Jesse Peters: Responsible Cannabis Business Practices

Jesse Peters is the owner and CEO of Eco Firma Farms and is a founding member of the Oregon Cannabis Association. In this seonganjuk.com podcast episode, Jesse joins our host TG Branfalt to talk about Eco Firma’s longterm goal of becoming 100% carbon neutral, some green energy solutions that other cannabis companies can consider to follow […]

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Oregon Cannabis Regulators Up Penalties for Sales to Minors

A temporary change in Oregon’s penalties for selling cannabis products to minors took effect last week, providing higher fines and cannabis worker permit suspensions for employees who knowingly sell cannabis to individuals under 21-years-old. The new rules up the fine from 1,650 to $4,950 and the permit revocation from 10 days to 30. The Oregon […]

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Per-Pound Cannabis Prices Drop in First Month of 2018

According to Cannabis Benchmark’s U.S. Spot Index, the price-per-pound of cannabis has fallen 3.5 percent from Jan. 12 to Jan. 19, to $1,292, representing a spot price-per-gram of $2.85, with a simple average price of $3.20. The report indicates that the drop “was driven primarily by significant week-over-week decline in wholesale rates in Oregon, though […]

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19 Attorney Generals Send Letter to Congress Asking for Cannabis Banking Protection Legislation

Attorney generals from 17 states, Washington, D.C., and Guam have sent a letter to members of Congress urging them to “advance legislation that would allow states that have legalized medical or recreational use of marijuana to bring that commerce into the banking system” following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ move to rescind the Cole Memo protections. […]

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U.S. Attorney in Oregon Shares Cannabis Industry Concerns in Op-Ed

In an op-ed in the Oregonian, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon Billy J. Williams said that while “national policy has changed” – referring to the rescinding of the Cole Memo protections by Attorney General Jeff Sessions – federal attorneys’ “commitment to exercising good judgment in charging decisions has not.” “We will continue to […]

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Eugene, Oregon Cannabis Lab For Sale Following Allegations Owner has Neo-Nazi Ties

OG Analytical, a cannabis testing laboratory in Eugene, Oregon has seen a “100 percent decline” in business according to its lab director, who called the brand “dead” after Eugene Antifa offered evidence that the owner participated in neo-Nazi activities, according to a report from The Oregonian/Oregon Live. Bethany Sherman, CEO of OG, indicated she plans […]

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Oregon Cannabis Operator Plans Opioid-for-Cannabis Program

Kaya Holdings, operators of Oregon cannabis retailers Kaya Shack, is planning to launch an opioid-for-medical cannabis swap program – if they can get approval from state compliance officials and local law enforcement. The Kaya Cares program would see people interested in trying medical cannabis exchange their prescription opioids for cannabis products at no charge. David […]

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Oregon Cannabis Regulators Clarify Rules for Competitions and Events

If Oregon’s licensed cannabis cultivators want to submit their products to competitions, such as the famed Cannabis Cup, the product must be purchased from a licensed retailer, according to a bulletin released Monday by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, which oversees legal sales in the state. The agency further clarifies that licensees cannot use the […]

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Oregon School Fund Nets 40% of Cannabis Sales Tax Revenues

Oregon public schools will reap 40 percent of the state’s cannabis-derived tax revenues collected from January 2016 to August 2017, or about $34 million, KATU News reports. In all, the state has collected $108.6 million in cannabis industry taxes since 2016. The School State Fund will receive the lion’s share of the revenues while the […]

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Alex Hoggan: Staying the Course Amid Changing Regulations

Alex Hoggan is the founder of ChemHistory, a cannabis testing lab based outside of Portland, Oregon. In this episode of the Ganjaprenuer.com podcast, Alex joins our host TG Branfalt to discuss the early days of Oregon’s cannabis testing landscape, the intricacies of pesticide testing under Oregon’s  strict testing rules, the regulatory switch last October that […]

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Stephen Gold & Andy Yashar: Pioneers in Cannabis Tech

Stephen Gold and Andy Yashar are co-founders of The Daily Leaf, a technology company that has partnered with dispensaries to find and list the best cannabis deals throughout Oregon cities — with plans to expand to Seattle, Las Vegas, and beyond. In this episode of the seonganjuk.com podcast, Stephen and Andy join host TG Branfalt […]

