Tag Archives: Marijuana Industry

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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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 found […]
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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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What’s next for cannabis in Deschutes County?

Matt Toepfer has been growing marijuana, primarily for medical patients, in Deschutes County for 15 years. But when the county approved recreational marijuana production operations in rural portions of the county, Toepfer — who operates a 3,000-square-foot greenhouse about 3 miles west of La Pine — was unable to convert to recreational growing due to […]
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Public banks offer hope for marijuana businesses

The ability to bank at institutions that are regulated by local governments, rather than federal agencies, would be quite welcome for state-compliant marijuana businesses With most private institutions and credit unions still avoiding the legal cannabis industry, many marijuana businesses remain without bank accounts. But one idea is gaining acceptance among marijuana entrepreneurs and a […]
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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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Growing jobs in Lakeview

It’s been several years in the making, with various regulatory curve balls changing plans along the way, but the finishing touches are finally being placed on a commercial marijuana facility in Lakeview. The latest acquisition by The 42nd Group, a California-based property management company specializing in commercial agriculture operations, is an abandoned door manufacturing facility […]
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People and properties of One Gro: Marijuana startup wants Creswell residents to OK pot sales

The second vote in as many years about allowing recreational marijuana sales in Creswell has put a spotlight on the company pushing for it — One Gro. Based in a small office in Creswell, One Gro has multimillion dollar pot-centered ambitions at several sites in Lane County, not just in the city off Interstate 5. […]
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California vs. Oregon

California begins adult use cannabis sales on Jan.1, and is expected to become the largest market for cannabis. I’m in San Francisco as I write this, headed to L.A. for the next column. In a state with the planet’s sixth-largest economy, covering this is going to require two columns. Source: California vs. Oregon | Smoke […]
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Editorial: A marijuana message

Representatives of Oregon’s still-evolving marijuana industry will gather in Ashland next month for the fourth annual Oregon Marijuana Business Conference to network and discuss what’s new. Keynote speaker Henry Rollins told the Daily Tidings he wants to focus on something old in the business world: community service. Attendees would be advised to listen closely. Three […]
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