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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

The final week of the 2015 Oregon legislative session was kind of a blur. The House and Senate pushed through four marijuana bills in four days, including the big one, House Bill 3400. One thing

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A painter makes progress on a new mural inside the entrance of New Vansterdam.
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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Washington’s highest grossing pot shop is going all out to celebrate its first birthday with a weekend-long party. New Vansterdam, the second recreational marijuana store to open in Vancouver, turns one year old on Saturday.

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In the cannabis community, July 10 is known as Oil Day. With that in mind, local stores have lots of special deals on extracts this weekend.
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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Welcome to Friday Deals. It’s a big weekend at Vancouver’s two oldest pot shops, Main Street Marijuana and New Vansterdam, as each are celebrating their first birthdays. Main Street’s was yesterday, and Saturday is the

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Marijuana plants grow in January in a facility in Arlington. Washington launched its legal marijuana market with just a handful of stores selling high-priced pot to long lines of customers. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Big news out of Washington, D.C. today for the recreational marijuana industry, as Congress is mulling over a bill that would allow banks to work with legal pot businesses. Banking has been a huge challenge

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Main Street Marijuana on a busy night as customers celebrate the first day of legal possession in Oregon on July 1.
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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Today, Vancouver’s oldest and busiest pot shop, Main Street Marijuana, celebrates its first birthday. The store opened a year ago today with hundreds of eager customers lining up along the sidewalk waiting to get in.

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Potlandia
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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

An incredible amount happened in Oregon’s marijuana (and hemp) space leading up to the close of the legislative session on Monday, July 6. Though HB 3400 was certainly the largest piece of the puzzle—as it

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Main Street Marijuana on a busy Wednesday evening when possession became legal in Oregon, July 1, 2015.
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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

In a challenging first year for Washington’s groundbreaking recreational marijuana industry, two booming Vancouver pot shops have come out on top, selling more product than any other retailers in the state. This weekend marks the

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Ramsey Hamide, owner of the Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver shown Friday December 26, 2014, about half a year after the store opened.
Cannabis Chronicles BlogFeaturedThe Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

June turned out to be another record-breaking month for Washington’s recreational pot industry, and Main Street Marijuana reigned supreme, making more than $1.76 million worth of sales. The small store in Vancouver’s Uptown Village surpassed

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

In part I of this series, Oregon Recreational Marijuana Businesses — Who Can Own One? I covered the age and residency requirements for owners of Oregon marijuana businesses under Oregon’s newest law, Enrolled House Bill 3400. That post

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If you are not an Oregon resident, you are going to have a tough time playing on Oregon’s cannabis playground.
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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

This week, I received calls from two out-of-state clients who each hope to apply for licensure through the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to open an Oregon recreational marijuana business. One of these individuals hopes

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