Is medical marijuana over in Oregon?

medical marijuana BEND, Ore. – In the past six months, the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon has dropped from 424 to just 65. Most shops are moving away from selling just medical cannabis, and toward a recreational and medical marijuana combination. According to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, there are now 417 licensed […]

Better research on medical marijuana would be beneficial

medical marijuana Recreational cannabis is becoming legal, popular and accessible. However, medical marijuana still has a negative reputation across the nation. Although medical pot has proven to be helpful in some cases, there isn’t a ton of research and statistics to show its effectiveness. There is no funding and too many rules surrounding the studying and […]

Oregon Man Faces Deportation For Trying to Sell a $20 Baggie of Weed

Weed A young immigrant is facing deportation for trying to sell a minuscule amount of weed three years ago. Federal immigration agents arrested Mexican immigrant Luis Gerado Zazueta, 21, at the Washington County Courthouse on March 23. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials claimed he faced deportation for a serious drug offense. Zazueta’s actual crime? […]

Oregon’s Marijuana Industry Sold 5.5 tons of Pot in 3 Months

marijuana Denizens of the Portland metro area bought 3,039,000 grams of marijuana, almost 6,700 pounds, between January 4, 2016 and March 31, 2016, according to a new report from the Oregon Department of Revenue. People in the rest of the state bought 1,958,000 grams, a little more than 4,300 pounds, during the same time period. […]

Cannabis Advocates: Senator’s Support Hopeful Sign For Federal Legalization

Cannabis Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden is becoming an all-out supporter of protecting and promoting the legal cannabis industry and its consumers. Wyden, the top Democrat on the powerful Senate Finance Committee, joined Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon, and several other lawmakers in backing a series of pro-marijuana bills that were introduced Monday. “What we’re doing here is pulling […]

Can Oregon Become the Top Rated Medical Marijuana Program?

Medical Marijuana For someone new entering into the medical marijuana world, a person doesn’t go too long before they will hear the phrase, “standing on the backs of patients”. That’s because we as a country are at a critical moment in time in which we must negotiate the space between a community of people who […]

Oregon May Declare Emergency Over Jeff Sessions’ Marijuana Threats

Marijuana Oregon isn’t taking a “wait and see” approach to the mixed messages coming out of the White House on marijuana — the state is taking direct action to protect the private information of its medical cannabis patients and adult use consumers. Oregon has moved closer to shielding consumers in its adult use and medical […]

Cost of administering marijuana tax escalating

marijuana taxes SALEM — The costs of administering Oregon’s recreational marijuana tax have escalated since initial estimates in 2015, and may be poised to increase again. In part, that’s because it’s not yet clear just how much it will cost to build a secure, five-station payment area in the Oregon Department of Revenue. The project, […]