Tag Archives: Marijuana

Oregon faces black-market marijuana problem

Illegal market grows in Deschutes County. Law enforcement authorities intercepted $48 million worth of black-market marijuana headed from Oregon to 37 states over a three-year period, and officers blame the illegal exports on a statewide glut of regulated marijuana and low prices. Some of the black-market marijuana comes from illegal growers, some diverted from legal […]
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Washington cannabis regulations differ from Oregon

In Washington, the second state to start recreational sales of cannabis, regulators combat cannabis diversion from the legal recreational and medical programs to the black market by limiting the number of producers and processors and the size of their growing sites, a state officials said. Washington limits its number of licensed cannabis producers and processors […]
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95 cities and counties in Oregon where it’s still illegal to sell marijuana

Cannabis is legal to grow, sell, buy and recreationally consume in Oregon, right? Well, almost. There are some cities and counties in the state that have opted out of various parts of Oregon’s chillest law and, according to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, “prohibited the establishment of Licensed Recreational Marijuana producers, processors, wholesalers, and/or retailers.” Source: […]
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62% of Americans favor legalizing marijuana

The share of U.S. adults who support marijuana legalization is little changed from about a year ago – when 61% favored it – but it is double what it was in 2000 (31%). About six-in-ten Americans (62%) say the use of marijuana should be legalized, reflecting a steady increase over the past decade, according to […]
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Marijuana skeptics fear ‘de facto legalization’ in states

“We’re not interested in allowing people to go and smoke marijuana just for the heck of it.” When Jason Nemes, a Republican legislator in deeply conservative Kentucky, proposed a bill allowing the sale of medicinal marijuana this year, he included strict conditions to prevent doctors from rampantly prescribing the drug. After all, Nemes has no […]
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Oregon pot growers want to export excess weed

Oregon’s Legislature will consider a bill in its 2019 session which will look to take down the initial barrier toward exporting legal cannabis from the state. The federal government would still need to allow marijuana to be sent across state lines. Cannabis remains a Schedule I drug federally. “We want to get to the point […]
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It’s high time we took a breath from marijuana commercialization

In 2012 we were told Colorado would lead the nation on a grand experiment in commercialized marijuana. Six years later — with two major industry reports just released and the state legislature and Denver City Council about to consider more expansion measures — it’s a perfect time to pause and assess some results of that […]
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Pot in the workplace: Oregon is No. 1 for positive drug tests

We’re number one! In people failing drugs test for weed! According to a report from the Drug Testing Index, Oregon has a higher percentage of workplace drug tests that are positive for marijuana than any other state in the country. Source: Pot in the workplace: Oregon is No. 1 for positive drug tests | OregonLive.com

Bend physician links legalized marijuana to opioid epidemic

Analysis counters previous research. Several studies have found states that have legalized marijuana have lower rates of opioid overdoses. That has led many to speculate that broader access to cannabis could be a key to reversing the opioid epidemic. But a new analysis is calling that correlation into question and suggesting that legalization could be […]
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2 million teens vape marijuana;

Almost 1 in 11 American students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens, according to a school-based survey. E-cigarettes typically contain nicotine, but many of the battery-powered devices can vaporize other substances, including marijuana. Results published Monday mean 2 million middle and high school students […]
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