patients are being … Read more

Vaping lung injuries top 1,000 cases; deaths at 18

Hundreds more people in the U.S. have been sickened by a mysterious vaping-related lung disease, … Read more

Oregon officials report 3 more cases of vaping illness

Another three cases of severe lung illnesses connected to vaping have been reported, state health … Read more

2nd Oregonian dies from vaping-related illness

State health officials urge residents to stop vaping

SALEM — A second Oregonian has died from a lung illness after vaping cannabis products, … Read more

Vaping product sales decline

Respiratory illness has cut sales in Oregon more than 60%

PORTLAND — Vaping products, one of the fastest-growing segments of the legal marijuana industry, have … Read more

Vaping devices in disguise

Devices hidden in hoodies and watches can be hard for parents to see

In yet another twist for worried parents: Meet the vaping hoodie. This high school fashion … Read more

Pot-banking bill may get some help from hemp

Adding hemp provisions to bill may make it more palatable in the Senate

WASHINGTON — Measures making it easier for hemp growers to sell their product may be … Read more

Investigation finds CBD spiked with illegal drugs

Some vapes, edibles, gummy bears contain illegal synthetic marijuana

Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD. “It’ll relax you,” … Read more

Pot stores pull vaping products

PORTLAND — Oregon marijuana retailers on Thursday began removing vaping products from their shelves and … Read more

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

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