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:
To ensure patients have access to the medical marijuana they need without requiring that municipalities allow dispensaries, some states have decided to approve statewide cannabis deliveries, which includes deliveries to cities, towns, and other municipalities that...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The November vote is almost here, and five states will be voting on whether or not to legalize marijuana – Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada. If all five states end up legalizing marijuana, that would mean a total of 10 states will allow people to...
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By improving professionalism in the cannabis industry and elevating the customer experience, the entire industry will break the negative stereotypes of cannabis and cannabis users. In fact, it’s already happening. According to Pew Research and Gallup, between 2007 and...
Currently California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control has issued 267 active microbusiness licenses. In order to hold a California microbusiness license, a licensee must engage in at least three of the following cannabis business activities: Retailer, Retailer...
One part of the Cannabis value chain that we have not covered this year is Manufacturing. We ended 2019 with 4,804 active licenses. So far this year states have added 178 more or 3.7%. Background We categorize a license as a manufacturer if it fits the following...