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 […]

Oregon Officials Struggle To ID Which Cannabis Sites Are Legal

An Oregon sheriff and district attorney blasted efforts to regulate legalized cannabis, saying Tuesday the state is allowing black market operations to proliferate. The issue is especially sensitive because U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently allowed federal prosecutors more leeway to pursue federal anti-marijuana laws in states like Oregon that 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 Finds Oregon Lacking Regulatory Oversight and Proper Security

Last week, Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson published his office’s audit of The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). The audit uncovered a number of inadequacies with the regulatory agency, most notably the problems with their tracking system, designed to prevent cannabis form being sold on the black market. The […]

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 […]

Concentrated on Concentrates

Of The Big Three in cannabis — flower, concentrates and edibles — growth in Colorado, Washington and Oregon has been strong ever since recreational marijuana was made legal. But one of the categories, concentrates, tends to win the growth category every year, according to data from cannabis market research firm […]

New Public Health Concerns About Marijuana Advertising in Oregon

The post New Public Health Concerns About Marijuana Advertising in Oregon appeared first on High Times. Public health professionals are concerned about the effects of advertising and marketing legal marijuana.  A January 2018 study in the American Journal of Public Health assessed exposure to marijuana advertising in Oregon after retail […]