In 2018, Oregon’s legal marijuana producers grew more than twice as much as was legally consumed, leading to an oversupply that has 6.5 years’ worth of cannabis, measured by the psychoactive compound THC, on the shelves at dispensaries and wholesale distributors.
Although the third to legalize cannabis in the United States, the sophisticated state of the industry is at its peak in Oregon.
Mix a money guy, a cannabis dispensary owner, an inventor and a diet writer and the result is a recipe for a marijuana-infused nut butter that claims to have healthful properties — and that packs a longer, smoother high.
Oregon’s governor and the head of the state police defended the state’s legal marijuana industry in letters to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been hinting at a crackdown on states such as Oregon that have legalized cannabis in defiance of federal law.
When Ammon Bundy was arrested in January 2016 for leading the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon, he called Eugene attorney Mike Arnold for help.
Small town residents like and need marijuana, too, said Randy and Gayle Simpson, owners of Green Cross Dispensary, a medical dispensary that opened in early May.
Legal cannabis will yield more than $200 million yearly for schools, public health and policing.
Two people from the Portland area founded a new a delivery service, and it’s not food-based.
It’s a category that used to begin and end with the bone-dry pot brownie, served in a college dorm room. Laurie Wolf is a leader in its gourmet revolution.
When Christine Smith quit her decades-long career as an architect to make marijuana edibles, she didn’t know much about chocolate. But she’d seen the competition, made with cheap chocolate and reeking of weed, and she knew she could do better.