Tag Archives: Marijuana

Marijuana abundance driving price downward

A gram of marijuana costs $5 at one shop in Brookings. At another, it’s $3. And at a third, it’s $2.50. Source: Marijuana abundance driving price downward;

Marijuana growers in southern Oregon prevail in court

The Oregon Court of Appeals rejected an appeal by county commissioners in a prime marijuana-growing part of the state to put back in place their restrictions on commercial pot production. The appeals court’s dismissal without comment Wednesday of the Josephine County commissioners’ case marks the latest step in the struggle between the county’s political leaders […]
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Top US Attorney in Oregon Charges 9 in Fraud, Pot Scheme

Oregon‘s top federal prosecutor has charged nine people with financial and drug crimes in a scheme that involved defrauding banks and using the money to start illegal marijuana grow houses and fund an interstate pot distribution ring, according to court documents filed Tuesday. Source: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/oregon/articles/2018-06-12/top-us-attorney-in-oregon-charges-9-in-fraud-pot-scheme

Republican senator hopeful Trump will back bill to protect states’ rights on marijuana

Sens. Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren’s bill would protect states that have legalized marijuana from any federal interference. A Republican senator from Colorado believes President Trump will support a bipartisan congressional effort to give states autonomy over their marijuana laws — even though it would put the White House in direct conflict with its Justice Department. Sens. Cory Gardner and […]
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Editorial: Trump signals a change in his position on marijuana

It’s almost enough to make you start to feel sorry for U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Almost. Late last week, reporters asked President Donald Trump about a new bill regarding marijuana. The bill, introduced by Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado and Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, would leave the decisions about whether to legalize marijuana […]
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Portland Has Nearly Twice as Many Pot Shops as Liquor Stores

State regulators are calling a timeout. Source: Portland Has Nearly Twice as Many Pot Shops as Liquor Stores

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer Is Co-Sponsoring A Bill To Formally Protect Cannabis in States Where It’s Legal

The bill would resolve some of the legal uncertainty created when U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions revoked the Cole Memo. Source: U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer Is Co-Sponsoring A Bill To Formally Protect Cannabis in States Where It’s Legal

Oregon Is Running Out of Workers Who Can Pass a Drug Test

Oregon’s state economist says employers are seeing lots of job applicants fail drug tests. On May 23, the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis released its quarterly forecast, a 66-page assessment of the state’s economy, which is booming. That’s led to bounteous tax receipts and record low unemployment—4 percent, the lowest level since the state began […]
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Editorial: Federal memo on marijuana strikes the right balance

Billy Williams, the U.S. attorney for Oregon, recently announced his office’s guidelines for cannabis enforcement in the state, and you have give the prosecutor credit for consistency. In a memo, Williams said his office would target the illicit marijuana market (with an eye toward pot overproduction and interstate trafficking), work to protect minors, and “prioritize […]
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Legalizing marijuana is fine. But don’t ignore the science on its dangers.

LLegalizing marijuana is fine. But don’t ignore the science on its dangers. Three decades ago, I would have been over the moon to see marijuana legalized. It would have saved me a lot of effort spent trying to avoid detection, constantly looking for places to hide a joint. Source: Legalizing marijuana is fine. But don’t […]
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