Marijuana could take the next step toward joining pinot noir and craft beer on Oregons list of famous exports, under a proposal likely to go before state lawmakers in the new year.
The Statesman Journal reports that the Craft Cannabis Alliance, a business association led by founder and executive director Adam Smith, is working with legislators to let Oregon start exporting pot to other legal-weed states by 2021.
Among them is Sen. Floyd Prozanski, D-Eugene, who said he also plans to reintroduce provisions from Senate Bill 1042, a similar proposal that died in the statehou....
Oregon Approves Medical Marijuana Deliveries, Increases Purchase Limits
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has approved several changes to the states medical marijuana program.
The commission, which oversees Oregons medical marijuana law, has given approval to a change in the states law that allows the medicine to be delivered to patients or their caregiver. The commission also passed an increase in the amount of medical marijuana a patient can purchase to eight ounces in a single day and up to 32 ounces in a single month.
In addition, the commission voted to allow wholesale license holders to provide retailers with samples.
The change in law allowing medical marijuana to be delivered unfortunately doesnt apply to recreational marijuana.
Concerns about pesticide drift are nothing new in agriculture, but the issue has taken on new gravity for Oregon farmers with marijuana-growing neighbors.
Due to Oregon`s pesticide testing regime for marijuana and its high value, growers of more conventional crops worry about getting blamed for contamination that renders the mind-altering flowers unsalable.
``I have neighbors growing marijuana, therefore I`m thinking about it,`` said Tim Winn, who farms in Benton County.
The potential problem was recently discussed during the Oregon Farm Bureau`s annual convention, held ....
Cannabis Chronicles | December 18th 2018 | SALEM, Ore.
Oregon lawmakers revisit worker protections for off duty pot use
The Columbian / Associated Press
Oregon lawmakers will consider making it illegal for businesses to fire employees who flunk drug tests for using marijuana off the clock, reviving a workers rights campaign that failed in the statehouse last year.
The Statesman Journal reported that a proposed bill would also change state law to protect job seekers who use substances like pot that are legal here.
The proposal reflects a debate over whether Oregon workers should be forced to abstain from marijuana use which is allowed under state law but remains federally illegal for fear of getting fired or losing an em....
Dozens of marijuana licenses at risk after Oregon inspections
Eli McVey and Maggie Cowee
More than a quarter of Oregons outdoor recreational marijuana producers had deficiencies or potential compliance violations in their harvest processes, according to the results of Operation Good Harvest the states effort to observe and inspect the 2018 outdoor cannabis harvest.
Of the 354 licensed outdoor recreational grow sites inspected by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission OLCC between September and early November, 95 licensees 27 percent were found to have discrepancies or shortcomings in their harvest activities, and 41 face possible revocation of their cultivati....
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