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

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

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

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

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