An Oregon sheriff and district attorney on Tuesday blasted efforts to regulate legalized marijuana, saying the state is allowing black market operations to proliferate.
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Oregon’s top federal prosecutor said Friday the state has a “formidable” problem with marijuana overproduction that winds up on the black market and that he wants to work with state and local leaders and the pot industry to do something about it.
On Jan. 4, 2018, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo to announce a reversal of federal marijuana enforcement policy, rescinding five Obama-era memos that guided U.S attorneys to take a hands-off approach in regards to investigating and prosecuting state-legal marijuana businesses complying with state law.
SALEM, Ore., Jan. 4, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Governor Kate Brown today released the following statement regarding reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions will rescind current federal marijuana policy.
On Aug. 22, 2017, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown issued a response to a letter sent by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that criticized that state’s cannabis policies aimed at regulating recreational marijuana.
Officials suspect pot grown legally in Oregon and other marijuana states is also being smuggled out, and the trafficking is putting America’s multibillion-dollar marijuana industry at risk.
Governors from the first four states to legalize recreational marijuana are asking the Trump administration to let the pot experiments continue.
WASHINGTON, April 3, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Today, the governors of the first four states to have regulated cannabis sales for all adults sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, urging the Trump Administration to maintain existing policies related to the enforcement of federal marijuana laws.
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.
In Oregon, Washington state and Colorado, marijuana tax revenues totaled at least $335 million in either the last calendar year or the last fiscal year.
On Dec. 2, 2016, the Oregon Health Authority announced a set of temporary rules for the testing of medical and recreational marijuana. Requested by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, the rules are part of an effort to help alleviate a testing backlog as well as ease the financial burden of testing for cultivators.
PORTLAND, Ore., /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced today it is modifying testing standards for medical and recreational marijuana products with new, temporary rules that balance testing costs for the marijuana industry with public health protection for consumers
On March 29, 2016, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 1511, approving medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon to sell edibles and extracts to anyone 21 and older.
State Produces Guide for Recreational Marijuana Businesses Designed to Help Navigate State and Local Government Requirements News Release PDF PORTLAND, Nov. 20, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has released a “Business Readiness Guidebook for Oregon Recreational Marijuana Operations” for individuals interested in applying for a recreational marijuana license. The guidebook was produced…
On Aug. 19, 2015, the Oregon Health Authority issued draft regulations regarding the early sale of recreational marijuana.
With the legalization of recreational marijuana in Oregon kicking off on July 1, 2015, there is still one major issue for residents looking to purchase the substance—the fact that they have to wait 15 months until recreational stores are licensed and open for business.