Tag Archives: Marijuana

Editorial: OLCC pot crackdown is a welcome move – Opinion

Plans to open a Medford office dedicated to investigating black-market marijuana operations in Southern Oregon are a good sign for the fledgling recreational pot industry, and responsible growers and retailers should welcome the move. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has announced it will open an office next February that will house OLCC and Oregon State […]
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Federal Requests For Patient Info Raise Red Flags In States That Allow Medical Pot Use

“With the anti-marijuana rhetoric coming from the Trump administration’s Department of Justice, you do have to wonder what the true motivation is here.” Source: Federal Requests For Patient Info Raise Red Flags In States That Allow Medical Pot Use | HuffPost

State economists tackle pot, but gaps persist in young industry

Economists say Oregon will see net marijuana revenues of about $142 million in the next two years. Oregon state economists are crunching numbers on a product that in many other states remains illegal — marijuana. Under House Bill 3470, passed this legislative session, state economists have been asked to project future tax revenues from pot. […]
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State economists tackle pot, but gaps persist in young industry

State economists project the state will bring in net marijuana revenues of about $142 million in the next two years, but the very short history of legal marijuana and other factors complicate forecasting. Source: State economists tackle pot, but gaps persist in young industry – Capital Bureau – East Oregonian

No pot plants at Oregon State Fair this year

A change in state rules prevented organizers from displaying plants at the Oregon State Fair. After last year’s high-profile debut of award-winning cannabis crops at the Oregon State Fair, visitors this year may have been surprised by the absence of plants. Source: Pamplin Media Group – No pot plants at Oregon State Fair this year

Big profits, extra pot fuel illegal butane hash oil labs

The midday explosion that convulsed a quiet North Portland neighborhood last month showered the street with glass and debris and hurled a 150-pound door into nearby Peninsula Park. It blasted a 91-year-old home to pieces, scattering glass and scraps of the roof. The two men inside died. The sheer force of the blast suggested someone, […]
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Kicker | Black Market Marijuana | Immigration Legal Help | God Squad – OPB’s Think Out Loud

It’s official: Oregonians will get a tax rebate next year thanks to a unique law known as the “kicker.” Gov. Kate Brown has been exchanging letters with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions about Oregon’s marijuana market. Some irrigators who depend on water that flows through Columbia and Snake River dams have called for the so-called […]
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Gov. Brown mounts vigorous defense of legal pot in Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown strongly defended Oregon’s marijuana regulations in a letter Tuesday to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and publicly discredited an Oregon State Police analysis that concluded the state remains a top black market source for the drug. Source: Gov. Brown mounts vigorous defense of legal pot in Oregon | OregonLive.com

Editorial: Black market is weak link in legalization

If the Trump administration truly is serious about enforcing federal marijuana laws, even in states like Oregon that have legalized pot, their best argument revolves around the amount of the weed that’s hitting the black market. So Oregon officials have to be hoping that their increased efforts to track weed will pay off. Otherwise, this […]
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Oregon Governor, State Police Chief Stand Up For Recreational Marijuana

Oregon’s governor and the head of the state police defended the state’s legal marijuana industry in letters to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been hinting at a crackdown on states such as Oregon that have legalized cannabis in defiance of federal law. Source: Oregon Governor, State Police Chief Stand Up For Recreational Marijuana […]
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