Marijuana Prices Crashing In Oregon After State Stoked Weed Glut

When Oregon lawmakers created the state’s legal marijuana program, they had one goal in mind above all else: to convince illicit pot growers to leave the black market. That meant low barriers for entering the industry that also targeted long-standing medical marijuana growers, whose product is not taxed. As a […]

What’s Cheap? Depends Upon Where the Sales Takes Place

How much is that bag of Kosher Kush-infused gummies in the window? Among other things, it depends upon the state from which the tropical-fruit gummies are purchased. Colorado? Ouch. The average gummy product — most of which are packages containing 100 mg of THC divided between 10 individual gummies (unless […]

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 […]

How High Are Recreational Marijuana Taxes in Your State?

As public opinion increasingly favors the legalization of recreational marijuana, a growing number of states must determine how to tax legal sales of cannabis. To date, nine states (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington) and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana, but only eight of […]

States With Legal Marijuana Seek Summit With Jeff Sessions

Oregon, Illinois, California and other states with legal marijuana seek summit with Jeff Sessions. Recently, the federal government suspended the policy preventing the DEA from going after marijuana businesses in states where weed is legal. And infamously anti-marijuana Attorney General Jeff Sessions is a big part of the Trump administration’s agenda. […]

Legal Marijuana States Seek Meeting With Jeff Sessions

California, Oregon and other marijuana-friendly states are seeking a meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in hopes of resolving the conflict between federal and state laws that has left the nation’s cannabis industry in legal limbo. Marijuana is illegal at the federal level, even as 29 states have legalized […]

The Global Price of Cannabis

Cannabis pricing, globally, is a topic that is going to remain heated if not highly fluid for some time to come. Why? Government regulation (or lack thereof), compliance and even transport along with different models for commerce and consumption are creating an odd and absolutely uneven map of commodity pricing. […]

Turning the Oregon Outdoor Market into a Research Opportunity

Much has been made about the plummeting market value of cannabis grown outdoors in Oregon. This certainly isn’t a reflection of the product quality within the marketplace, but more closely attributable to the oversaturation of producers in this space. This phenomenon has similarities to that of ‘Tulip Mania’ within the […]

Blue Dream Reigns Again in 2017, and So Does Sativa

Cannabis strains fought across 2017 for consumer affection, and people inhaling deeply over aromatic jars and examining buds under big magnifing glasses in dispensaries across Colorado, Oregon and Washington chose their faves with their wallets. And as it has been for several years, cannabis lovers in Colorado crowned Blue Dream […]