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.
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The Oregon Health Authority’s public health campaign aimed at preventing teenage cannabis use has successfully raised awareness among its target audience as to the risks associated with underage cannabis use.
Oregon cannabis pesticide testing has undergone a rollercoaster of changes in response to the market, stakeholders and regulators, but permanent pesticide rules are now finally in place.
PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Beginning today, August 30, 2017, every batch of usable marijuana (flower and leaves) must be tested directly for pesticides according to the Oregon Health Authority’s testing rules in order to be compliant. This includes untested product that was collected for sampling prior to August 30.
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.
PORTLAND, Ore., March 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is issuing an immediate health and safety advisory due to the identification of potentially unsafe pesticide residue on retail plant material produced from marijuana cultivated by Emerald Wave Estate, LLC.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 21, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Health Authority is issuing a health alert regarding marijuana products that may have been tainted with high levels of a pesticide and sold to about 130 people in the McMinnville area.
On Oct. 14, 2016, the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced via email that they are seeking solutions from stakeholders in the legal cannabis industry on testing, sampling and validating concentrates, extracts and edibles.
PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 1, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will release its new online packaging and labeling application tomorrow.
On July 6, 2016, the Oregon Health Authority announced the launch of a new advertising campaign to combat teen marijuana use. Dubbed “Stay True to You,” the campaign used focus groups and research to formulate a message that would resonate with younger audiences.
As of May 30, 2016, the state of Oregon has collected approximately $14.9 million in marijuana tax revenue for the year. This is according to a new report by the Oregon Department of Revenue, released on June 22, 2016.
PORTLAND, Ore., June 22, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will provide a series of workshops across the state of Oregon to provide recreational marijuana licensees and medical marijuana registrants information on new guidelines for recreational and medical marijuana packaging and labeling.
On May 31, 2016, the Oregon Health Authority issued a press release to remind Oregonians that registered medical cannabis dispensaries will begin selling edible cannabis products to adults 21 or over on June 2.
SALEM, Ore., May 31, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — On June 2 edible marijuana products containing up to 15 mg of THC will be available for retail sale in registered medical marijuana dispensaries across the state to adults 21 or over.
On May 9, 2016, Oregon Farmacy, a medical marijuana dispensary in Oregon co-owned by Clay Bearnson, a member of the Medford City Council, held a soft opening in downtown Medford.
TORONTO, Ontario, May 2, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Golden Leaf Holdings Ltd. announced that the company will soon be able to sell GoldenXTRX brand CO2 cannabis oil products, Proper brand BHO cannabis oil products and other cannabis based extracts and edibles to adult users in Oregon.
The Oregon Health Authority on Monday reminded medical marijuana dispensary operators that they can’t sponsor raffles or contests that include free pot as a prize.
Here’s a snapshot of Oregon’s marijuana market: 418: Registered medical marijuana dispensaries statewide. 167: Dispensaries in Portland.
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 12, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission and the Oregon Health Authority will hold a workshop to provide an overview of the medical and recreational marijuana product labeling and packaging pre-approval process.
On Feb. 9, 2016, the Oregon Joint Committee on Marijuana Legalization approved House Bill 4014, a bill that would repeal the state’s two-year residency requirement for licensed marijuana business applicants.
The Oregon Health Authority recently released its January 2016 review of marijuana consumption in the state.
Under a plan proposed by the Oregon Health Authority, medical marijuana growers would have to pay a $200 annual fee for every medical marijuana patient for whom they grow. The fee under existing law is currently $50 per patient.