Tag Archives: Cannabis

Could Oregon’s marijuana business boom turn to bust?

Oregon’s marijuana legalization has produced a business boom — a boom that some fear may go bust if the state can’t get a handle on its regulatory process. The concern surfaced in the Oregon Marijuana Business Conference held Sunday at the Ashland Hills Hotel. Growers, processors, retailers and regulators who came together for the session […]
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Jackson County Increases Cannabis Growing Violation Fines

Jackson County officials are increasing code violation fines to $20,000 starting Jan. 8. Source: Jackson County Increases Cannabis Growing Violation Fines

Cannabis conference includes work and play

A Who’s Who of the state’s marijuana industry will converge on the Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites this weekend for a little bit of play and a lot of networking at the latest installment of the Oregon Marijuana Business Conference. Dozens of exhibitors — from growers and cannabis shops to legal and business professionals — […]
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Oregon cannabis processor’s license suspended after Nebraska bust

Oregon marijuana regulators suspended the processor license for Rich Extracts on Wednesday, a week after sheriff’s deputies in Nebraska reportedly found 25 pounds of cannabis extract in a company principal’s U-Haul van. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission said it issued an order of immediate license suspension because “continued operation of Rich Extracts represents a serious […]
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Rep. Blumenauer launches committee to target anti-pot lawmakers

Oregon’s leading marijuana advocate in Congress, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, has formed a political action committee aimed at unseating anti-pot lawmakers. Source: Rep. Blumenauer launches committee to target anti-pot lawmakers

Living near marijuana grow can be unhealthy experience

Are the neighbors of large cannabis operations just collateral damage? Here’s what it’s like to live next to the industrial-scale marijuana operation on Cedar Park Road, our mostly residential street just outside Cottage Grove. Source: Living near marijuana grow can be unhealthy experience

Portland developer with cannabis ties nominated to OLCC

A Portland businessman whose family created and then divested itself of the largest beverage distributor in the state is Gov. Kate Brown’s nominee to fill a seat on the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Matthew Maletis, 38, is also a financier in the marijuana business, the first with direct ties to legal cannabis to be considered […]
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Gov. Kate Brown Names First Cannabis Industry Representative to Oregon Liquor Control Commission

Matt Maletis’ appointment reflects the expanding focus of the powerful state agency. When Gov. Kate Brown last week released her new list of appointments to boards and commissions, much of the focus was on two senior state senators moving on to new positions. But just as she acted to renew the Senate chamber, Brown also proposed new blood […]
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Green Cannabis | ‘Viewpoint Diversity’ – OPB’s Think Out Loud

As the cannabis industry expands in Oregon, more people are paying attention to the environmental impact of its cultivation, like energy and water use. We speak with Jesce Horton, the owner of Panacea Valley Gardens and a board member for Oregon’s Resource Innovation Institute, about moves towards environmental sustainability in Oregon’s cannabis industry. Portland State University political science professor Bruce […]
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Oregon Distributes $85 Million in Cannabis Tax Revenue to Schools, Police, and Health Services

“Legalizing and regulating cannabis can help generate revenue for important governmental services.” Source: Oregon Distributes $85 Million in Cannabis Tax Revenue to Schools, Police, and Health Services – News | MERRY JANE