Oregon Medical Marijuana News
Oregon: Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference Features Gary Johnson, Former New Mexico Governor
February 19th, 2015Fresh off the heels of the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) in San Francisco that featured long-time California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher calling for an end to cannabis prohibition and declaring federal medical marijuana prosecutions illegal, the Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference (OMMBC) on March 15-16 will feature a keynote address by Gary Johnson, a former 2-term governor of New Mexico.
January 15th, 2015The country's oldest marijuana policy reform group has started a Portland chapter to lobby for the interest of cannabis consumers as Oregon begins the process of crafting rules for the new industry.
January 12th, 2015Benton Mackenzie, an Iowa man who held an Oregon medical marijuana card and traveled to the state for medical cannabis, died Monday morning, reports the Quad-City Times.
January 12th, 2015Tigard leaders have passed the first hurdle in deciding the fate of marijuana dispensaries in the city at a Planning Commission meeting this week. Tigard has mulled how to treat legal weed for months. Last year, the Legislature approved plans for medical marijuana dispensaries to open beginning this year. Add to that the recent passage of Measure 91, which legalizes recreational use of the drug, and cities have been forced to come up with standards for both medical and recreational dispensaries.
January 11th, 2015The co-founder of a Portland medical marijuana dispensary is accusing a Utah sign company of bigotry because it refused his business. Ron Morse said his landlord suggested he ask Salt Lake City-based YESCO, which has offices throughout the country, to build a new electronic sign that would hang over the entrance of Human Collective in south Portland.
January 9th, 2015The date for the Wallowa Fire Department’s Oyster and Steak Feed has been changed to Feb. 7. The event will be held at the Wallowa Senior Center from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost is $30 for all-you-can-eat steak or oysters. Hot dogs will be available for children for $5. There will be a no-host beer and wine bar. For more information, call the city hall at 541-886-2422.
January 7th, 2015Ann Lininger has a lot of reading to inhale. After only a year in the Oregon House, Lininger, a Lake Oswego Democrat, heads into a new legislative session Jan. 12 with a doozy of an assignment: She’s co-chairing the Legislature’s committee on marijuana.
January 1st, 2015A single paragraph on the 88th page of the 701-page spending bill passed by Congress last month contains language that may signal a de-escalation of the federal government’s war on medical marijuana.
December 30th, 2014Voters in Oregon and Alaska decided on Election Day in favor of statewide initiatives legalizing the commercial production and sale of marijuana for adults, while voters in the nation's capitol and in numerous other cities nationwide similarly decided on local measures to eliminate marijuana possession penalties.
December 12th, 2014Pot committee — The Oregon Legislature will have a committee dedicated to getting ready for the voter-approved initiative legalizing marijuana. The Joint Committee on Implementing Measure 91 will comprise House and Senate members. Sen. Ginny Burdick and Rep. Ann Lininger were named the committee’s co-chairs Thursday. Measure 91 gave the job of regulating marijuana to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Lawmakers are likely to discuss issues that include the fate of the medical marijuana ...
December 11th, 2014SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Legislature will have a committee dedicated to getting ready for the voter-approved initiative legalizing marijuana.
November 15th, 2014PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Cities scrambled to pass taxes on marijuana before a legalization measure went before voters. Their bet: That the taxes would get grandfathered in.
November 13th, 2014I watched the election results on Tues., Nov. 4 and like everyone else in drug policy reform I was excited and happy with how well the legalization measures in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, DC had done, and with Prop 47's win in California. There were other successes as well that day, plus a few losses. Still, two more states and DC voted for legalization. I've been in drug policy reform for 30 years, so I feel I have a right to be proud.
November 4th, 2014Oregon voters soundly legalized marijuana Tuesday night, joining Washington and Colorado as the third legalization state. Oregon legalization Measure 71 lead 55 to 44 with more than 648,000 ballots cast Tuesday night, according to election returns. Outlets in Portland are calling the race.
November 4th, 2014PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon voters legalized recreational pot use Tuesday, making the state the third to approve the drug for commercial sales. Legalization backers spent more than $3 million on advertising in the month before the election. Opponents, largely composed of law enforcement and concerned citizens, failed to mount much of a counteroffensive.
October 30th, 2014GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — From slick video ads online to scrawled chalk messages on college campus sidewalks, intense get-out-the-vote drives are mobilizing in Oregon and Alaska to legalize retail sales of marijuana to anyone old enough to drink.
October 29th, 2014Oregon voters are closely divided about passing a measure that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state, according to a new poll conducted for The Oregonian and KGW.
October 29th, 2014KEIZER, Ore. — Two years after voters in Colorado and Washington State broke the ice as the first states to legalize sales of recreational marijuana to adults, residents of Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C., will vote next week on ballot measures patterned on those of the two pioneers. People on both sides of the issue say these initiatives could determine whether there will be a national tide of legalization.
October 26th, 2014Retail marijuana sales for adults are now legal (at least at the state level) in Colorado and Washington. Next month, voters in Alaska and Oregon may decide to follow suit. It is nearly certain that marijuana legalization will make it onto the California ballot in 2016, during a presidential election season that will generate enormous interest among young voters. It is less certain whether that proposition will succeed; right now, support is above 50 percent, but propositions tend to lose ...
October 22nd, 2014At the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) in Portland last month, the atmosphere was that of a winning NASCAR pit crew during the victory lap. Bullish is too weak a word to characterize the 700 vape pen purveyors and cannabis attorneys in attendance (they'd come from as far as Alabama and India). The vibe was bullish but congenial. Inclusive, not cutthroat. On Day Two, an attendee was doing Tai Chi in the Portland Convention Center hallway in between speakers.