Oregon Cannabis & Hemp News

03/27/2020 - 12:09pm
Most Americans Want Medical Cannabis Dispensaries to Stay Open During Lockdown
(Alcohol, Arizona, California, Cannabis, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Legalization, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Mexico, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, United States, Washington, Dispensaries) Most Americans believe that states should not restrict access to legal medical cannabis during “shelter-in-place” measures, according to a new poll . The poll , conducted by YouGov earlier this week, asked nearly 5,400 Americans whether medical marijuana dispensaries should be considered “essential services” or not. Slightly over half (53 percent) of all respondents agreed that access to medical marijuana was essential, and only 26 percent said that dispensaries should not be considered essential. A further 21 percent were undecided on the matter. As is often the case with cannabis-related polls , younger and more liberal respondents were more likely to be in favor of keeping dispensaries open. Between 54 and 59 percent of respondents between the ages of 18 and 54 agreed that medical marijuana is an essential service, but only 47 percent of those over 55 felt the same way. Democrats were also more likely (62 percent) to agree than independents (52 percent) or Republicans (43 percent...
https://merryjane.com/news/most-americans-want-medical-cannabis-dispensaries-to-…
03/26/2020 - 8:27pm
‘We’ve been having 4/20 every day’: Oregon pot shops see spike in business with new curbside delivery - KGW.com
(Oregon, United States) ‘We’ve been having 4/20 every day’: Oregon pot shops see spike in business with new curbside delivery KGW.com
https://www.kgw.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/weve-been-having-420-every-d…
03/26/2020 - 4:56pm
High Times - Oregon Business
(Oregon, United States) High Times Oregon Business
https://www.oregonbusiness.com/article/cannabis/item/19020-high-times
03/26/2020 - 4:45pm
CGC
Cannabis Regulators Respond to Coronavirus Concerns
(Arkansas, California, Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, CGC, Cleaning, Colorado, Compliance, Connecticut, Consultations, Facilities, Food, Growers, Hawaii, Hemp, Illinois, Iowa, Management, Maryland, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Mexico, Michigan, Missouri, Monitoring, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Processing, Production, Regulations, Testing, Tracking, Training, United States, Utah, Washington, Industrial Hemp, Licensee, Dispensaries, Cultivation) Editor’s note: this story was originally published on March 19 and was most recently updated on March 26. We’ll continue to update as regulators announce new policies. So far, during the COVID-19 pandemic, cannabis sales are through the roof as consumers stock up in anticipation of supply chain disruption. But, despite this upswing, cannabis companies are bracing for impact. As Cannabis Wire reported this week, a dilemma has hit the nascent industry: to close or not to close? Already, Canopy Growth chose to close nearly two dozen shops in Canada, and we’re tracking how other companies are reacting. But what happens in the case of forced closures? Cannabis regulators will have to weigh tough decisions in the coming days as businesses, from gyms to bowling alleys to bars, are asked to close as part of broader efforts to contain the spread of the virus. (While Canadian consumers can legally order cannabis online, should closures occur, changes are taking place north of the border. On...
https://cannabiswire.com/2020/03/26/cannabis-regulators-respond-to-coronavirus-c…
03/26/2020 - 4:22pm
Arizona Marijuana Activists Have More Than Enough Signatures To Put Legalization On Ballot, They Say
(Arizona, California, Cannabis, Law, Legalization, Oregon, Recreational, United States, Washington, Recreational Cannabis) At a time when drug policy reform campaigns across the country are suspending efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic, marijuana activists in Arizona say they’ve already collected more than enough signatures to qualify a legalization measure for the state’s November ballot. The Smart and Safe Arizona campaign to legalize cannabis for adult use said it has gathered more than 320,000 signatures—about 80,000 more than is required to make the ballot. “We’re confident that we’re over the number that we need,” Campaign Manager Stacy Pearson told Marijuana Moment in a phone interview on Thursday, adding that while the state only verifies signatures after they’re submitted, internal validation by the campaign signals that they’re well ahead of where they need to be to qualify the measure. In the meantime, the campaign is putting a pause on further signature collection, citing concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak. “We got started collecting signatures Labor Day last year so we’re in a position...
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/arizona-marijuana-activists-have-more-than-enoug…
03/26/2020 - 3:36pm
Oregon Drug Decriminalization And Treatment Campaign Impacted By Coronavirus
(California, Cannabis, Exploring, Legalization, Medical Marijuana, Nebraska, New York, Oregon, Recreational, South Dakota, United States, Washington) Another drug policy reform campaign has suspended signature gathering amid the coronavirus. This time, Oregon activists hoping to put a drug decriminalization and substance misuse treatment initiative on the state’s November ballot announced that they have ended in-person signature collections for the time being. But the campaign stressed there are other means for supportive voters to help qualify the measure. The Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act places an emphasis on expanding drug treatment programs through the use of funds derived from existing marijuana tax revenues. At the same time, it would promote treating drug addiction as a health issue by decriminalizing illegal substances. Low-level possession would instead be considered a civil infraction punishable by a maximum $100 fine and no jail time. Since signatures can’t be collected in person, the campaign is urging residents to visit their website, enter their contact information, download the petition and mail it back...
