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

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

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