Cannabis Industry Update:

Oregon

Your toolbox of regulations, licensing activity, insights, and news for the Oregon cannabis industry

State Regulations:

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.

 

Minors

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.

 

Qualifying Conditions

  • Epilepsy/Seizures
  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Cachexia/Wasting Syndrome
  • Chronic/Severe/Intractable Pain
  • Glaucoma
  • Muscle Spasticity
  • Nausea
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Oregon News & Insights:

Irrigation: Know Before You Grow

Irrigation: Know Before You Grow

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...

Can Oregon Solve Its Cannabis Cultivation Problems?

Can Oregon Solve Its Cannabis Cultivation Problems?

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...

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Cracking Down on the Cannabis Black Market to Save Legal Sales

Cracking Down on the Cannabis Black Market to Save Legal Sales

The illegal cannabis market continues to thrive in the United States despite the hope that legalization would reduce black market sales. In some states, like California, the problem is significantly bigger than others. In its 2019 draft annual report, the Cannabis...

Things You Need to Do to Get a Cannabis Business License

Things You Need to Do to Get a Cannabis Business License

2020 is expected to be one of the biggest years for the cannabis industry, but entrepreneurs who want to own and operate a business in the legal cannabis supply chain can’t just set up shop and open their doors. In this industry, getting a cannabis business license is...

The Social Impact of Cannabis Legalization in the United States

The Social Impact of Cannabis Legalization in the United States

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 cannabis legalization on...