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Oregon SB 863 Moving to Governor’s Desk Will Protect Marijuana Users’ Personal Info
On Monday, Oregon legislators sent Senate Bill 863 to Gov. Kate Brown’s desk, with a strong message – “being necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, an emergency is declared to exist.” The bipartisan proposal would shield information identifying marijuana consumers from federal officials, as well as preventing retailers from selling consumers’ info to third parties. Senate Bill 863 Senate Bill 863 (SB 863-A), sponsored by Sen Prozanski, Rep Lininger, Sen Beyer, Sen Burdick, Sen Ferrioli, Sen Kruse, Rep Fahey, Rep Helm, Rep Olson, and Rep Wilson, was introduced earlier this year …
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Change Is Inevitable: Oregon MMJ Patients May Lose Out to Rec Sales
Attention all current and prospective Oregon medical marijuana patients: Ready or not, how you obtain medicinal cannabis products in your state is about to change. For the past fifteen months, recreational and medical marijuana sales have occurred side-by-side at many dispensaries, but starting January 1, 2017 retail shops have to decide between servicing medical patients or recreational users. While this is great news for adults who wish to purchase marijuana for recreational use, this could have a negative effect on some patients as many medical marijuana dispensaries make the switch to a potentially more lucrative recreational marijuana market. The reason …
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Oregon’s First Fraud Investigation in the Legal Marijuana Industry
Following a long and troubled past with prohibition, cannabis is finally being legalized throughout the United States, and medical marijuana dispensaries are popping up all over the country. While the cannabis industry and laws vary from state to state, the importance medical marijuana dispensaries play in the lives of many patients is an immensely important role. The basic premise of a dispensary should be to serve the sick and needy. Unfortunately, there are those who see this as nothing more than an opportunity for personal financial gain, and will commit fraud and abuse to line their own pockets. No one …
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High Holiday Bash in Portland: Northwest Cannabis Classic Changing Perceptions of Marijuana
Have you ever dreamed of a place where you could sample the finest flowers, edibles and concentrates from dozens of artisan growers and processors in the legal cannabis industry? Imagine the opportunity to sit-in on your favorite cannabis seminars, presentations, and demonstrations about growing organically, cooking with cannabis, making cannabis topicals and much more. Meet other like-minded individuals who are working to change public perceptions of the ever-amazing Cannabis plant. Wait no longer to make your dream a reality. Order your tickets now and get your bags packed for the NWCC’s upcoming High …
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D.C. and Oregon Legalize Marijuana, Florida Voters Say “No” to Medical
It has been a busy day at the polls for marijuana reform with several states and even our nation’s capital proposing change to current marijuana laws. Both Washington D.C. and Oregon voted in favor of legalizing the recreational use of cannabis. However, Florida’s Amendment 2 bill did not gain enough support and will not be enacted. Washington D.C. Voters Legalize Recreational Marijuana Washington D.C. voters passed Initiative 71 with a 65% “yes” vote. This initiative makes the recreational use of marijuana legal in the nation’s capital for the first time. Residents will be allowed to posses up to 2 ounces …
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Oregon To Vote On Cannabis Legalization In November
SALEM, OR — New Approach Oregon, a cannabis policy lobby, introduced a new initiative designated to legalize, tax, and regulate cannabis and industrial hemp in Oregon. The initiative collected roughly 88,500 signatures in order to be added to the November 2014 ballot. Legal Cannabis Initiative Qualifies For Oregon Ballot The Control, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Act, if passed, will allow adults 21 an over to posses and purchase cannabis within the state of Oregon. Cultivation will be permitted in some instances as well. Tax revenue generated will be split into …
Henry van Ameringen Makes Hefty Donation To Legalization Efforts In Oregon
SALEM, OREGON – A large marijuana legalization activist group, entitled New Approach Oregon, received a hefty sum from an heir to a fragrance company fortune this week. The coalition of Oregonians who are pushing for a responsible legalization approach on cannabis, received the $100,000 contribution to add to other donations made last year. New Approach Oregon Receives $100,000 Donation New Approach Oregon has been working to put their legalization initiative onto the November 2014 ballot for Oregon residents to vote on since …
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Oregon Health Authority Posts Rules For Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
SALEM, OR — The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has posted their Final Temporary Rules for medical marijuana dispensaries. The state will begin accepting applications March 3, roughly eight months after House Bill 3460 was passed. Included in the rules are requirements for lab-testing, a “strong security system,” and yearly inspections from the Oregon Health Authority. According to the agency’s website, “the rules implementing Oregon’s medical marijuana dispensary law are intended to ensure …
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Measure Introduced To Legalize Adult-Use Of Cannabis In Oregon
Oregon Senator Introduces Cannabis Legalization Draft Bill Oregon Senate Judiciary Chairman Floyd Prozanski (D-Eugene) presented draft legislation in a hearing Friday that would allow voters to decide whether the adult-use of cannabis should be legal in the state. The measure would task legislators with creating regulations if passed by voters in the 2014 election. In contrast New Approach Oregon filed a similar, but more detailed measure last month. The Control, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Act specifies that it would allow the possession of up to 8 ounces of cannabis and up …
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Oregon Activists File Initiative To Legalize Cannabis
New Approach Oregon Calls For Legal Marijuana New Approach Oregon – “a coalition of every marijuana reform group in Oregon,” according to Russ Belville – filed a measure on Friday that would legalize and regulate marijuana in the state. Anthony Johnson says they will have the resources to collect the 87,213 signatures necessary to put it up for a vote. According to The Oregonian, the group will push legislators to put their initiative on the November 2014 ballot. If all else fails, however, Anthony Johnson – New Approach …


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