PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 27, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — A joint-collaboration that started earlier this year between Anantlife’s Dr. Rahul Kushwah and Cannalogix Foundation’s Chief Research Officer, J.B. Creel - on behalf of all patients seeking relief from the systemic effects of an imbalanced Endo-Cannabinoid System (ECS), has resulted in creation of the world’s first genetic kit measuring a Clinical Endo-Cannabinoid Deficiency (CECD).
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OLCC Response to Secretary of State IT Audit: Improvements in Process, More Changes Planned, Implementation Scheduled
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 7, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission values transparency and acknowledges that many of the findings released today in the Oregon Secretary of State’s Information Technology audit of the OLCC accurately reflect the current condition of the agency’s IT portfolio, but that the overall health of the agency’s IT infrastructure remains sound.
Craft Cannabis Alliance Announces Founding Board of Directors
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 7, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — This week, the Craft Cannabis Alliance announced its founding board of directors, a group that includes the leaders of some of Oregon’s most well-known brands, as this mission-driven industry association prepares to move from start-up to action.
OLCC Stiffens Penalties for Underage Sales of Marijuana
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 26, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission today approved a temporary rule increasing the penalties for marijuana retail licensees that sell marijuana to minors. The rule includes a provision to revoke an individual’s marijuana worker permit if the permittee intentionally sells marijuana to a minor.
Oregon Cannabis Commission Meets January 30 in Portland
PORTLAND, Jan. 22, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – What: The quarterly public meeting of the Oregon Cannabis Commission Agenda: Review and approve documents; identify key issues for the OCC to address (committee member input); identify key issues for the OCC to address (public input); establish highest priority goals based on key issues; identify next steps and…
Multiple Oregon Cannabis Retailers Fail Latest Sting Operation
While central Oregon cannabis retailers passed the state’s sting operation on Dec. 19, 2017, with flying colors, retailers in the rest of the state didn’t fare as well in the latest sting operation.
Licensees Across Oregon Fail to Stop Sales to Minors
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 10, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – During the winter holiday season the Oregon Liquor Control Commission conducted additional minor decoy operations across Oregon, and found that some licensed marijuana retailers are selling marijuana products to minors.
Congressman Blumenauer Statement on Reports that AG Sessions to End Policy on State Marijuana Laws
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 4, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, today released the following statement on reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions will rescind the “Cole Memo”—guidance established by the Obama Administration in 2013 to allow states to implement responsible marijuana laws without federal interference.
OLCC Launches Marijuana Retailer Minor Decoy Checks
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has conducted the first of its statewide minor decoy operations to determine if marijuana license retailers are complying with state laws and OLCC regulations ensuring minors aren’t able to enter the business to purchase marijuana products.
Roll Bros is an Oregon-based professional joint rolling company focused on expert production of 1/2 gram pre-rolls. OLCC licensees provide the flower and Roll Bros provides the cones, averaging an on-site production of 200 joints per hour.
Video Series Introduces Oregon’s Regulated Cannabis Industry
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) today rolled out a series of videos highlighting how participation in the regulated cannabis industry ensures public safety, creates consumer confidence, and contributes to economic growth for businesses and the state. OLCC licensees share their stories and explain in their own words the value of the regulated marketplace.
Matt Maletis Appointed to OLCC’s Board of Commissioners
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Matt Maletis (Western Congressional District) joins the Oregon Liquor Control Commission following Oregon Senate confirmation on November 15, 2017.
What We Know About the Oregon Marijuana Processor Bust in Nebraska
While Nebraska has been known as a prohibition-minded state, one Oregon marijuana processor recently found that out the hard way and now has to face the consequences in both Nebraska and Oregon.
OLCC Suspends License of Oregon Marijuana Licensee Arrested in Nebraska Licensee Faces Major Violation Charges
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has suspended the Recreational Marijuana processor license of Rich Extracts, LLC on November 15, 2017. Rich Wilkinson, managing member at Rich Extracts was arrested November 8, 2017 by law enforcement in the state of Nebraska on criminal charges for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.
Golden Leaf Holdings Wins Big at Third Annual Oregon DOPE Cup
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Golden Leaf Holdings (“GLH” or the “Company”) (CSE:GLH) (OTCQB:GLDFF), a leading cannabis oil solutions company built around recognized brands, celebrated last week as it was honored at the Third Annual Oregon DOPE Cup, Dope Magazine’s Halloween event that celebrates Oregon’s cannabis industry.
Golden Leaf Secures City License to Sell Cannabis in Las Vegas, Nevada
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Golden Leaf Holdings Ltd. (“GLH” or the “Company”) (CSE:GLH) (OTCQB:GLDFF), a leading cannabis oil solutions company and dispensary operator built around recognized brands, today announced that it has been granted a business license by the City of Las Vegas, in the State of Nevada, to commence sales of its high quality cannabis-infused products to medical and adult-use dispensaries in the city.
