Tag Archives: Marijuana Industry

Billy Williams has a chance to save Oregon’s pot industry: Guest opinion

Billy Williams, the United States Attorney for Oregon, recently outlined five prosecution priorities for his office related to cannabis, including overproduction and interstate trafficking, protection of children, public safety, organized crime and environmental protection. Source: Billy Williams has a chance to save Oregon’s pot industry: Guest opinion | OregonLive.com

Proposed U.S. banking fix for marijuana may not open all doors

A proposal in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana could encourage more banks to do business with cannabis companies, but it appears to fall short of a cure-all for an industry that must operate mainly as a cash business in a credit card world. Marijuana is legal in some form in about 30 […]
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Proposed US banking fix for marijuana may not open all doors 

The shortage of banking services has been a major obstacle to the industry. A proposal in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana could encourage more banks to do business with cannabis companies, but it appears to fall short of a cure-all for an industry that must operate mainly as a cash business in […]
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Cannabis Growers Deal With Pot Glut | Jefferson Public Radio

Oregon is producing way more cannabis than its population can use. The state’s U.S. attorney said so recently, and warned the federal government would crack down on the black market, particularly growers sending product out of state, illegal under federal and state law. Law enforcement aside, the glut of pot has sent prices sharply lower, […]
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OLCC pot license pause: Not necessarily a bad thing | Editorial

It’s no secret that Oregon is producing more marijuana than it’s consuming. By one estimate, Oregon sold slightly more than 10 percent of what it produced in 2017. Mind you, some of that excess will be made into extracts and concentrates, which require large amounts to produce small quantities of useable product. Source: OLCC pot […]
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Portland’s First CBD Cafe Opens Tomorrow

Grön is able to skirt Oregon law forbidding the sale of pot products outside licensed dispensaries because its CBD products are derived from evergreen tree bark rather than hemp or cannabis. Owner Christine Smith says the effect is different from regular CBD and “more in line with taking an aspirin.” Source: Portland’s First CBD Cafe […]
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OLCC to pause processing of recreational marijuana licenses

Facing a backlog of thousands of applications, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced Wednesday it will not process any new recreational marijuana licenses after June 15. Source: OLCC to pause processing of recreational marijuana licenses

Editorial: Let market resolve glut

Oregon has a wealth of marijuana, far more than anyone expected. Now the Oregon Liquor Control Commission is apparently trying to decide if there’s too much of it, and if so, what should be done. Here’s a hint: If there’s a glut, or if prices dip too low, some producers will get out of the […]
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Oregon to pause accepting marijuana license applications

Faced with a backlog of applications for recreational marijuana licenses, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission says it will set aside any applications received after June 15 until the pileup is cleared. The commission says it has issued almost 1,900 recreational marijuana licenses since April 2016 as well as almost 29,000 marijuana worker permits. The agency […]
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Easy entry into Oregon’s legal pot market means huge surplus

When Oregon lawmakers created the state’s legal marijuana program, they had one goal in mind above all else: to convince illicit pot growers to leave the black market. That meant low barriers to entry that also targeted long-standing medical marijuana growers, whose product is not taxed. As a result, weed production boomed — with a […]
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