Oregon Medical Marijuana News

Oregon: First Day Of 2015 Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference A Success

The Weed Blog

March 15th, 2015
Day one of the second annual Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference is in the books, and as someone that attended day one, I can say from first hand experience that it was a success. Day one started for me in a bit of a haze. I had spent the previous night attending the VIP social from 6-8, and then spent the next five hours or so exploring Eugene, Oregon with Jay Smoker and Kaliko. I consumed marijuana in just about every form possible and met a lot of new people. I even ran into a high ...

Oregon: There Will Be A Residency Requirement For Oregon Marijuana Businesses

The Weed Blog

March 7th, 2015
Response to Question About Out-of-State Business Ownership and Investment Under Oregon’s Fledgling Commercial Marijuana Regulations

Oregon: Regulating Medical Marijuana Will Help Recreational Market Succeed - Editorial

Oregon Live

March 7th, 2015
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission last week told the Legislature what it needed in order to craft regulations for an accountable retail recreational marijuana market. The list is huge and includes requests as mundane as requiring sales clerks at marijuana shops to carry permits, much as any bartender would. But one request is key and poses complication: The OLCC wants lawmakers to decide whether Oregon's flourishing but unregulated medical marijuana program will be tracked from seed to sale ...

Oregon: Voter Turnout At 29 Percent For Jackson County Pot Tax

Mail Tribune

March 6th, 2015
Voter turnout stood at 29 percent Friday for a special election to decide whether Jackson County will adopt a marijuana tax, election officials said. That is about average for this stage in a special election, said Jackson County Elections Deputy Donna Connor.

Oregon: Girl Scouts Sell Cookies Outside Eugene Pot Shop


March 6th, 2015
EUGENE, Ore. - Girl Scouts set up a cookie stand outside a medical marijuana dispensary Friday with a goal of selling 1,500 boxes of cookies.

Oregon: OLCC Tells Oregon Legislature - Track Medical Weed, Or Keep It Away From Recreational Pot

Willamette Week

March 5th, 2015
In a strongly worded letter to the Oregon Legislature, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission says medical marijuana threatens to destabilize the recreational weed market which state voters approved last November.

Oregon: Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference Features Gary Johnson, Former New Mexico Governor

The Weed Blog

February 19th, 2015
Fresh 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.

Oregon: NORML Starts Portland Chapter To Lobby For Marijuana Consumers' Rights

Oregon Live

January 15th, 2015
The 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.

Oregon: Benton Mackenzie, Iowa Man And Oregon Medical Marijuana Patient, Dies

The Oregonian

January 12th, 2015
Benton 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.

Oregon: Tigard Planners Prep For Pot Shops

Portland Tribune

January 12th, 2015
Tigard 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.

Oregon: Oregon Medical Pot Dispensary Accuses Utah Sign Company Of Bigotry

The Salt Lake Tribune

January 11th, 2015
The 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.

Oregon: America’s Top 5 Healthiest Cities Love Marijuana

SF Gate

January 9th, 2015
In another blow to critics of cannabis law reform, marijuana bastions such as San Francisco and Seattle are part of America’s top five healthiest cities. The money website NerdWallet analyzed fitness and health care data for the 50 largest U.S. metro areas and released their list Monday.

Oregon: Oyster And Steak Feed Date Changed

The La Grande Observer

January 9th, 2015
The 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.

Oregon: Into the Weeds

Willamette Week

January 7th, 2015
Ann 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.

Oregon: New Year Brings New Restriction On Medical Marijuana Enforcement


January 1st, 2015
A 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.

Oregon: 2014 - The Year In Review - NORML's Top 10 Events That Shaped Marijuana Policy


December 30th, 2014
Voters 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.

Oregon: Around The State

The Bullertin

December 12th, 2014
Pot 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 ...

Oregon: Oregon Legislature Creates Legal Pot Committee

San Francisco Chronicle

December 11th, 2014
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Legislature will have a committee dedicated to getting ready for the voter-approved initiative legalizing marijuana.

Oregon: Despite Law, Oregon Cities Pass Pot Tax. What Now?

San Francisco Chronicle

November 15th, 2014
PORTLAND, 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.

Oregon: Third Time's A Charm - How Oregon Legalized Marijuana

Celeb Stoner Magazine

November 13th, 2014
I 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.