OLCC Commissioners Ratify Stipulated Settlements on Recreational Marijuana Licenses
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — At its monthly meeting October 26, 2017, the Commissioners of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission ratified the following fines and recreational marijuana license suspensions based on stipulated settlement.
NORML Founder Keith Stroup to Speak at First Annual Cannabis Fund Gala & Awards
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Cannabis Fund, a PAC created by Representative Earl Blumenauer to support cannabis-friendly candidates, will be hosting its first annual gala & awards on October 6th at the Marriott Waterfront in Portland, OR with NORML founder Keith Stroup as a featured speaker.
OHA Concludes Review of Youth Marijuana Use Prevention Pilot Campaign
PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — An Oregon Health Authority (OHA) education campaign aimed at youth and young adults raised awareness among its target audience of the risks associated with marijuana use, an independent evaluation has found.
Willie’s Reserve Legendary Cannabis Stash Launches in Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Longtime marijuana advocate and award-winning musician, actor and author Willie Nelson announces his legendary cannabis stash, Willie’s Reserve, is ready to enjoy in the state of Oregon.
Wana Brands Gains Market Share Within the Oregon Edibles Industry
PORTLAND, Ore., July 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — As the cannabis market blossoms in Oregon, consumers are turning to edibles for a safe, effective, discreet and delicious way to achieve a legal elevated lift.
OHA Expands Youth Marijuana Use Prevention Campaign
PORTLAND, Ore., July 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Health Authority today announced the expansion of a youth marijuana use prevention campaign to a statewide audience.
Is Microdosing the Future of Marijuana?
VICE News traveled to Portland, Oregon, to meet Ethan Ernest, creator of marijuana microdose pills called Mirth Control, which contain a fraction of the THC found in a typical joint or batch of edibles. Earnest compares Mirth Control to “open-source Xanax. Other products in the new weed microdosing category push the envelope even further with suggestions about purported medical uses.
Greenspoon Marder Supports the Oregon Cannabis Association National Lobby Days in Washington, D.C.
PORTLAND, Ore., June 20, 2017/Weed Wire/ — Greenspoon Marder is proud to support the Oregon Cannabis Association (OCA) 3rd Annual National Lobby Days in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22.
Former NBA Star Debuting Uncle Cliffy Cannabis Products at Oregon’s Finest
On June 8, 2017, former NBA star Cliff Robinson will launch his Uncle Cliffy cannabis products in Portland at Oregon’s Finest on 736 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
5 Marijuana Trends to Watch in Portland
Most people think about Colorado when marijuana is mentioned, but Oregon is one of the biggest cannabis-friendly hotspots to watch for emerging marijuana trends in 2017. This is particularly the case with the state’s largest city, Portland.
Will Higlin Named OLCC Deputy Director
PORTLAND, Ore., May 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Will Higlin has been appointed Deputy Director for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission as of April 1, 2017.
OLCC Approves Medical Bump-Up Canopy for Marijuana Producers
PORTLAND, Ore., April 28,2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission today approved rules allowing growers licensed in Oregon’s Recreational Marijuana Program to grow marijuana specifically for Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) cardholders.
Shango Premium Cannabis Fuels Danny George Formula Drift Return
LAS VEGAS, March 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Brandon Rexroad, Founder and Executive Vice President of Operations for the Portland-based Shango Premium Cannabis™ enterprise, today announced that Shango has made history in becoming the first-ever cannabis brand to sponsor a FORMULA DRIFT racing series athlete.
Wellness Connection of Maine Now Offers Debit Payment Option
PORTLAND, Maine, March 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Wellness Connection of Maine (WCM), the state’s largest medical cannabis operator, now offers members the ability to pay for cannabis without using cash. A new mobile app, CanPay, is the first of its kind technology for the cannabis industry.
Oregon Liquor Control Commission Chair Rob Patridge Resigns
PORTLAND, Ore., March 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Rob Patridge, Chair of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, today submitted his resignation to Oregon Governor Kate Brown. Patridge is leaving the OLCC to join the private sector. Patridge’s resignation from the Commission is effective March 10, 2017.
Report to physicians: ‘Engage in the Practice of Medicine’ When Recommending Medical Marijuana
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A report presented this month to the Oregon Legislature, HB 4014 Clinical Guidelines Work Group: Guidelines for Attending Physicians When Recommending the Medical Use of Marijuana, provides recommendations to physicians on appropriate care of a patient diagnosed with one or more debilitating conditions for which the physician is recommending the medical use of marijuana.
Hybrid Tech and Lemnis Oreon International Partnership May Revolutionize Cannabis Industry
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 14 , 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Hybrid Tech, LLC – the cannabis industry’s premier design, engineering and consulting firm – today announced a strategic international partnership with Lemnis-Oreon, the world’s leader in hydronically cooled LED grow light manufacturing.
