Tag Archives: Marijuana Industry

Masks complicate asking for ID

Checking identification is more complicated when everyone is wearing a mask, but local businesses say they’re making it work. Brandon Krenzler at Kind Leaf Pendleton said most people are still recognizable from their photo, even with their mouth and nose obscured. But if staff do have a question, they’re allowed to ask the customer to […]
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Weed Edibles Are Selling Well During the Pandemic

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Jackson County pot sales rocket to new heights

Sales of cannabis punched through the stratosphere in May, soaring 55% over last May and eclipsing April’s banner month in Jackson County, based on data from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Source: Jackson County pot sales rocket to new heights | Mail Tribune

Oregon cannabis sales soar over $100 million

May was a merry month for cannabis sales as they soared to $103 million, according to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s monthly sales data. That’s an increase of 15% over April’s record of $89 million in sales, said Mark Pettinger, OLCC spokesman. Sales will likely keep growing as the coronavirus pandemic continues to be a […]
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Oregon marijuana sales breaks record in April

For the second-straight month, Oregon broke sales records for legal marijuana. There is one bright spot in the economy: marijuana sales. In April, Oregon saw $89 million in legal marijuana sales. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission reports marijuana sales were up 45% in April, compared to last year, making April 2020 the largest month on […]
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Eastern Oregon faces unique issues with COVID-19

The effects of the coronavirus restrictions on daily life can be vastly different east of the Cascades, says Malheur County newspaper publisher Les Zaitz. The effects of the coronavirus restrictions on daily life are evident if you live in the Portland area or Willamette Valley. But from a standpoint of geography, the impact is distinctly […]
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Virus boosts pot, alcohol sales

Booze and pot are being enjoyed in record amounts during the pandemic shutdown. “It’s not that we’ve had a big uptick in customers, it’s that the customers are buying more at a time,” said Phil Carvalho, owner and operator of C&C Farms Rec Shop on West Main Street. Carvalho opened the first legal cannabis store […]
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California weed industry gets boost from coronavirus, but problems loom

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Virus fuels pot industry’s push for online sales, delivery

Colorado has made online sales of recreational marijuana legal during the coronavirus pandemic, fulfilling one of the pot industry’s biggest wishes and fueling its argument for more concessions that could be made permanent when the crisis eases. It’s one of several signs emerging from the virus outbreak of just how far ingrained marijuana has become […]
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Oregon pot sales see coronavirus boost, but outlook remains hazy

March was a banner month for marijuana sales in Oregon, with statewide sales up 36% over the same period last year as consumers laid in stash to tide them through the coronavirus pandemic. Source: Oregon pot sales see coronavirus boost, but outlook remains hazy