Tag Archives: Marijuana

Marijuana pesticide contamination worries Oregon farmers

Due to Oregon’s pesticide testing regime for marijuana and its high value, growers of more conventional crops worry about getting blamed for contamination. Concerns about pesticide drift are nothing new in agriculture, but the issue has taken on new gravity for Oregon farmers with marijuana-growing neighbors. Due to Oregon’s pesticide testing regime for marijuana and […]
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The one banking bill Congress might actually pass next term

The financial industry is not expecting movement on a lot of legislation given a divided Congress, but one measure is beginning to attract widespread attention. Conventional wisdom says that it’s going to be a tall order to pass banking legislation next term, but there just might be a key exception. One measure to watch will […]
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Multi-tenant marijuana warehouse planned for northeast Bend

Prime Vertical LLC plans to build two warehouses on industrial-zoned land in Bend to rent out to multiple marijuana businesses.The plan comes as the Oregon Liquor Control Commission plows through a backlog of new and renewal license applications and is not processing any new applications until it catches up. Source: Multi-tenant marijuana warehouse planned for […]
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Our View: America is headed toward legal pot

Department of Justice is woefully behind times. As President Donald Trump mulls his next choice for U.S. attorney general, we hope he chooses someone with a realistic view of legalized marijuana in Oregon and other states. Billy Williams, the U.S. attorney for Oregon, will be a key player in the attorney general’s future decisions. Williams […]
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Alaska credit union to serve marijuana businesses

A credit union will launch a pilot program to begin serving marijuana businesses in Alaska, giving the cash-reliant industry a financial option after banks shunned the industry. Most banks and credit card processors in the U.S. won’t service marijuana businesses because of the federal prohibition on marijuana. Credit Union 1 announced its decision Thursday and […]
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DHS Death Reporting | Youth Legal Clinic | Green Cannabis – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Officials at the Department of Human Services are supposed to review the deaths of children that child protective workers have checked in on. But new reporting from The Oregonian’s/OregonLive’s Molly Young reveals that the state has delayed or withheld those reports from public disclosure. Portland nonprofit New Avenues for Youth is expanding its pilot program to help homeless youth with legal aid. New […]
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Our view | Time to get real about marijuana

As President Donald Trump mulls his next choice for U.S. attorney general, we hope he chooses someone with a realistic view of legalized marijuana in Oregon and other states. Billy Williams, the U.S. attorney for Oregon, will be a key player in the attorney general’s future decisions. Williams will chair the Attorney General’s Marijuana Working […]
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Editorial: Oregon doesn’t need a new weed bureaucracy

A report prepared for the Oregon Cannabis Commission suggests the state should create a new agency to regulate marijuana. That job is now spread among the Oregon Health Authority, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and the Oregon Department of Agriculture. OHA oversees the state’s medical marijuana program, the OLCC does the same for recreational cannabis […]
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A case study: How marijuana legalization has affected Medford, Oregon

A decade ago, before any states legalized recreational marijuana use, it would have been hard to imagine the reality of legalized marijuana here or anywhere else in the U.S. But it’s now a different story. Recreational use of the drug is legal in 10 states and in Washington, D.C., with many other states legalizing it […]
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Marijuana is getting cheaper. For some states, that’s a problem.

While consumers may enjoy the cheaper prices, the low revenue may strain state budgets. Wholesale marijuana prices in Colorado have fallen by a third in just the past 12 months, continuing a price crash that began soon after the drug was legalized. Although this implies that some marijuana entrepreneurs are going to go bankrupt, the […]
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