George Zimmer Wants to Correct Myths About Marijuana
George Zimmer, the man once famous for saying “You’re going to like the way you look,” has smoked marijuana for 50 years and once donated $50,000 to legalization efforts in California, according to Business Insider. Zimmer, 68, is scheduled to give a keynote address at the Cannabis Collaborative Conference in Portland, Ore., on Feb. 15, 2017.
OLCC Allows Hemp-Infused Alcohol Under Limited Conditions
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 3, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission released guidance today for Oregon brewers that outlines an exception for using industrial hemp in hemp-infused alcoholic beverages if certain conditions are met. Marijuana-infused alcoholic beverages remain prohibited.
Marijuana Officially Becomes Legal for Adults in Maine
PORTLAND, Maine, Jan. 30, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — A voter-approved initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Maine officially took effect Monday, making it legal for adults 21 and older to possess and grow limited amounts of marijuana.
Youth Marijuana Use Prevention Campaign Reaching Target Audiences
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — An Oregon Health Authority media campaign aimed at youth and young adults is raising awareness among its target audience of the risks associated with marijuana use, an independent evaluation has found.
OLCC Approves More than 760 Recreational Marijuana Licenses
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has approved 762 recreational marijuana licenses through the first week of January 2017, fulfilling the commitment to start-up a regulated system by the end of 2016. The OLCC began accepting recreational marijuana license applications in January 2016 and issued the first licenses in May 2016.
Cannabis Company Kaya Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:KAYS) Confirms Issuance of OLCC Recreational License for Existing Salem, Oregon Kaya Shack™ Marijuana Superstore
Kaya Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:KAYS) (the “Company” or “KAYS”) announced today that it has been awarded its first full recreational marijuana retailer license from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (the “OLCC”) for its existing South Salem Kaya Shack™ Marijuana Superstore.
Metrc Third Party Solution Providers Approved for Oregon’s Cannabis Tracking System
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 28, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission and Metrc™ have approved PayQwick of Calabasas, California; eCannex of Boca Raton, Florida; Promium of Seattle, Washington; duber Technologies of Portland, OR; and Stemless of Portland, OR as validated software providers whose products are compatible for integration with the Oregon Recreational Marijuana Program Cannabis Tracking System (CTS).
Riding High in Bridgetown: Portland Approves Marijuana Couriers
On Dec. 22, 2016, Oregon’s Portland City Council voted unanimously to amend its marijuana business regulations, creating a license for marijuana retail couriers.
Portland, Oregon: Amended Marijuana Business Regulations
Portland, Oregon: Marijuana business regulations, amended on Dec. 14, 2016, and passed unanimously by Portland City Council on Dec. 21, 2016.
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Reminded That Retail Sales End Soon
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 20, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Health Authority is reminding all medical marijuana dispensaries in the state that sales of limited marijuana retail products to people 21 and older will end Dec. 31.
OHA Updates Rules to Further Streamline Marijuana Testing Process
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 14, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Health Authority has made additional modifications to testing rules for medical and recreational marijuana products that will provide relief for processors and growers while ensuring public health protections for consumers.
Maine Starts Recount of Marijuana Legalization Ballots
On Dec. 5, 2016, Maine began the recount of Question 1, a ballot initiative legalizing recreational marijuana in the state. Backed by opponents of the initiative, this marks the first time in Maine’s history that a statewide recount has been issued.
Cannabis Company Kaya Holdings (OTCQB:KAYS) Reports 700% Year Over Year Revenue Increase in Q10 Filing: Taps Marijuana Business Lawyer David Kotler to Ready for National Expansion
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 22, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Kaya Holdings, Inc. (KAYS) announced today that it has filed its third quarterly report for 2016.
Greenspoon Marder Announces Further Expansion of Cannabis Law Practice in Portland, Oregon
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 15, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Greenspoon Marder is pleased to announce that Amy T. Margolis will be joining the firm as a shareholder in the firm’s new Portland, Oregon office set to open in January 2017.
Health Alerts Issued for Pesticide-Tainted Marijuana Sold at North Bend, Salem, Eugene Dispensaries
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 4, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Health Authority is advising customers of three medical marijuana dispensaries—in North Bend, Salem and Eugene—that certain products contain high levels of pesticides. OHA recommends they immediately return the affected products or dispose of them.
Stoned Pets Head to Veterinarians After Pilfering Marijuana Edibles
Now that marijuana is legal in states like Oregon, pets are finding human pot products and getting stoned. Veterinarians have noticed the trend. DoveLewis, an emergency veterinarian clinic in Portland, Ore., saw a 63 percent increase in pets with toxic marijuana levels during the year after pot was legalized.
New Video Highlights a Budding Wedding Industry Trend—Cannabis
DENVER, Oct. 27, 2016/Weed Wire/ — Bec Koop, the owner of Buds + Blossoms, sets her sights sky high as she tackles the second season of the world’s first Cannabis Wedding Expo.