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Marijuana Legalization

Oregon Cannabis Stores Improve in Minor Decoy Checks

Oregon cannabis retail stores only successfully passed 81% of minor decoy checks conducted by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, the agency in charge of regulating the state’s burgeoning marijuana industry, but there’s good news this month as stores have improved up to 89%. While the previous 81% mark is better […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Oregon Cannabis Retailers Must Do a Better Job of Checking IDs

Despite the recent move of Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind the Obama Administration’s Cole Memo, the cannabis legalization movement is stronger than it has ever been, with more bipartisan support and we continue to improve marijuana laws state by state, and even nation by nation. However, we must not […]

Cannabis Activism

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Has Made us Stronger

Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wants to Stifle the Cannabis Legalization Movement. He’s Only Made Us Stronger. “If you strike down the Cole Memo, we shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.” Attorney General Jeff Sessions was opposed by cannabis legalization supporters for good reason as he’s had […]

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Marijuana Events

Cannabis Czar Lori Ajax Interviewed Ahead Of The ICBC In San Francisco

Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you know that California just legalized cannabis commerce this year. California’s influence, with nearly 40 million people and the world’s 6th largest economy, virtually cannot be overstated in our fight to end the failed and harmful policy of marijuana prohibition. The world is watching and […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Earl Blumenauer Reacts to Medical Marijuana Protection Extension

Portland, Oregon, Congressman Earl Blumenauer has been one of Congress’ most prominent supporters of sensible cannabis laws, so it makes sense that the bipartisan amendment protecting medical marijuana patients and providers from federal prosecution bears his name, along with his California Republican counterpart Dana Rohrabacher. Patients can breathe a bit […]

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Cannabis Activism

Oregon Medical Marijuana Program Lives But Needs Changes

“The OMMP is dead.” “Wrong. Long live the OMMP!” If you are a member of the Oregon cannabis community, you have most likely heard people say, or post on social media, that the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) is dead. While some unnecessary laws and regulations have hurt the ability […]

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Cannabis Activism

Congressional Debt Deal Protects Medical Cannabis For Three Months

The cannabis community was rocked when the Republican-led House Rules Committee nonsensically prohibited a vote on the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment, and a whole host of other positive cannabis law reform measures. The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment, sponsored by Republican Dana Rohrabacher and Democrat Earl Blumenauer, protects state-legal medical marijuana patients and providers from […]

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Cannabis Activism

House GOP Blocks State Medical Cannabis Protections For Now

The decision certainly isn’t final, but it is distressing that the Republican House leadership is poised to block the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment that prevents the U.S. Justice Department from utilizing funds to investigate, arrest and prosecute medical cannabis providers complying with their state’s law. Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher is pressing his […]