Governor Kate Brown has signed two bills will make significant changes to Oregon’s recreational marijuana program.
A cannabis company in Portland, Oregon is the latest marijuana business to raise money for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Sanders has been the most outspoken in terms of marijuana reform, drawing support from all corners of the industry.
Nearly a fourth of Oregon's medical marijuana dispensaries selling the drug recreationally are not registered to pay taxes on those sales.
Bans, restrictions and government red tape in states that have legalized medical and recreational marijuana are, in many cases, undermining the industry, resulting in the continuation of an active and profitable black market. This was not meant to be.
Oregon is one of many US states that holds a biennial legislature - every two years. But like many of those states, they’ll declare an “emergency” and hold a short session in-between those two years.