While other parts of the state’s economy languish amid the shutdown triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, Oregon’s recreational marijuana market is booming. Last month, pot sales in the Beaver State hit $89 million, as reported by local television outlet KHOU, which said that the tally represented a 45% spike... Read more
Oregon sees record breaking $89 million in marijuana sales in April
May 19, 2020 by AggregatedNews Leave a Comment There is one bright spot in the economy: marijuana sales. In April, Oregon saw $89 million in legal marijuana sales. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission reports marijuana sales were up 45% in April, compared to last year, making April 2020 the... Read more
Committee Blog: Interstate Commerce – Breaking the Laws of Economics 
By Gabe Cross and Gary SeelhorstMembers of NCIA’s State Regulations Committee Legal cannabis, for all of its promise, has failed – in some markets spectacularly – to live up to its economic potential. But while each self-contained state market faces its own combination of political and regulatory challenges, the... Read more
How Oregon coronavirus outbreak affects marijuana: Retailers can sell pot curbside for now
Licensed marijuana retailers can sell their pot curbside to promote social distancing and help stem the spread of the coronavirus. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has approved a temporary rule allowing the curbside delivery. The rule permits retailers to take orders and deliver marijuana to a customer who is... Read more
Cannabis regulators across the country continue to react to the spreading coronavirus pandemic, with Oregon and Pennsylvania relaxing rules while storefront dispensaries were ordered closed in Nevada. The changes come as more states issue stay-at-home orders in an effort to curtail the spread of the virus. In Oregon, regulators... Read more
Hemp CBD Across State Lines: Oregon

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill gives the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulatory authority over hemp…

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The Four Basic Labeling Requirements for CBD Products

Last week, I attended Portland’s Hemp CBD Connex, an annual event that highlights the vast potential of hemp and CBD. Of interest to me–because my practice focuses on the regulatory framework of CBD products–was a panel entitled “Weeding Through the CBD Jungle: How to Grow, Run and Be Successful.” This panel was led by two…

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Oregon Cannabis 2020: Legislative Forecast and Report

Last week, Oregon kicked off the 2020 legislative session. Because we are in an even-numbered year, this will be a 35-day session. In short sessions, we tend to see fewer pieces of introduced legislation. The prospects for a productive session may also be lower than usual in 2020, given that House and Senate Republicans are threatening…

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#IAmTheCannabisIndustry: Joseph Hopkins, The Greener Side
Joseph Hopkins, with his wife Chelsea, owns and operates The Greener Side, a dispensary in Eugene, OR. As some of the original entrepreneurs to open a dispensary in the state of Oregon, their story of being raided by federal authorities shows how resilient one needs to be in the... Read more
Cura Cannabis will pay record penalty for ‘dishonest conduct,’ misrepresenting marijuana vapes
Oregon’s biggest marijuana company will pay a record $110,000 penalty to settle state allegations that it mislabeled its Select brand of vaping products, incorrectly claiming more than 186,000 vapes were 100% marijuana. The settlement includes a “dishonest conduct” sanction. The state has levied more than 100 penalties against recreational... Read more

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