Cannabis Industry Update:
Your toolbox of regulations, licensing activity, insights, and news for the Oregon cannabis industry
Medical marijuana was legalized in Oregon in 1993 and patients were able to access it from dispensaries in 2013. Recreational marijuana was legalized in 2014 and was available for consumers to purchase in 2015.
Local municipalities in Oregon can fully ban marijuana businesses in their jurisdictions.
Children under the age of 18 can use medical marijuana in Oregon if they have one doctor’s certification and a parent or guardian acting in the role of caretaker.
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Oregon News & Insights:
While more than half of Americans can access either medical or recreational marijuana (or both) in their home states, that doesn’t mean it’s easy for marijuana companies to spread the word about their products and services. However, cannabis license holders in Oregon...
It’s not uncommon for states to allow local municipalities to ban marijuana sales within their borders, but in doing so, they’re limiting access to the medical marijuana that patients within those cities and towns need. As a result, patients have three options. They...
Over this past summer and into this fall, numerous cannabis industry developments occurred throughout Indian Country. Interestingly, most of these developments are in the Western United States—states with both medical and adult use legalization; while some states are...
The marijuana cultivation landscape continues to evolve in the arid western United States. Many Western states have legalized adult-use marijuana (Alaska, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington), and as a result, they have adopted a variety of rules and...
Oregon’s recreational marijuana program sales began in 2016 after an initial harvest that was naturally contained by weather. Things looked promising, and the state, which doesn’t limit the number of cultivator licenses or the amount of marijuana that each cultivator...
Laws related to the marijuana industry are evolving quickly across the country, and savvy marijuana businesses aren’t just standing by and watching. They’re actively getting involved in the legislation process by speaking out, working with lobbying groups, and even...
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Two out of three Americans (66%) support legalizing cannabis according to Gallup Poll data . This growing acceptance, combined with the growth of the marijuana industry and the approval of adult-use cannabis in 12 states (including the District of Columbia), has...
While the economic impact of cannabis legalization is easy to track in terms of tax revenue and job growth, the social impacts require a bit more digging, particularly in relation to long-term trend analysis. Fortunately, the effects of marijuana legalization on...
For entrepreneurs who want to own and operate a business in the cannabis supply chain, getting a cannabis business license is a requirement. Unfortunately, licensing laws and operational laws vary from state to state, and you need to understand them thoroughly if you...