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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The cannabis migration first gained notoriety in 2013 when legalization came closer to a reality in Colorado. Fast forward to 2020, and it’s still happening. The difference today is that many people are moving to cannabis-friendly states for a wider variety of reasons...
This week we turn our attention to the beginning of the cannabis value chain by looking at where the 9,190 cultivation licenses were generated last year. As readers of this blog have seen with our analysis of manufacturing and retail/dispensaries – all the activity...
One of the most frequently cited predictions for the cannabis industry in 2020 is consolidation through mergers and acquisitions. The cannabis industry is highly fragmented, so some consolidation certainly makes sense. However, the continued growth and development of...