Tracking Cannabis Taxes: Phoenix, Arizona – This Week in News

The Phoenix, Arizona City Council voted down a measure to increase the dispensary and cultivation yearly cannabis taxes. The proposed bill suggested a 17% tax on State Licensed Arizona dispensaries and cultivators. Cannabis taxes this high could have caused Phoenix dispensaries to go out of business. The concern for local dispensary owners was that a […]

Oregon set to change the game on marijuana consumer tracking

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon state lawmakers who fear heightened marijuana enforcement by federal agents overwhelmingly approved Monday a proposal to protect pot users from having their identities or cannabis-buying habits from being divulged by…” the cannabis shops, according to: Oregon set to shield marijuana user data from US officials | Star Tribune. The Aricle by […]

What will Adult Use Marijuana Do to the Medical Marijuana Market?

Legal weed in North America is expected to reach $22.6 billion in revenue in 2021. But many won’t be spending their money on marijuana the way they do today. Recreational cannabis spending is expected to outpace medical marijuana sales for the first time in 2019, according to a comprehensive new report from Arcview Market Research. While recreational […]

Oregon Issues Marijuana Recall for Pesticides 

A News Release was issued by the OLCC Sunday Night: March 18, 2017 Oregon Liquor Control Commission Issues Marijuana Recall: Portland, Oregon – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is issuing an immediate health and safety advisory due to the identification of potentially unsafe pesticide residue on retail plant material produced from marijuana cultivated by Emerald […]

Delivery or No Delivery?

Image Source: Oregon rolls out marijuana delivery industry FOX25   Lets not pretend marijuana delivery is about stoners being lazy. The modern American consumer demands door to door delivery and instant service with as little effort as possible. This is evident with the booming services of Uber, Ubereats, Doordash, Amazon Prime and the likes. Marijuana delivery […]

Regulators Offer Temporary Rules to Relieve the Expenses Associated with Testing Marijuana in Oregon

On Friday, in response to a growing outcry from Oregon’s marijuana producers, processers, and retailers, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) released new temporary rules for marijuana product testing in the Oregon industry, acknowledging in a press release that “testing costs are driving up consumer prices, creating product shortages, and causing some processors to temporarily cease operations and […]

Oregon Scrambling to Implement New Marijuana Rules – Risk & Compliance Journal. – WSJ

Officials in Oregon are working to address concerns of marijuana businesses that say delays in the state processing regulatory applications threaten chaos for the industry when new rules take effect on Saturday. Source: Oregon Scrambling to Implement New Marijuana Rules – Risk & Compliance Journal. – WSJ   Adilas offers a compliant seed to sale […]

Oregon begins recreational marijuana sales on Saturday | Fox News

The two agencies that regulate Oregon’s marijuana industry approved rules to allow retailers to keep products on their store shelves that don’t meet new testing, packaging and labeling standards that take effect Saturday, the first day recreational marijuana stores can open for business. Source: Oregon begins recreational marijuana sales on Saturday | Fox News

Oregon strives to be a leader in Research

After my time last week, in Oregon, at the Dispensary Next and CCN-con Conferences, I am not surprised to hear more about the efforts for research of marijuana in the state. Oregon’s marijuana industry and its regulators are collaboratively motivated to maintain the integrity and reputation for health benefits of the plant. This is demonstrated […]

Big Changes Come To Oregon’s Marijuana Industry In 2016 . News | OPB

By the end of the year, Oregon’s cannabis industry will look a lot different from what we currently have. Although the state is accepting business license applications, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission — which will oversee the state’s recreational marijuana business solely starting in January 2017 — doesn’t plan to approve any of the retail store […]