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Cannabis dispensaries reaping harvest of low prices

When selling recreational marijuana was first legalized in Oregon in 2016, growers raced to get their licenses and farms ready. Prices were high and getting higher as dispensaries popped up in every county and consumers started buying on the open market. Since the beginning of this year, prices have continually dropped with only occasional spikes, […]
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Wineries, neighbors both have concerns

Southern Oregon’s wine industry is getting noticed, in a good way, as wine enthusiasts visit here and judges evaluate entries at the annual Oregon Wine Experience now in progress in the valley. A story in Wednesday’s Mail Tribune featured a returning wine judge who took note of the improving quality and increasing refinement of the […]
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Editorial: Liquor commission accidentally makes the case for tax-limiting ballot measure

Booze panel shows what happens when it’s easy for officials to squeeze the public. On July 5, an initiative petition that would make it more difficult for lawmakers to hike fees and taxes qualified for the November ballot. Three weeks later, in a seemingly unrelated move, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission showed voters why IP […]
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Recycling numbers up after increase in deposit amount

Cans and bottles must be from Oregon to be redeemed for a deposit. Ten cents may not sound like much, but for people who are diligent about returning cans and bottles, deposits can quickly add up to more than pocket change. It was adding up for the Agape House on Tuesday, as a steady stream […]
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How legal cannabis actually made things worse for sick people in Oregon

The medical marijuana market is in a downward spiral as businesses, lured by big money, shift to recreational Source: How legal cannabis actually made things worse for sick people in Oregon

Oregon Takes Steps To Reduce Cannabis Black Market

The state took several new steps this week to reduce the size of Oregon’s cannabis black market — including efforts to keep it away from kids. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission now requires cannabis growers provide advance notice of their harvests. The idea is to allow officials to turn up in the fields — if they […]
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Oregon moves to tighten up cannabis harvest oversight

Oregon cannabis regulators, under pressure to show they’re working to stem black-market diversion, adopted a rule Thursday requiring growers to give notice before harvesting their crops. Under the new rule, growers have to get word that they’ll be cutting to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission by 9 a.m. on the day of a harvest. Source: […]
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Oregon pot regulators cite Oregrown, Lunchbox Alchemy for license violations

Marijuana workers could lose permits for selling to minors. One of Bend’s most prominent marijuana businesses faces a 46-day suspension for multiple license violations, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced Thursday, along with sanctions on several other cannabis businesses around the state, plus new regulations. Oregrown, a marijuana grower, processor and dispensary operator, will pay […]
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Cannabis Harvest Restrictions Aim to Starve Oregon’s Black Market

Officials worry that a glut of marijuana will feed the black market. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will soon announce new cannabis harvest regulations. Source: Cannabis Harvest Restrictions Aim to Starve Oregon’s Black Market | The Lund Report

What we’ve learned from three years of legal marijuana

Jim and Kevin Foster grew up on an apple farm in upstate New York. By the time the brothers were teenagers, they were regularly tending and harvesting the orchard, planting and pruning thousands of trees and watching how their parents managed the business. Whenever the brothers had the chance, they’d smoke weed from pipes they […]
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