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After-Legalization Traffic Studies Draw Conflicting Conclusions

Last week, two studies on highway safety after cannabis legalization purported different findings and both drew headlines – one claimed accident rates were 3 percent higher in legal states than they would have been without legalization, while another found no increase, the Washington Post reports. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study analyzed insurance claims […]

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Oregon Economist Finds First-Year Cannabis Sales On Pace with Colorado’s

The Oregon Office of Economic Analysis has released its forecast for the state’s recreational cannabis revenue, projecting $156 million in cannabis industry taxes over the next two years, according to a Willamette Week report. State economist Josh Lehner’s report indicates that Oregon’s first-year sales closely track Colorado’s first year but “outpaces Washington’s.” Lehner suggests that […]

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At Least 10K Oregonians Have Dropped from MMJ Patient Count Since Rec. Adoption

The number of registered patients in Oregon has declined significantly since voters in the state legalized cannabis use for adults in 2014, falling from 77,000 to 67,000, according to NPR-affiliate KUOW. Many patients registered as medical users are declining to renew their medical cards – which costs $200 – opting instead to purchase their medicine […]

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Oregon Cannabis Startups See $60-$80M in Investments Over Last 6 months

According to figures from Oregon’s Marijuana Regulation Committee, cannabis startups in the state have had at least $60 million to $80 million invested in the last six months, Northwest Public Radio reports. Projects range from gene testing, to perfecting new delivery methods such as transdermal patches, to researching medical applications for cannabis. In January, Oregon […]

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NBA’s Cliff Robinson Joins Portland Mayor in Statewide Push for Cannabis Clubs

Portland, Oregon Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly were joined this week by former Trail Blazer Cliff Robinson in the support of legislation seeking to allow social cannabis consumption in the state, The Oregonian reports. If approved, Senate Bill 307 would provide “regulation by Oregon Liquor Control Commission of consumption and sale of marijuana items […]

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Longtime Cannabis Activist Now Fighting for Livelihood in Ongoing Hostile Takeover

Since 2016, longtime cannabis activist Paul Stanford has been embroiled in a lawsuit that encompasses companies in at least two countries and five states threatening his livelihood (more so than it already has), his Internet domain holdings, and even his public access cable show “Cannabis Common Sense.” The lawsuit stems from Stanford’s desire to do […]

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Oregon Vineyard Owners Fear Neighboring Cannabis Farm will Taint Grapes

An Oregon vineyard in Yamhill County has asked a judge to stop a cannabis cultivation permit for a neighbor claiming that the smell from the grow would waft into their land and taint their grapes, according to a report from The Oregonian. The owners of Momtazi Vineyard are joined in the suit by would-be vineyard […]

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Oregon Legislature Passes Bill to Protect Recreational Customers’ Privacy

A measure aimed at protecting cannabis consumers from federal prosecution has passed the Oregon legislature and has been sent to Gov. Kate Brown for her signature, according to a report from the Associated Press. The measure would end the practice by recreational dispensaries of keeping customer information often used for marketing and customer service purposes. […]

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Governors from Adult-Use States Ask Feds to Maintain Status Quo

In a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, the governors of Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska asked that federal authorities maintain Cole Memo and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network guidance that provides “the foundation for state regulatory [cannabis] systems” vital to maintain state control. In the letter, dated April 3, the […]

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Canopy San Diego Launches Spring Accelerator Program with 8 Companies

Canopy San Diego has chosen eight companies for its Spring 2017 accelerator program, including a “turnkey” laboratory technology company, a ticketing and registration platform for cannabis-centric events, a peer-to-peer social marketplace for cannabis friendly accommodations, and a customer experience management platform. The companies will be given office space for up to four employees, receive at […]

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Golden Leaf Holdings Completes Grassroots Deal, Latest in March Flurry

Oregon-based Golden Leaf Holdings has struck a deal to acquire the Nevada cultivation and extraction licenses from NevWa, LLC – which operates as Grassroots in the state – for $1.925 million. The move comes just four months before state regulators anticipate the launch of the state’s adult-use market. The license allows the company to sell […]

