Oregon

Oregon Decriminalized All Drugs And Legalized Psilocybin — What This Means For Vaping – Vaping Post

On election day in the United States, voters in Oregon approved a variety of drug reform policies and taxation regimes. Notably, the Oregon voters approved a new nicotine and tobacco tax covering electronic cigarettes and liquid vaping products. Vaping Post called the race for the passage of the tax as a part of a national trend in nicotine tax increases. However, the framework for drug legalization in Oregon has gotten more liberalized for the benefit of harm reduction strategies and recovery. Measures 109 and 110 are landmark decisions and further legalize and reform the impacts of drugs and the war […]

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Oregon Marijuana: OLCC To Adopt “Fix-it or Ticket” Approach For Some Rule Violations

News By Canna Law Blog Posted on November 12, 2020 The VOC program inspectors to issue VOC paperwork for a select number of violations Article By: Jesse Mondry Last month, along with streamlined licensing, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) announced a significant (and welcome) change to its compliance function by instituting a new Verification of Compliance program (VOC) that will focus on education rather than penalties for certain types of marijuana rule violations. The VOC launched in early October and arose from meetings with the industry this past summer. The OLCC is in the process of formal permanent rulemaking for […]

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Why Do People Vape? – Oregon Cannabis Connection

In the past decade, vaping has taken the United States by storm. Though vaping has become and continues to be popular, those who do not vape are often confused by why people choose to do so. There are many reasons people choose to vape, both for medical and recreational reasons. In this article, we’ll discuss the common reasons people choose to vape and the benefits vaping oils or cannabis has over other traditional methods, like smoking. Why Do People Use Dry Herb Vaporizers? When compared to rolling blunts or using glass pipes, dry herb vaporizers have multiple advantages. These advantages […]

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Oregon Cannabis Tax Revenue Up 45 Percent in First Quarter

Oregon cannabis tax revenue numbers are currently up as of this quarter, with the area seeing an increase of 45 percent for the first quarter of the 2021 fiscal year over the first quarter of 2020.  This most recent quarter, which began on July 1, brought in $46.9 million in total, 45 percent more than the first quarter in tax revenue receipts.  So far, since the pandemic began, cannabis sales in Oregon have either exceeded sales in the past or been only slightly off from annual averages. There has been no negative impact in sales from COVID.  Since cannabis has […]

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Hemp, CBD and THC-Cannabis Compliance Experts Open Oregon Office Amid West Coast Industry Growth – Capital Press

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 10, 2020–Hemp, CBD and THC-cannabis compliance consulting firm Allay announced today the opening of its new office in Portland, Oregon. The expansion adds convenience and value for licensed cultivators, processors and retailers throughout the West Coast. Allay, founded by one of the nation’s first designated cannabis regulators, assists stakeholders at every stage of the seed-to-sale process to ensure regulatory compliance across operations. The consulting firm continues to serve clients nationwide and internationally from its headquarters in Colorado. “The Oregon market in both THC and hemp is considerable, but so are the regulations,” said Kim Stuck, CEO and […]

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Oregon Cannabis Dispensary Sales: What We Are Seeing On Valuation

Best Practices By Canna Law Blog Posted on November 5, 2020 We’ve seen some funny things happen with pricing between 2018 and today Article By: Vince Sliwoski The Oregon secondary market for cannabis licenses and businesses remains lively. We have been helping industry buy and sell these businesses since 2016. This post is mostly about pricing for retail plays, which is still an evolving standard, but a standard nonetheless. First, some context. Over the past few years, there have been two significant regulatory developments that have influenced both demand and pricing on Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) marijuana business sales, […]

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Oregon Measure 110, Drug Decriminalization And Addiction Treatment

Oregon Measure 110, the Drug Decriminalization and Addiction Treatment Initiative was approved on November 3rd, 2020, with 58.82% support. The measure reclassified personal and non-commercial drug possession charges. Possession of a controlled substance ranging from Schedule I to Schedule IV, including heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, psychedelic mushrooms, Xanax, and Ketamine; was reclassified from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class E violation. The Class E violation will be accompanied by a $100 fine or a completed health assessment. The measure aims to change the stigma surrounding addiction and to favor rehabilitation over incarceration. Those recovering from addiction will get a helping […]

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2020 Election: Oregon voters enact big hike in cigarette, vape taxes – East Oregonian

SALEM — Nicotine users in Oregon will face increased costs for their products of choice starting Jan. 1, after Oregonians voted on Tuesday, Nov. 3, to set higher cigarette, vape and cigar taxes. Measure 108 passed the hurdle with 66.84% of the vote. The measure raises Oregon’s cigarette tax to $2 per pack, a 67-cent boost over the current tax, and raises the per-cigar tax from 50 cents to $1. It also would extend the tax to vaping products, such as electronic cigarettes. The Oregon Health Authority would use the money to fund health care for low-income people as well […]

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Drug war blow: four states legalize cannabis as DC loosens magic mushroom ban & Oregon is first to decriminalize ALL narcotics – RT

US voters took aim at drug prohibition, approving the use of medical or recreational cannabis across several states, as Oregon moved to slash possession penalties even for hard drugs – including cocaine and heroin. As the presidential race and key contests in the House and Senate played out on Tuesday night, a series of ballot initiatives seeking to chip away at America’s war on drugs were also given the green light, seeing punishments relaxed for a variety of offenses, most of them linked to cannabis. Big wins for cannabis reform Joining dozens of other states to either fully legalize or […]

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