Tag Archives: Marijuana

Vaping illness spurs calls for federal marijuana changes

Marijuana advocates are seizing on the recent outbreak of vaping illnesses to renew calls for clear federal rules on cannabis. Federal health officials have pointed to black market THC products as a likely culprit of a mysterious vaping illness that has sickened more than 2,000 people across the country and caused at least 39 deaths. […]
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Study: Oregon minors use marijuana at second-highest rate in U.S.

Oregon adolescents used marijuana at the second-highest rate in the nation after recreational marijuana sales kicked off in 2015, according to a recent study from a national drug-testing company. Source: Study: Oregon minors use marijuana at second-highest rate in U.S.

State dismantles illegal vape oil operation near Dexter

State and federal officials discovered and shut down an illegal marijuana processing operation in rural Lane County, regulators said Thursday. Oregon State Police searched a makeshift outdoor operation last week near Dexter, where they found about 216 pounds of marijuana extracts, two oil extraction machines and 10 guns. They also found items related to manufacturing […]
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State dismantles illegal vape oil operation near Dexter

State and federal officials discovered and shut down an illegal marijuana processing operation in rural Lane County, regulators said Thursday. Source: State dismantles illegal vape oil operation near Dexter – oregonlive.com

More than 200 lbs. of marijuana extract, counterfeit vape cartridges seized from property near Dexter

More than 200 pounds of cannabis extracts and items related to the manufacture and sale of counterfeit vape cartridges were seized from a property near Dexter last week as part of an illegal marijuana bust. Source: More than 200 lbs. of marijuana extract, counterfeit vape cartridges seized from property near Dexter

OLCC podcasts answer questions about cannabis

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has produced a podcast that focuses on the issues surrounding marijuana vaping and the national outbreak of a respiratory illness. “In the Weeds – The Ultimate OLCC Potcast,” is a series aimed at the recreational marijuana industry. The fourth episode focuses on vaping. Source: OLCC podcasts answer questions about cannabis; […]
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Editorial: County’s back to the marijuana drawing board, again

Having rejected a proposal to build a marijuana production facility east of Bend earlier this year, the Deschutes County Commission now has the chance to reconsider. Its members should read carefully the decision by the Land Use Board of Appeals issued Oct. 18 and give Waveseer of Oregon the right to build the facility. Source: […]
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Value of Portland’s billion-dollar marijuana deal slashed

The fall reflects growing investor uncertainty about the business prospects for marijuana businesses. Amid a sharp decline in the value of marijuana stocks, the Massachusetts company buying Oregon’s biggest marijuana business has dramatically reduced the value of the all-stock transaction. Source: Value of Portland’s billion-dollar marijuana deal slashed – oregonlive.com

Oregon county must reconsider marijuana facility denial

Oregon’s Deschutes County must reconsider its denial of a 36,000-square-foot indoor marijuana facility on farmland due to its close proximity to “youth activity centers.” Waveseer of Oregon had proposed constructing the nearly acre-size building to grow, dry and process marijuana in addition to two other structures for water treatment and electrical systems in an “exclusive […]
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Some States With Legal Weed Embrace Vaping Bans, Warn Of Black Market Risks

Many cases of vaping-related injury seem to involve THC, health officials say. That’s led some states to take another look at the safety of the regulated cannabis market, as well as the black market. Around Washington state, cannabis shops are being required to hang signs warning customers of “severe lung injuries” and “deaths” associated with […]
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