Seven Mayors of Major Cities Call for Cannabis Policy Reform

The mayors of seven large U.S. cities in states with adult-use laws formed a coalition on Monday asking the U.S. federal government to remove cannabis from the list of controlled substances, reports the Chicago Tribune. Mayors from Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, and West Sacramento sponsored a resolution at the U.S. […]

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Non-Cannabis Sourced CBD Cafe Opens in Portland, Oregon

A cafe serving drinks and chocolate infused with CBD not extracted from cannabis plants has opened in Portland, Oregon, according to local news outlet KATU. The cafe is owned and operated by Grön Chocolate, an existing licensed edibles manufacturer in Oregon. The cafe sources CBD from evergreen tree bark from southeast Asia — not from cannabis or […]

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Oregon Cannabis Regulators Find Decline in Sales to Minors

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has found a sharp reduction in cannabis sales to minors by dispensaries in the state since implementing increased penalties for violations. In January, regulators found that 40 percent of dispensaries in Portland sold to a minor during a sting by the OLCC, which led the agency to increase the penalties […]

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Emma Chasen: Educating the World About Cannabis Science

Emma Chasen is the Director of Education for Sativa Science Club, an organization that encourages industry-wide quality standards. She also, in 2016, received the Willamette Week‘s Portland, Oregon Best Budtender award. In this Ganjapreneur.com podcast episode, Emma joined our host TG Branfalt for a conversation about the creation process behind her educational courses for individuals seeking […]

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New Cannabis Dispensary Webisode Being Filmed in Portland, OR

A new cannabis industry-based webisode series named “Propaganja” recently started filming its pilot episode in Portland, Oregon. “Propaganja” is the first dispensary-focused comedy that features entrepreneurs struggling with and learning to navigate Oregon’s nascent, recreational cannabis marketplace. The project was created by Lee Johnson, Patrick Servais, and Ryan Moore, the webisode’s co-director Paul Pedreira told […]

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Portland Officials May Dial Back Cannabis Regulations

The City Council of Portland, Oregon may soon admit that it wrapped legal cannabis businesses in too much red tape, according to a Willamette Week report released this morning. The council adopted its strict regulatory structure last year. At the time, Mayor Charlie Hales — who championed the move — said, “I want us to assert […]

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Portlanders to Vote on 3% Cannabis Tax Increase

Following unanimous decision by the Portland City Council yesterday, city voters will decide this November whether or not to embrace a 3% tax hike on recreational cannabis products, KOIN 6 News reports. There is a 25% statewide sales tax currently in effect, but that will drop to 17% beginning January 1. After that point, local municipalities […]

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Portland’s World Famous Cannabis Cafe Fights to Keep Doors Open

The World Famous Cannabis Cafe, a cannabis social club in Portland, OR, has started a GoFundMe campaign to help cover the costs of staying open. The club is facing $4,000 per month in civil fines as penalties for refusing to close its doors. The cafe has served medical marijuana patients in Portland since it first […]

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