Category: Local News

Portland’s Best-Selling CBD Topical Brand Expands into California Grocery Stores

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Expanded Distribution Allows Brand to Further the Mission of Offering Consumers High-Quality, Safe, Hemp-Based Topical Products Empower BodyCare, Oregon’s best-selling brand of CBD infused topicals, is proud to announce its line of hemp-based products are available this week throughout 516 of California’s Albertsons, Von’s, and Safeway stores. Customers throughout the state can […]

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Oregon Landlords Banned from Denying Housing to Those with Cannabis Convictions

Oregon’s lawmakers passed a housing bill that prevents landlords from discriminating against tenants over cannabis. Late last week, the state legislature approved SB 970, which bans landlords from denying housing to renters with prior, minor cannabis convictions. The bill also bans landlords from denying housing or evicting medical marijuana patients who comply with state laws. […]

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Farm Bill Contains Boost for Oregon Hemp Farmers

A massive federal farming and agriculture bill that’s nearing final approval could provide additional funding for Oregon Hemp farmers and thinning efforts in Central Oregon’s most famous forest, while providing a boost to the region’s burgeoning hemp industry. On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted 87-13 to approve a sweeping 800-page, $867 billion farm bill that […]

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Virginia Approves CBD for Patients

The Virginia Senate voted unanimously Monday to pass the Joint Commission on Health Care bill SB 726, which will let Virginia doctors recommend the use of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil for the treatment of any diagnosed condition or disease. This comes on the heels of Friday’s unanimous passing of the companion bill, HB 1251, in the Virginia […]

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U.S. Attorney Billy Williams Targets Oregon Marijuana “Overproduction”

U.S. Attorney Billy Williams said the state of Oregon has a “significant overproduction” problem and that he would prioritize enforcement of overproduction, interstate trafficking, organized crime and cases involving underage marijuana use and environmental damage from illicit pot farms. The comments, which echoed those he made earlier this year, were included in a memo that […]

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2018 Cultivation Classic Winners

As you enter Revolution Hall, you become extremely aware of how many terrific companies and innovative leaders there are in the Oregon cannabis industry. Once cannabis was legalized for Oregonians in 2015, Rep. Earl Blumenauer wanted to showcase Oregon farms and cultivators as the nation’s best place for clean, craft cannabis. This idea became the […]

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Cannabis Market Expected to Reach $25 Billion by 2025

A new report by cannabis statistic firm New Frontier Data, which will be released in May, indicates that the marijuana industry in the United States will only continue to prosper into the next decade. “New Frontier Data, the authority in data, analytics and business intelligence in the cannabis industry, has refined our market projections for […]

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