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Oregon Cannabis DUI Study Finds No Sign of ‘Epidemic’

According to a study authored by an Oregon Liquor Control Commission official, there has not been “a large spike or epidemic” of marijuana-related traffic fatalities in the state since legalizing cannabis for adult-use. The study found that in 2004, when the state had only medical and illicit markets, there were 13 traffic fatalities involving cannabis. […]

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Ore. Lawmakers Considering Bill Requiring Cannabis Industry to Destroy Customer Information

Due to concerns over federal crackdown on the legal cannabis industry, lawmakers in Oregon have proposed legislation that would require cannabis businesses to destroy customer information gathered for marketing purposes within 48 hours, according to an Associated Press report. Retaining private information, such as names, addresses and birthdates, for promotional use is illegal under Colorado’s […]

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    Complete tax and accounting services for your cannabis business. We are a full-service Tax and Accounting firm dedicated to providing the highest quality of service and support to small and medium-sized businesses and individuals.

  • Smokin’ Hot Solutions

    Smokin’ Hot Solutions was started seven years ago by three entrepreneurs from Philadelphia. From various entrepreneurial backgrounds, we came together with one cohesive goal; to build a cannabis marketing agency with an innovative and thoughtful approach. At a time when there were few specialty cannabis marketing agencies, and few willing to take the risk, we seized the opportunity. We cemented ourselves as the go-to agency for digital marketing in the cannabis industry.

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    We believe that what sets us apart from other accounting firms, is working within the Tax Code to find a way around the oppressive Section 280E Rules.

  • Green Fields Accounting

    We have a full bookkeeping service to help you keep your financial statements compliant. We are also experts in taxation. We keep informed of all the latest industry tax changes. We are also Enrolled Agents who are experts in defending our clients in audits with the IRS. We can also help with sales and excise taxes applicable to your business. We will make sure you understand Form 8300 and take care of the e-filing of this form.

  • Moriconi Flowers Ltd.

    Moriconi Flowers Ltd. is a law firm dedicated to applying decades of legal expertise to the emerging commercial and medical cannabis and hemp markets in the United States and abroad. Building off of careers in commercial litigation, transactional debt instruments, oil and gas regulation, liquor licensing, insurance coverage, and catastrophic loss, the attorneys at Moriconi Flowers Ltd. routinely navigate regulated markets.

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    MarijuanaDoctors.com was founded as the trusted gateway for patients searching for medical marijuana treatment in legal medical marijuana states. We provide patients visibility and transparency in selecting a doctor and setting an appointment for a medical marijuana evaluation including detailed profile information, scheduling information, and ratings and reviews.

  • Cannabis Cash Solutions

    At Cannabis Cash Solutions we specialize in automating cash handling for marijuana-related businesses. Our turnkey cash management system makes it easy to start protecting your investment today.

  • My Cannabis Accountant

    We are a Boutique Accounting firm focused on the cannabis industry. Our management team has over 100 years of combined experience in public accounting. Running a legal cannabis-based business can be complicated. Let us make sure your business is compliant with all federal, state and local financial regulations so that you can focus on your business.

  • Emerald Elite Consulting

    We are cannabis cultivation specialists. With over 40+ years of combined experience from the heart of American cannabis history and innovation, the Emerald Elite team and its network of cultivators offer a truly unparalleled depth of experience for our clients' advantage. Production of the cleanest, highest quality cannabis in the world is our passion.

  • TRIM Media House

    TRIM Media House is a full-service digital marketing agency with a heavy focus in visual content creation, website design, photography, and videography. If you are trying to navigate the digital arena when it comes to your brand, we would love to talk to you!

  • Go Green Hemp

    GoGreen Hemp specializes in everything CBD. We sell directly to consumers as well as to wholesalers and those interested in white label products. Our current product line consists of Gel Capsules, Gummies, Oil Drops and Balms.

  • New Approach Bookkeeping LLC

    New Approach Bookkeeping provides cannabis companies with their day-to-day, monthly, quarterly, and yearly financials. Our services include full cycle bookkeeping, HR business consulting, cash management, and payroll services for the cannabis industry. We have over 3 years experience and understand the 280e publication and how it affects all entities of the cannabis industry.

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