Week in Review: WV process begins, Oregon medical cannabis expansion & possible Florida license increase
Omar Sacirbey, John Schroyer and Bart Schaneman
West Virginia starts developing a medical marijuana blueprint, Oregons MMJ industry may get a shot in the arm, and Florida could issue more business licenses under its existing CBD-focused program.
Heres a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.
Pretty good start for West Virginia
West Virginia regulators have started trying to figure out how to implement the states new medical marijuana law, and at least one supporter likes what he sees.
I think were off to a pretty good start, said Keith McMillion, executive director of t....
Marijuana Business Daily | Home > Dispensary/Retail Store Business News > Chart: Oregon... May 8, 2017 The number of medical marijuana dispensaries and registered patients in Oregon is plunging now that the states recreational cannabis industry is fully operational
Oregons medical marijuana industry slumping
Over 200 dispensaries in Oregon have either closed or transitioned to the rec market since the start of 2017, when the state officially separated its medical and adult-use programs. That equates to an 84 percent decline in the number of dispensaries.
Patient counts have been dwindling since early recreational sales began in the fall of 2015, but they havent dropped at the same velocity.
Medical marijuana cards are valid for one year in Oregon, so further declines may be forthcoming if patients decide not to re-enroll in the program. The state will release updated MMJ pati....
What is the DUI Limit for Marijuana in States Where Its Legal?
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As everyone is aware, recreational cannabis is now fully legal for adults up and down the West coast, as well as in Colorado, Nevada, Massachusetts, Maine, and D.C. Psychoactive marijuana is legal for medicinal purposes in twenty other states, and counting.
Critics of legalization have complained that there will inevitably be a spike in drugged driving in these green states, due to increased availability and reduced social stigma. The numbers do not necessarily prove naysayers predictions correct at least n....
State fines marijuana company for safety violations in butane blas
Oregon OSHA imposed a $5,300 fine on Higher Level Concentrates for failing to ventilate the building, failing to have an adequate electrical system and failing to obtain city permits. (image:Danny Miller/The Daily Astorian)
An Astoria cannabis business was fined $5,300 for a series of workplace safety violations related to a butane-fueled explosion last fall that landed one man in a Portland burn unit.
Oregon OSHA cited Higher Level Concentrates for failing to ventilate the building, failing to have an adequate electrical system and failing to obtain city permits.
The company also didnt notify Oregon OSHA of the hospitalization as required. William Chris West, who was in the building at the time of the blast, was admitted to the Legacy Oregon Burn Center in Portland. West is a partner in the....
Oregon Growers Receive Canopy Bump for Medical Marijuana
Since the transition from a medical marijuana to a recreational/adult-use marijuana laws in the state of Oregon, this has be a highly contested topic between activists, industry professionals, and State policy makers.
We received this news from the governing authority of the recreational/adult-use marijuana program the OLCC just yesterday, and it goes into effect on Monday. I imagine this is welcome news to many of the cannabis growers in Oregon.
From the Oregon Liquor Control Commission OLCC:
OLCC Approves Medical Bump-Up Canopy for Marijuana ProducersEstablishes Sharin....
Oregon lawmakers vote to shield marijuana users info from feds
Medical marijuana patient Calvin Exline, left, and his son, Calvin Exline Jr., shop together at Pure Green, one of a dozen marijuana shops dotting Northeast Sandy Boulevard, known informally as Portland`s Green Mile. As Oregon marks the one-year anniversary
The Associated Press
Oregon state lawmakers who fear heightened marijuana enforcement by federal agents overwhelmingly approved Monday a proposal to protect pot users from having their identities or cannabis-buying habits from being divulged by the dispensary shops that make buying pre-rolled joints and magic brownies as easy as grabbing a bottle of whiskey from the liquor store.
The bipartisan proposal would protect pot consumers by abolishing a common business practice in this Pacific Northwest state where marijuana dispensaries often keep a digital paper trail of their recreational pot cust....
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