Tag Archives: Oregon

Oregon county considers marijuana tax on November ballot

ASTORIA, Oregon (AP) — Clatsop County voters might have the option in November to institute a tax on retail marijuana sales. The Daily Astorian reports that county commissioners will hold the first reading Wednesday of an ordinance that would impose a 3

A man who robbed a black market marijuana dealer was sentenced to 6 years in prison. The dealer has not been charged.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A 22-year-old man who robbed a southwestern Oregon marijuana dealer has been sentenced to more than six years in prison. The Mail Tribune reports that Erick Molinero, of Fort Worth, Texas, received the sentence Friday after pleading no

County officials sue the state of Oregon, call marijuana farms a “nuisance”

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Officials in an Oregon county who have tried to restrict commercial marijuana production sued the state in federal court, asserting state laws that made pot legal are pre-empted by federal law that criminalize it. The lawsuit

Canadian company seeks to be the Starbucks of American marijuana

Golden Leaf Holdings is taking the first step to becoming the Starbucks or McDonald’s of weed, even though marijuana remains illegal across much of the U.S. The cannabis company has opened a chain of marijuana stores in Oregon called Chalice

Wholesale cannabis prices tumbled in 2017 — and they have yet to hit rock bottom

Published: Mar 8, 2018, 5:00 am • Updated: Mar 7, 2018, 5:12 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The price of a pound of legal marijuana has been plummeting for 18 months, according to a new report tracking the

Oregon man accused of shipping $1M in marijuana in fake rocks faces federal charge

Published: Feb 26, 2018, 4:20 am • Updated: Feb 25, 2018, 11:28 pm By The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 37-year-old man accused of stashing $1 million worth of marijuana in fake boulders and attempting to ship it

Cannabis industry leaders: Marijuana businesses can redefine Corporate Social Responsibility

Published: Feb 12, 2018, 3:14 pm • Updated: Feb 12, 2018, 3:15 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The cannabis industry is in a unique position to reshape and redefine Corporate Social Responsibility by creating a better version of

One month after Sessions marijuana memo, where do U.S. attorneys stand on legal weed?

Published: Feb 5, 2018, 5:57 pm • Updated: Feb 5, 2018, 6:07 pm By Bruce Kennedy and Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff It’s been a month since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo, Obama-era Department of Justice

Colorado marijuana deliveries could be arriving this fall, if legislature agrees

Published: Jan 30, 2018, 2:27 pm • Updated: Jan 30, 2018, 4:16 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado legislators are taking another spin through marijuana delivery regulations. A new bill aims to establish a marijuana delivery pilot program

Wholesale cannabis prices hit historic lows in January, but don’t blame Sessions

Published: Jan 25, 2018, 3:52 pm • Updated: Jan 25, 2018, 4:19 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The price of a pound of legal marijuana plummeted in January, according to a new report tracking the commodity’s U.S. spot

Oregon’s U.S. Attorney says he has “significant concerns” about state’s marijuana regs and enforcement

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 10:12 am • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 11:59 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Billy J. Williams, the United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, said in an editorial published Friday that he has

Watch: Cannabis ad a pitch-perfect parody of dire pharmaceutical commercials

Published: Nov 9, 2017, 6:51 pm • Updated: Nov 9, 2017, 7:54 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff You may have heard this on TV before: “Ask your doctor if _______ is right for you.” Now here’s a cannabis

Cannabist Show: He directed “The Legend of 420”; He runs an Oregon cultivation biz

Published: Sep 29, 2017, 5:09 pm • Updated: Sep 29, 2017, 6:05 pm By The Cannabist Staff Featured guests: Filmmaker Peter Spirer, producer/director of “The Legend of 420” documentary, and Jesse Peters, CEO of Eco Firma Farms, an Oregon cannabis

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