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Friday, August 21st, 2015

 

Some Oregon Marijuana CO2 Extracts Contain High Levels of Possible Carcinogen

Some Oregon Marijuana CO2 Extracts Contain High Levels of Possible Carcinogen Anthony Johnson | August 20, 2015 The Oregon cannabis community was rocked when The Oregonian’s Noelle Crombie released her in-depth report on the lack of standards regarding the testing of marijuana products in Oregon. Crombie, who regularly reports on all things cannabis was noticeably absent from the scene for a bit, causing many to wonder what she was up to. When “A tainted high” hit The Oregonian/Oregonlive, with the tagline “LAX STATE RULES, INCONSISTENT LAB PRACTICES AND INACCURATE TESTRead More


FCW Cannabis Members First in Industry to Receive OSHA Certification

FCW Cannabis Members First in Industry to Receive OSHA Certification 17 AUG, 2015 UFCW members are well aware of the high priority their union places on their health and safety at work. Over the years, thousands of UFCW members have attended safety trainings to learn how to make their workplaces safer. Recently, though, these classes had a new addition: members of UFCW’s Cannabis Workers Rising program from unionized shops in Washington and New Mexico recently participated in a three day safety program in Las Vegas. http://forlocals.ufcw.org/2015/08/17/ufcw-cannabis-members-first-in-industry-to-receive-osha-certification/


Study: Cannabis Is The ‘Least Risky Drug’ For Driving

Study: Cannabis Is The ‘Least Risky Drug’ For Driving 08/21/2013 | steveelliott A new study from Denmark confirms what cannabis advocates have said for years — marijuana is much safer than other substances when it comes to driving impairment. When it comes to driving under the influence, alcohol is still the most deadly drug. The results were published online in the scientific journal Accident Analysis & Prevention. They show that with a blood alcohol level of 1.2 g/L (0.12 percent BAC) or higher are 30 times more likely to get inRead More


Franklin County passes fifth temporary marijuana ban

Franklin County passes fifth temporary marijuana ban GEOFF FOLSOM | August 19, 2015 Franklin County commissioners approved their fifth temporary recreational marijuana business moratorium, but now say they will set the stage for a permanent ban. Commissioners said in February they wanted to wait and see what the state Legislature did to share more money from state-sanctioned marijuana sales with local governments. But they said Wednesday that what was approved wasn’t nearly enough to convince them to consider allowing marijuana businesses in the unincorporated county. Franklin County passes fifth temporary marijuana ban


Oregon requires in-state residency for medical marijuana growers and patients

Oregon requires in-state residency for medical marijuana growers and patients Noelle Crombie | August 19, 2015 For years, Oregon held the distinction of being the only state to issue medical marijuana cards to patients who lived out of state. But starting next year, out-of-staters are out of luck when it comes to obtaining an Oregon medical marijuana card. Beginning Jan. 1, the Oregon Health Authority will stop issuing cards to patients without Oregon addresses. The rule is a response to a law passed this year by the Legislature requiring in-state residency. Oregon requires in-state residencyRead More


Women in Weed: How Legal Marijuana Could Be the First Billion-Dollar Industry Not Dominated by Men

Women in Weed: How Legal Marijuana Could Be the First Billion-Dollar Industry Not Dominated by Men GOGO LIDZ | AUGUST 20, 2015 In Washington, Greta Carter says she’s the mom with the most mother plants and the most lucrative female flowering crops of any legal pot farm in her state. A former Citibank vice president and mother of five, Carter is just a little bit country: She has a gap-toothed smile and a shaggy platinum bob the same hue as Dolly Parton’s. Of the 2,400 people who applied for the firstRead More


Oregon releases draft recreational marijuana rules

Oregon releases draft recreational marijuana rules Associated Press | Aug 19, 2015 PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon public health officials have released draft rules for medical marijuana dispensaries selling legal recreational pot. The Oregon Health Authority’s rules limit the type of marijuana products sold as of October 1 to seeds, dried leaves and flowers and plants that are not flowering. As expected, edibles won’t be sold to recreational users at medical marijuana dispensaries. Oregon releases draft recreational marijuana rules


Marijuana Conviction Overturned By Colorado Appeals Court

Marijuana Conviction Overturned By Colorado Appeals Court Matt Ferner | 08/19/2015 A state appeals court has overturned the marijuana conviction of a Colorado woman who was sentenced and convicted for marijuana possession just days after voters approved a measure legalizing recreational marijuana in the state almost three years ago — retroactively applying the law to her case. Citing a decision in a previous case, the appeals court ruled that convicted criminal defendants should receive “benefit of amendatory legislation which became effective at any time before the conviction became final on appeal,” theRead More


Oregon Marijuana and the “Local Option” — May You Live in Interesting Times

Oregon Marijuana and the “Local Option” — May You Live in Interesting Times Vince Sliwoski | August 19, 2015 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 a given Oregon city or county can opt out. These are best understood as: (1) what type of marijuana related activities the city or county is trying to proscribe; and (2) whether the city or county voted 55%Read More