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Canna Law Blog

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

With a headline like that, you know where this is going. Yes, after a little more than four glorious months of running Cannabis Chronicles, I’m calling it quits here at The Columbian. For more than

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Canna Law Blog

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Less than a week from today, on October 1, Oregon’s licensed medical marijuana dispensaries may begin selling certain types of marijuana to everyone 21 years or older (unless you have the bad fortune of being

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Sally jewell,right, the U.S. Department of Interior secretary is escorted by Suquamish Tribal Chairman Leonard Forsman as she visited with nine local tribes in Suquamish on Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/ Kitsap Sun, Rachel Anne Seymour)
Cannabis Chronicles Blog

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Well, here’s something we haven’t seen before in the wide world of legal weed. The Suquamish Tribe just signed the first state-tribal marijuana compact in the nation, the Liquor and Cannabis Board announced Tuesday. For

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Washington’s recreational marijuana industry made a strong push toward the end of August to round out yet another record-breaking month for sales. Altogether, the market made more than $66 million in sales last month, according to

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Cannabis Chronicles Blog

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

You’ve probably heard of Mary Jane, who founded Washougal-based Mary Jane’s House of Glass with her son Brandon Brock. And I’m sure seen some stories quoting Brian Budz, one of the owners of  Vancouver pot shop

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Cannabis banking. Bruised but not out. Photo by Rafael JM Souza (http://bit.ly/1BqHl3s)
Canna Law Blog

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

We have written a ton on cannabis banking issues and on the many problems that stem from the industry’s lack of access to banking. Even when a marijuana business does have banking, it can face

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Oregon allows for each city to have its own marijuana rules.
Canna Law Blog

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

As our Oregon clients gear up for recreational marijuana license applications, most of the focus has been at the state level. We recently saw top-down rules from the Oregon Health Authority(OHA) for the re-styled medical

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Cannabis Chronicles Blog

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Looking at Washington’s most recent recreational marijuana sales data, it’s easy to see how the young industry could become a multibillion moneymaker for the country if legalization continues to spread. Last fiscal year, Washington’s budding legal pot market

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A screen shot of the home page on New Vansterdam's revamped website, which launched Thursday afternoon.
Canna Law Blog

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

If you’re a regular at New Vansterdam, you’ve probably noticed the place looks a little different every time you’ve stepped inside this summer. The lucrative Vancouver pot shop is nearing the end of a major

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Oregon cannabis is like baseball. If you are going to play the game, you need to know its complicated rules.
Canna Law Blog

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) published its draft rules yesterday for the early, temporary, highly anticipated recreational pot sales set to begin statewide on October 1. These rules apply to all cities and counties that

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