The Oregon Growers Association is hosting a free legislative update on Wednesday February 25, from 3-5 pm, at the World Trade Center in downtown Portland. The Oregon Legislature is in session, holding hearings and preparing to vote on a number of bills that could have major implications for cannabis growers.
Cannabis industry organizations can take a number of forms, the most common of which are PACs and trade associations. PACs lobby and work to influence legislation and regulations. Trade associations help connect members of an industry, providing opportunities for professional development, continuing education and the development of best practices.
With the recreational marijuana industry taking root in two states last year and poised for further expansion into new markets, a great deal of attention is being paid to the relationship between medical and adult-use cannabis.
Business owners, lawmakers, regulators and patients are asking tough questions about how taxed, licensed cannabis companies
The American Academy of Pediatrics came out this week in favor of moving marijuana from Schedule 1, a category limited to drugs with no known or potential therapeutic effect, to Schedule 2. The change would make it easier to research the therapeutic effects of cannabis.
Seth Ammerman, a clinical professor in
At Pure Green, patient education is one of our top priorities. From our free Marijuana is Medicine lectures to our thoroughly knowledgeable staff, Pure Green has gained a reputation as the place to come learn about cannabis. Last November, I spoke at a national industry event about the importance of
In the last post, we looked at the needs of medical marijuana patients and recreational marijuana users to see where their needs align and where they differ. Once that is established, the next step is to create a system that meets the needs of both. Such a system should account
We have heard a lot lately about the relationship between medical and recreational cannabis. While Measure 91 explicitly left the medical system unchanged, the legislature is free to alter it as it sees fit and we can expect to see some changes in the medical system. But questions abound about
Last year, a group of Oregon cannabis growers, including Pure Green owners Matt and Meghan Walstatter, formed the Oregon Grower's PAC. The PAC's mission is to help cannabis growers engage with the legislative and rulemaking processes that will create the regulatory framework for the cannabis industry. Our membership includes cannabis
When many people think of the cannabis industry, they conjure images of long hair and dreadlocks, smoke billowing out of car windows, and unprepared stoners rolling into meetings hours late.
Those of us who operate differently are often hampered by this stereotype, and it arises in large part from misinformation born
One of the most exciting aspects of marijuana legalization involves new research into all aspects of the production and use of cannabis. For the last 80 years, marijuana research in the U.S. was primarily an underground affair. People experimented with new ways to grow or new medical preparations. But because
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