Tag Archives: Marijuana

One Factor in Oregon’s Dropping Jobless Rate? Legal Weed

As the Oregon unemployment rates drops below 4 percent for the first time in state history, weed keeps growing as a job sector. Source: One Factor in Oregon’s Dropping Jobless Rate? Legal Weed – Willamette Week

Smoke pot in Oregon? Your name now protected from feds

Brown fears the Trump administration could make good on its threat of a “higher level of federal engagement” when it comes to legalized pot, she said. Oregonians who worry about a federal crackdown on legal marijuana use now have an extra layer of protection: Gov. Kate Brown on Monday signed a bill that prohibits the […]
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Oregon’s first pot friendly campground? It could be Smoke on the Water Lake Selmac

Wayne Zallen started building 1,500-square foot warehouses for marijuana grows in 2014, before recreational marijuana was legalized in Oregon. Now he’s got another big cannabis idea that may be a first in the state: a marijuana-friendly campground, to be called Smoke on the Water Lake Selmac. Source: Oregon’s first pot friendly campground? It could be […]
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Brown expected to sign pot privacy bill

A bill that protects people from having their cannabis purchases from being divulged by recreational marijuana outlets sailed through the Oregon Senate recently and passed the House of Representatives 53 to 5 Tuesday. All it needs is Gov. Kate Brown’s signature to become law. Source: Brown expected to sign pot privacy bill | My Columbia […]
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Oregon passes privacy bill protecting marijuana shop customers

Lawmakers in Oregon overwhelmingly passed a measure aimed at protecting customers of the state’s recreational marijuana dispensaries as politicians prepare for potential pushback from President Trump. The Oregon House of Representatives voted 53-5 in favor of a bill Monday that bars state pot shops from collecting personal information from customers without their consent, effectively ensuring […]
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Oregon lawmakers vote to shield marijuana users’ info from feds

Oregon state lawmakers who fear heightened marijuana enforcement by federal agents overwhelmingly approved Monday a proposal to protect pot users from having their identities or cannabis-buying habits from being divulged by the dispensary shops that make buying pre-rolled joints and “magic” brownies as easy as grabbing a bottle of whiskey from the liquor store. Source: […]
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Oregon set to shield marijuana user data from US officials

Oregon state lawmakers who fear heightened marijuana enforcement by federal agents overwhelmingly approved Monday a proposal to protect pot users from having their identities or cannabis-buying habits from being divulged by the shops that make buying pre-rolled joints and “magic” brownies as easy as grabbing a bottle of whiskey from the liquor store. Source: Oregon set […]
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Oregon Marijuana Customers Would Enjoy More Anonymity Under Measure

People who legally buy marijuana in Oregon would enjoy a greater level of privacy under a measure headed for Gov. Kate Brown’s desk. The Oregon House Monday approved a bill that would stop cannabis retailers from recording personal information such as a customer’s name, age or address. Source: Oregon Marijuana Customers Would Enjoy More Anonymity […]
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Loan denials common for Oregon pot workers

When Melissa Johnson needed a new car last summer, she bought a used Kia Soul from the dealership in Bend. She drove away with an affordable payment and relatively low interest rate on an auto loan. But a week later, she said, she received a call: “You need to come into the dealership. Source: Loan […]
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Governors tell feds to back off on pot | Editorial

Four Western governors last week urged the Trump administration to essentially leave their states alone as far as legalized marijuana goes. Source: Editorial: Governors tell feds to back off on pot | Editorial | democratherald.com