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Portland in 1890. Some Oregon counties and cities want to freeze the state in time.
Canna Law Blog

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Last Tuesday, I wrote about Oregon’s “Local Option”, which allows cities and counties to legislate against marijuana related activities under certain circumstances and to certain extents. There are two key factors governing whether and how

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Vancouver pot shop GreenHead Cannabis is hosting its first post-Prohibition-themed festival this afternoon. The store, located in an old gas station building at 2815 St. Johns Boulevard in the Rose Village neighborhood, was designed with

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In addition to growing cannabis, farmer Tom Lauerman has a large garden with a variety of vegetables. (Ariane Kunze/The Columbian)
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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

It’s a big weekend for Tom Lauerman, one of Clark County’s most fascinating and prominent marijuana advocates. Not only is Farmer Tom the subject of a Sunday Business section centerpiece on marijuana tourism (stay tuned

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Canna Law Blog

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

A number of Washington cities and counties are moving to shutter medical marijuana dispensaries (“access points”) and collective gardens as the July 1, 2016 drop dead date set forth in Senate Bill 5052 approaches. So far, King County,

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A guide showing recommended pairings for beer and marijuana. New Vansterdam's marketing team put together the guide for last weekend's Vancouver Brewfest.
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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Something Vancouver has never quite seen before happened last weekend at Esther Short Park. While several thousand people headed downtown Friday, Saturday and Sunday to try dozens of microbrews at the annual Vancouver Brewfest, one

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A variety of marijuana and glass pipes on display at The Cannabis Corner in North Bonneville.
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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

The freshest sales figures from the state Liquor and Cannabis Board show promising trends unfolding this summer for Washington’s booming recreational marijuana industry. Of course, that’s really nothing new. The market hasn’t stopped exploding since the

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Canna Law Blog

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

The Department of Justice has yet again graced us with another memo on how U.S. attorneys should argue against and prosecute medical marijuana criminal defendants. More specifically, the DOJ is making clear that it does not

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Oregon cannabis businesses must fight against Oregon becoming a patchwork of legal and illegal cities and counties.
Canna Law Blog

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

When HB 3400 passed, I wrote that Oregon’s new recreational marijuana law looks pretty good for anyone living west of the Cascades. That is because the bill famously allows any city or county in Oregon

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Oregon’s cannabis laws could well end up being the gold standard to which other states should aspire.
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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

I recently sat on the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) Wholesale Advisory Technical Committee to advise the state on recreational cannabis regulations for wholesalers. Oregon is the second state, after Illinois, in which I’ve been

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

It’s been a weird week for marijuana news. First, the newly named Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board released figures on Tuesday that appeared to show the fledgling recreational cannabis industry beginning to plateau after just

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