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Cannabis dispensaries reaping harvest of low prices

When selling recreational marijuana was first legalized in Oregon in 2016, growers raced to get their licenses and farms ready. Prices were high and getting higher as dispensaries popped up in every county and consumers started buying on the open market. Since the beginning of this year, prices have continually dropped with only occasional spikes, […]
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What a trade war means for your marijuana 

Much of the cannabis and concentrates on the market are grown and sold in the U.S. but the devices used to consume them are manufactured in China. If a full-blown, tit-for-tat U.S.-China trade war erupts, a slew of consumer goods could be subject to as much as 25 percent in tax. On the hit list: imported, Chinese-made […]
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From warrant to arrest: Klamath County enforces illegal marijuana grows

Editors Note: H&N reporter Tess Novotny is curious about law enforcement’s response to illegal marijuana grows in Klamath County, and whether it could change if commercial recreational distribution were legalized. The first story in her series on this issue delves into current Klamath County Sheriff’s Office efforts to combat illegal grows. When Klamath County Sheriff’s Office detective […]
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Pot poisoning cases in dogs on the rise

Marijuana toxicity spiked after pot made legal in Oregon. The legalization of recreational marijuana in Oregon brought a significant increase in pot poisoning in animals, a more serious problem than it sounds. Dr. Adam Stone, a veterinarian at Bend Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, was working at a Portland animal hospital when recreational marijuana retail […]
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Commentary: Oregon’s independent streak may be misplaced

We Oregonians take great pride in our independence, so much so that we occasionally tell the federal government to go take a hike where a law is concerned. Thus Oregon is, at least for now, a “sanctuary” state so far as immigration is concerned, and marijuana is a drug available for legal consumption. Source: Commentary: […]
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Editorial: Oregon must fix its pot oversupply problem

One of the biggest issues facing Oregon’s continuing experiment in legalizing the sale and use of recreational marijuana is oversupply: The state is awash in way too much pot to be used by consumers in the state, and federal law enforcement officers are taking note. Billy Williams, the U.S. attorney for Oregon, has been a […]
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Legal Marijuana in Oregon Hasn’t Curbed Illegal Trafficking, Report Says

The new report found that pot grown in Oregon is flooding illegal markets in at least 37 other states. Legalization of marijuana in Oregon has done little to curb illegal cultivation and distribution of the drug, as pot grown in Oregon is flooding illegal markets in multiple states, according to a new report. The research, […]
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In some U.S. states, most legal pot goes unsold

Two of the first states to broadly legalize marijuana took different approaches to regulation that left Oregon with a vast oversupply and Colorado with a well-balanced market. But in both states prices for bud have plummeted. Source: In some U.S. states, most legal pot goes unsold

Oregon senator seeks support for legal pot in Los Angeles

An Oregon lawmaker is off to Los Angeles to wrangle support for a proposal calling on Congress to remove marijuana from a federal list of controlled substances. Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, D-Portland, leaves Sunday to attend this year’s legislative summit of the National Conference of State Legislatures. Source: Oregon senator seeks support for legal pot in Los Angeles

Oregon state senator seeks national support for legal pot | kgw.com

“This is not a fringe-element issue anymore,” Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward said. “This is completely mainstream.” An Oregon lawmaker is off to Los Angeles to wrangle support for a proposal calling on Congress to remove marijuana from a federal list of controlled substances. Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, D-Portland, leaves Sunday to attend this year’s legislative […]
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