Category Archives: oregon

Oregon’s Cannabis Lab Testing System Flunks State Audit

Oregon cannabis labs were once national leaders but now their problems are mounting—and a new report issued this week makes them all too clear. The state of Oregon is not verifying results generated by its licensed cannabis labs, which can lead to the risk of lab bribery and the possibility of product contamination. Oregon Secretary […]

Americans eye Canada’s cannabis edibles market, but wary of costly regulations

U.S. marijuana companies are keeping a close eye on the development of Canada’s edibles sector, but executives say the regulations proposed by Health Canada will be burdensome for manufacturers – and ultimately make them less competitive with the illicit market. Canada’s health department unveiled its proposed rules for edible cannabis and infused beverages, extracts and topicals […]

Putting THC Testing in Oregon to the Test

In Oregon, cannabis test scores are big part of every recreational purchase, and both wholesale and retail prices are affected by the results. The higher the percentage of THC, the higher the price and, hopefully, the higher the consumer. But what if I told you that the THC-content analysis results of the flower you’re currently […]

Oregrown Talks About Weed, “Low Pressure”, and the Oregon Lifestyle

As cannabis is becoming legal in more states, companies are looking to further their ventures by entering other markets while remaining tied to their roots. One company making a successful transition is Oregrown Industries, a vertically-integrated canna-company based out of Bend, Oregon, that’s launched into the sports and fashion industries. Oregrown, co-founded by Aviv Hadar […]

Oregon Revisits Worker Protections for Off-Duty Cannabis Enjoyment

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon lawmakers will consider making it illegal for businesses to fire employees who flunk drug tests for using marijuana off the clock, reviving a workers’ rights campaign that failed in the statehouse last year. RELATED STORY Why Legal Cannabis Can Still Get You Fired The Statesman Journal reports that a proposed bill would […]

A Complete Tourism Guide to Portland’s 2018 Cannabis Scene

Portland, Oregon is a mecca for cannabis lovers everywhere. One of the first places to legalize and decriminalize the magic herb, it was the home of the first cannabis cafe to open in the US (RIP World Famous Cannabis Cafe) and houses the country’s first CBD cafe, too. Unlike our friends in Canada who nearly […]

Turmoil at Canadian cannabis producer after license revoked

The senior leadership of a British Columbia marijuana company abruptly resigned after Health Canada said it planned to revoke the production and dealer licenses of its subsidiary over “unauthorized activities with cannabis.” Ascent Industries announced the departure of CEO Philip Campbell, Chief Operating Officer Reid Parrand and President James Poelzer last week in a news […]

Blumenauer: Congress Will Be ‘Better Than Ever’ on Cannabis

The top cannabis ally in Congress sounded downright giddy Wednesday as he discussed what the midterm election results could mean for cannabis reform at the federal level. “It was a big night,” US Rep. Earl Blumenauer said Wednesday on a conference call with reporters. “Three states approved: Utah, Missouri, and Michigan with adult use, continuing […]

Harvest Season: Life on a Cannabis Farm in Southern Oregon

In Southern Oregon the busy fall harvest is in full swing. The long, warm summers, rich native soil, and excellent sunlight make this one of the best natural landscapes to cultivate cannabis. Farms big and small alike dot the rugged countryside. The long, laborious growing season winds down as the days get shorter and the […]

Paranormal Activity Spooks Oregon Dispensary Staff

Is the ghost of a dead pharmacist haunting a new dispensary in Oregon City, Oregon? Watch the video and judge for yourself. “Frankly, my jaw hit the floor, dude.” Jordan Brown, manager, Five Zero Trees Oregon City Patrons are swarming to Five Zero Trees in Oregon City for more than their amazing strains, such as Golden Lemons […]