Category Archives: Oregon Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Is proposed Oregon marijuana export plan a solution to state’s cannabis glut – or a pipe dream?

The head of an Oregon marijuana trade group hopes to convince state legislators to permit local cannabis companies to export crops and products to other states, but MJ attorneys said the plan faces huge legal obstacles. To shrink Oregon’s massive marijuana surplus, Adam Smith, the founder of the Craft Cannabis Alliance, is working with state lawmakers […]

Chart: Dozens of marijuana licenses at risk after Oregon inspections

More than a quarter of Oregon’s outdoor recreational marijuana producers had deficiencies or potential compliance violations in their harvest processes, according to the results of Operation Good Harvest – the state’s effort to observe and inspect the 2018 outdoor cannabis harvest. Of the 354 licensed outdoor recreational grow sites inspected by the Oregon Liquor Control […]

Oregon cannabis businesses might owe $15.7 million in back state taxes

Some Oregon marijuana business owners – hit with falling prices and slim margins – are struggling to pay state taxes on their sales. According to Eugene TV station KVAL, 176 marijuana businesses owe the Oregon Department of Revenue $15.7 million in unpaid taxes. Oregon’s revenue department says at least 10 businesses owe more than $600,000 each in […]

Medical cannabis cardholders, growers dropping off in Oregon

Medical marijuana patients and growers across Oregon are abandoning the state’s MMJ program, according to reports. Licensed medical marijuana companies are increasingly up against a combination of legislative red tape and a different kind of market force: the convenience of recreational retail sales. The number of patients registered with the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) […]

Retail cannabis license hopefuls line up before vote in rural Oregon

Would-be recreational marijuana retailers are lining up outside municipal planning offices in Ontario, Oregon, to nab retail licenses should voters repeal a ban on cannabis sales within city limits. The City Council recently voted to impose a 1,000-foot buffer on adult-use marijuana stores, which means there will be space for only about 15 establishments if […]

New Oregon recreational marijuana applicants must wait a year-plus for approval

New applicants seeking entry into Oregon’s recreational marijuana market are going to have to wait at least a year before getting licenses, according to the state’s cannabis czar. The delays could prove costly for new applicants who’ve already rented facilities in anticipation of getting a business license. Steve Marks, executive director of the Oregon Liquor […]

Oregon marijuana firm Cura expands into Canada, eyes overseas growth

Cura Cannabis Solutions – one of the biggest cannabis companies in the United States by revenue – is expanding into the Canadian market through a partnership and supply deal with one of Canada’s top licensed producers, Cronos Group. Cura Select Canada, the Portland, Oregon-based company’s Canadian affiliate, plans to build a production hub in British […]

Study shows depth of Oregon’s cannabis glut, illegal transport

A new report on Oregon’s marijuana industry sheds more light on the massive oversupply there and the huge illegal trade across state lines, issues that need to be addressed immediately, the state’s top federal law enforcement official said. The report “confirms what we already know – (the industry) is out of control,” Oregon U.S. Attorney […]

How Trump’s trade war is affecting the marijuana industry

The Trump administration’s trade war with China is expected to have a direct impact on several sectors of the marijuana industry – in particular, cannabis vaporizer companies. Others likely to be affected include: Cultivation operations that want to expand their greenhouse facilities. Growers that need to buy lighting equipment. Brands that purchase packaging from China. […]