With A Cannabis Surplus, Oregon Marijuana Farmers Move To Hemp & CBD

A glut of legal marijuana is driving Oregon pot prices to rock-bottom levels, prompting some nervous growers to start pivoting to another type of cannabis to make ends meet — one that doesn’t come with a high. Applications for state licenses to grow hemp — marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin — have […]

Oregon Marijuana Prices Plummet As More Producers Appear

The retail and wholesale prices of pot in Oregon are falling with the proliferation of producers and recreational marijuana shops, according to an analysis by a state economist. “The biggest thing is just competition,” said Josh Lehner, an economist with the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis in Salem. “As we […]

Audit Shows Marijuana Regulators Are Lacking In Oversight

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission lacks “robust” monitoring and enforcement controls to track the state’s $480 million marijuana industry, making illegal sales difficult to detect, a new audit concludes. The Secretary of State’s review raises alarms about how effectively the agency oversees the flourishing marijuana market in Oregon. The report comes as […]

Oregon Officials Set New Grow Limit on Medical Marijuana

Oregon public health officials this week drafted new rules for how many plants medical marijuana cardholders may grow at home or at a grow site registered with the state. The regulations are the result of legislation passed this year to tackle the flow of medical marijuana into the black market. The […]

Despite Setback, Oregon Advocates Continue to Look at Public Use of Marijuana

When Oregon voters in 2014 approved the ballot measure legalizing recreational pot, they specified that pot use in public places would remain unlawful. But as marijuana growing, processing, retailing and consumption have swelled in Oregon, so has the chorus pushing for the right to toke on pipes or joints or […]

Oregon Lawmakers Vote to Protect Marijuana Users’ Info From Feds – Cannabis Business Executive

SALEM — Oregon state lawmakers who fear heightened marijuana enforcement by federal agents overwhelmingly approved Monday a proposal to protect pot users from having their identities or cannabis-buying habits from being divulged by the dispensary shops that make buying pre-rolled joints and “magic” brownies as easy as grabbing a bottle […]