Oregon Reacts to the Vaping Illness Outbreak After 29 deaths and 1,299 reported illnesses related to vaping, Oregon is among many states taking steps to restrict the additives allowed in vaping cartridges. Gov. Kate Brown advised that the “safest option for Oregonians right now is to not use vaping products of any kind,” and the…

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The text of this article was originally published in the Argent Communications Group’s Cannabis Law and Regulation Reporter. It is reprinted here with permission. Hemp is Legal, Why is Banking Still Hard? THE AGRICULTURE IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2018 AND ITS IMPACT ON THE STATE OF ‘HEMP BANKING’  In December 2019, the federal Agriculture Improvement Act…

The FDA’s regulation of the CBD market has taken its toll on a heavy hitter in the marketplace. Curaleaf, which is sold in CVS Health stores, was issued a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration over health claims made by the company. According to CBS News, Curaleaf is working to remedy issues raised in the FDA…

The text of this article was originally published in the Argent Communications Group’s Cannabis Law and Regulation Reporter. It is reprinted here with permission. The Complex Policies of Oregon Recreational Cannabis Financial Interests Rules The OLCC’s Responsibility to Oversee Financial Interests in its Licensees One of the primary responsibilities of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s…

The text of this article was originally published in the June 2019 edition of the Argent Communications Group’s Cannabis Law and Regulation Reporter. It is reprinted here with permission. WASHINGTON SENATE BILL LOOKS TO EDUCATION AND COMPLIANCE OVER PUNISHMENT FOR CANNABIS RETAILERS WHO RUN AFOUL OF STATE’S REGULATORY STRUCTURE Compliance with Washington State’s regulatory structure…

The state of Oregon is rich with history surrounding cannabis. After its longtime prohibition, Oregon was the first state to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis, a huge stepping stone in the massive cannabis industry we see today. In 1998, Oregon passed Ballot Measure 67, one of the first ballot measures in the…

This article first appeared in The Stranger, written by Lester Black.  Ten Washington Lawmakers Claim Liquor and Cannabis Board Has a “Toxic Culture” The bipartisan group is calling on Governor Inslee to rescind the nomination of an agency board member. Washington’s weed regulator is in hot water after a bipartisan group of ten state lawmakers…

A bipartisan bill aimed at “reforming the compliance and enforcement provisions for marijuana licensees” in Washington passed through committee with a “Do Pass” recommendation. HB 1237-S has yet to be scheduled for a vote. If it does pass in its current form, it will usher in sweeping enforcement and penalty changes for Washington’s legal cannabis…

Idaho State Police seized nearly 7,000 pounds of what they are calling “illicit marijuana” from a truck shipping the crop from Oregon to Colorado. Idaho isn’t a legal cannabis state, so makes sense…right? Well, not so fast. This story gets a little more complicated. The truck’s bill of landing referred to the shipment as industrial…