Tag Archives: Marijuana

Oregon marijuana processor has his license suspended by OLCC

A search of the van uncovered 25 pounds of cannabis extract worth about $1.1 million. Police also found sealed packages of marijuana, vials of hash oil and 3,500 marijuana seeds. Source: Oregon marijuana processor has his license suspended by OLCC

1.5 tons of pot confiscated in Lents warehouse raid

See why officials say this outer East Portland large-scale marijuana producers had to be shut down, at least, for the time being. After receiving an anonymous tip about illegal marijuana processing, Portland Police Bureau (PPB) officers raided a warehouse – protected by a high-voltage electric fence – in an industrial complex in the 6000 block […]
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Living near marijuana grow can be unhealthy experience

Are the neighbors of large cannabis operations just collateral damage? Here’s what it’s like to live next to the industrial-scale marijuana operation on Cedar Park Road, our mostly residential street just outside Cottage Grove. Source: Living near marijuana grow can be unhealthy experience

The Computer Software That’s Supposed to Keep Oregon’s Legal Weed Out of the Black Market is Driving Growers Crazy

  The state of Oregon has stumbled into another frustrating computer glitch involving a tech contractor—this one hired to ensure that recreational cannabis stays off the black market. Source: The Computer Software That’s Supposed to Keep Oregon’s Legal Weed Out of the Black Market is Driving Growers Crazy – Willamette Week

Other views: Colorado’s intriguing tale of two drugs

America has been trying and failing to forcibly prevent people from using their drugs of choice since before Prohibition. A new study provides the latest evidence of a drug epidemic stemmed by the opposite approach. Colorado’s marijuana legalization coincided with a reversal of a long-standing rise in opioid-related deaths, according to research published in the […]
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Pondering merits of drug legaliztion | Editorial

America has been trying and failing to forcibly prevent people from using their drugs of choice since before Prohibition. A new study provides the latest evidence of a drug epidemic stemmed by the opposite approach. Colorado’s marijuana legalization coincided with a reversal of a long-standing rise in opioid-related deaths, according to research published in the […]
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William Watson: Government-controlled pot market will create new supply management system

Ontario’s decision to run the marijuana market the same way it runs the liquor business — hog-tied in regulation and rent-seeking — was sadly predictable. Source: William Watson: Government-controlled pot market will create new supply management system | Financial Post

Butane hash oil releases carcinogens if heated to high temperatures, study shows

Vapors from butane hash oil – a marijuana extract commonly heated, vaporized and inhaled- could produce significant amounts of carcinogens when heated to high temperatures, according to a Portland State University study published Monday. Source: Butane hash oil releases carcinogens if heated to high temperatures, study shows | OregonLive.com

Portland case reveals gap in rules to separate day care, cannabis businesses

State regulators allowed a Portland man to have a childcare business in his home while owning a storefront dispensary selling marijuana. Those potentially dueling interests didn’t surface until this summer, after two childcare employees quit and contacted the state. They accused the day care owner, Samuel Watson, of keeping large amounts of marijuana inside his […]
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Marijuana complaint from Portland day care workers slow to emerge

Oregon officials twice neglected to deliver key documents when The Oregonian/OregonLive sought to learn about a state-licensed day care operating in the home of a Portland marijuana entrepreneur. The search started July 10 with a public records request to the state Office of Child Care. It asked for documents including anything submitted by Step by […]
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