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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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Marijuana Policy Project Places Ads On Portland Busses
The MPP Purchased Advertising In Support Of Question 1 The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) announced a new ad campaign in a press release this week. Similar to the billboard that the organization placed outside of the Denver Broncos stadium a few weeks ago, the advertisements will focus on cannabis as a safer alternative to alcohol. This time, however, the ads will be placed on the sides of buses and bus shelters in Portland, ME. The Portland Bus Ads are intended to raise awareness for …
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Oregon Senate Approves MMJ Dispensary Bill
The Oregon senate passed a bill Wednesday in a bipartisan 18-12 vote that will require the Oregon Health Authority to establish a registration system of medical marijuana dispensaries. House Bill 3460, if signed by the governor, will come into effect on March 1. The bill would allow patients with one of 33 specified illnesses to buy cultivated cannabis as well as immature cannabis plants from authorized medical marijuana dispensaries. Under present law, the state’s 55,000 registered cardholders are permitted to grow their own cannabis, but there is no where to legally purchase the medicine. Sen. Floyd Prozanski …


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