Building a Sustainable Cannabis Industry in Oregon

Building a Sustainable Cannabis Industry in Oregon

Forward In October of 2017 in response to oversaturation of licences and usable cannabis, and on the heels of several high profile arrests of members from Oregon licensed cannabis companies caught transporting their legally grown offerings over state lines (presumably for sale on the illicit market) I drafted a white paper that was sent to […]

Banned Counties Prevents Job Growth and Tax Collection in Oregon

Banned Counties Prevents Job Growth and Tax Collection in Oregon

Banned Counties Prevents Job Growth and Tax Collection in Oregon Authored and edited by Max Richardson-Davis & Jon Russell On Jan. 5, 2016, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) announced the official list of Oregon communities removing themselves from the state’s cannabis industry following the 2016 election. In total, 88 cities and counties banned cannabis […]

No Per Se for Cannabis Says OLCC

No Per Se for Cannabis Says OLCC

No Per Se for Cannabis DUII Says OLCC Author – Jon Russell Edited by Maxwell Davis & Noah Persin Opponents to cannabis legalization had (and still have) plenty of reasons to advocate against legalizing. Most were completely unfounded (in this writer’s opinion) and some were downright silly (banned names in stores where kids can’t go […]

Did Oregon’s New Cannabis Testing Requirements Actually Help?

Did Oregon’s New Cannabis Testing Requirements Actually Help?

Did Oregon’s New Cannabis Testing Requirements Actually Help? The Oregon Health Authority announced temporary changes to their testing requirements for the cannabis industry, but did those changes actually help the fledgling industry? Many say it wasn’t enough….. Author – Max Richardson-Davis Edited by Noah Persin & Jon Russell The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has been subjected to a […]

Meet Ted Wheeler, the Cannabis Friendly Mayor of Portland

Meet Ted Wheeler, the Cannabis Friendly Mayor of Portland

Meet Ted Wheeler, the Cannabis Friendly Mayor of Portland On January 1, 2017, Ted Wheeler took over as mayor of Portland, Oregon and immediately began restructuring city offices. With the largest collection of cannabis businesses in the state, will Mayor Wheeler’s changes offer hope for a beleaguered cannabis industry? Author – Jon Russell Edited by […]

Oregon Recreational Cannabis Sales Bring in $160 million

Oregon Recreational Cannabis Sales Bring in $160 million

Author – Jon Russell Edited by Noah Persin Oregon recreational cannabis sales have now reached over $160 million in the first nine months of 2016, according to the sales tax figures released Monday by the Oregon State Department of Revenue. Oregon quadrupled the original estimated amount of cannabis tax revenue predicted by the Legislative Revenue […]

Cannabis Landscape Changes in Oregon

Oregon Communities to Vote Again on Recreational Cannabis Bans

Author – Max Richardson-Davis Edited by Noah Persin & Jon Russell Oregon communities to vote again on recreational cannabis bans across the state. With the passing of Measure 91 in 2014, the state of Oregon legalized cannabis for recreational purposes. After passing, cities and counties initially had the choice to opt out of recreational cannabis altogether. While […]

Testing Reduction Leads to Cannabis Recall

First Recreational Cannabis Recall Happens in Oregon

Oregon Health Authority Issues Press Release for Tainted Cannabis in McMinnville, OR Author – Max Richardson-Davis Edited by Noah Persin & Jon Russell The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) released a press release on Oct. 21, 2016, issuing a warning for tainted cannabis flower in the McMinnville, Oregon area. OHA estimates 130 customers purchased either Marion Berry (batch […]

Tax Flow Ceases as Bottleneck Closes on Testing

Tax Flow Ceases as Bottleneck Closes on Testing

Author – Max Richardson-Davis Edited by Noah Persin & Jon Russell The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC)’s legislation regarding cannabis laboratories has left the state’s recreational cannabis industry in quite the bind. As of Oct. 1st, 2016, the OLCC required all recreational cannabis producers to test their product in an accredited lab before they are able to […]