Tag Archives: Marijuana Industry

Inside The ‘Wild, Wild West’ Of Oregon Cannabis Businesses As They Seek Banking Services

David Alport’s retail cannabis shop is neat as a pin. The glass counters at North Portland’s Bridge City Collective gleam, and the products are carefully positioned. The only unusual note is a decidedly not-so-sleek ATM given a prominent place of honor near the entrance. “It gets used a lot,” Alport said, “being an all-cash business.” […]
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State cannabis industry reps talk business

PBA forum compares marijuana to other private enterprise sectors, with similarities and differences Source: State cannabis industry reps talk business

Marijuana growers caught in the crosshairs of opt-out confusion

Commission to consider fixing ordinance to allow marijuana applications to move forward. At the end of this summer, Alex Eakin was a few steps away from realizing his dream of operating his first marijuana growing facility. Eakin, the owner of White Wolf Ranch Inc., has spent the last two years building his facility in Tumalo. […]
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Cannabis Banking Challenges Go Beyond Pot

Banks uneasy about pot money aren’t any happier about hemp. Kat Merryfield was ready to share her farm-to-home oils, chocolates and creams with the rest of the country. But banks and credit card processors weren’t ready to work with her small business. “We started out our website with PayPal, and it took about six months […]
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Oregon Cannabis Is Entering a New Era. Here’s What It Will Look Like.

When cannabis first became legal in Oregon in 2015, many wondered what the future might bring. Source: Oregon Cannabis Is Entering a New Era. Here’s What It Will Look Like.

Editorial: Marijuana banking bill off to a strong start

Oregonians in the marijuana business know all too well the problems that arise when the nation’s banking system is unavailable to an industry. So, too, does Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Portland, and his Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act is a step toward preventing those problems. The bill got a major push forward Wednesday when […]
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US House passes bill giving pot businesses access to banking

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would grant legal marijuana businesses access to banking, a measure that would clear up a longstanding headache for the industry. The bill, called the SAFE Banking Act, passed 321-103 on the strength of near-unanimous support from Democrats and nearly half of Republicans. Its prospects in […]
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Can Marijuana Odor Taint Wine Grapes?

An Oregon winery alleges its pot-growing neighbors led to a canceled grape order. As marijuana legalization has spread across the United States, many have wondered if the bourgeoning cannabis business might affect the alcohol industry. Source: Can Marijuana Odor Taint Wine Grapes? | Food & Wine

Help wanted for Southern Oregon farms

Rogue Valley vegetable farmers say they are having trouble finding workers to tend and harvest crops, in part because hemp, which is riding a major wave, tapping much of the labor force and in may cases paying better. To make ends meet, many organic food farmers are planting fewer vegetables and firming their bottom line […]
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An Oregon Vineyard Sued a Neighboring Cannabis Farm For Racketeering. A Judge Says The Case Might Have Merit.

A federal lawsuit against an Oregon cannabis farm will proceed after a  judge ruled that a neighboring vineyard’s racketeering complaint has merit. Source: An Oregon Vineyard Sued a Neighboring Cannabis Farm For Racketeering. A Judge Says The Case Might Have Merit. – Willamette Week