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Canna Law Blog

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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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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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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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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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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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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