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/oregon-drug-decriminalization-and-treatment-camp…
03/26/2020 - 12:16pm
Psychedelics Advocates Fight to Keep Ballot Initiatives Alive During Pandemic
(California, Cannabis, Consulting, Legalization, Media, Medical Marijuana, Nebraska, New York, Oregon, Social Media, United States, Washington, Washington DC) Two major psychedelics reform advocacy groups in Oregon and California are struggling to keep their ballot initiatives alive amidst coronavirus quarantine. In Oregon, activists have been collecting signatures for the Psilocybin Services Initiative (IP34), a ballot measure to fully legalize psilocybin for psychedelic-assisted therapy. If passed, this initiative would allow licensed businesses to produce psilocybin mushrooms, which could be legally used by adults under medical supervision. Activists managed to collect nearly 128,000 signatures before “shelter-in-place” measures came into effect. Oregon only requires 112,020 valid signatures to place a measure on a general election ballot, but activists were hoping to collect an additional 15,000 signatures in order to ensure that their measure is a success. Before any measure can be approved, state officials must verify every single signature on the ballot, and in most cases, thousands of signatures are ruled as invalid. For this reason...
https://merryjane.com/news/psychedelics-advocates-fight-to-keep-ballot-initiativ…
03/26/2020 - 10:21am
Kentucky Hemp Company Argues COVID-19 Voids CBD Contract
(CBD, Hemp, Hemp Farming, Kentucky, Oregon, Processing, United States) In a lawsuit over breach of contract, a Kentucky hemp farming company is arguing that its agreement with an Oregon hemp processing company should be terminated because of the novel coronavirus .Third Wave Farms, headquartered in Mount Vernon, Ky., signed a contract with Canby, Ore.-based Pure Valley Solutions in May 2019 to act as a broker for Pure Valley’s winterized cannabidiol (CBD) oil. The contract required Third Wave to sell up to 5,000 liters of it, according to the lawsuit Third Wave Farms, LLC v. Pure Valley Solutions, LLC. In the contract, Third Wave also said it was still working to raise the $2 million it needed to fulfill its agreement. That contract quickly crumbled on both sides. According to the lawsuit, Pure Valley never had the capacity to make 5,000 liters of CBD oil, and the oil it did make didn’t meet the contract’s specifications. Meanwhile, Third Wave never raised its $2 million. Because both ends failed to meet their obligations, Third Wave said it believed the...
http://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/Article/third-wave-farms-argues-coronavirus…
03/26/2020 - 10:04am
What Is Salvia, and Is the Psychoactive Drug Still Legal?
(California, Events, Georgia, Guam, Law, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, United States, Virginia, West Virginia) If only salvia could speak, maybe we’d know what the hell happened after we smoked it. When people hear the term “salvia,” they may think of a number of things. Some will no doubt be immediately transported back to memorably awful college experiences. Others may fondly recall the popular (if questionably helpful) YouTube tutorials posted by Erik Hoffstad, who once taught us the joys of “Gardening on Salvia.” Unquestionably, there are also those who just remember that one time Miley Cyrus smoked some . To fully understand this plant, however, the first thing to know about Salvia divinorum is that people have been using it for at least hundreds of years. Indeed, in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico, Mazatec Indians have relied on Salvia divinorum for centuries. For them, this psychoactive herb from the mint family was given a place of honor at ceremonial events. Though the Mazatec prefer to extract the juice from crushed leaves to consume in a tea, other options for consumption include...
https://merryjane.com/culture/what-is-salvia-and-is-the-psychoactive-drug-still-…
03/26/2020 - 9:00am
Americans Want Medical Marijuana Dispensaries To Stay Open As ‘Essential Services,’ Poll Finds
(California, Cannabis, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Products, Recreational, South Dakota, United States, Washington, Dispensaries) A majority of Americans believe that medical cannabis dispensaries should be kept open as “essential services” amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new poll. The survey asked simply: “Do you believe medical marijuana dispensaries should or should not be considered essential services?” Fifty-three percent said the cannabis providers should be regarded as essential, 26 percent said they shouldn’t and 21 percent said they didn’t know. YouGov. As state governments across the country grapple with the COVID-19 outbreak, officials have had to make difficult decisions about which businesses are critical enough to remain open and which should be forced to temporarily shut down. In many states with legal cannabis—including California, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts and New Jersey—officials have determined that medical marijuana dispensaries are, in fact, essential services that can continue to operate. Many states have also given the “essential” designation to recreational...
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/americans-want-medical-marijuana-dispensaries-to…
03/26/2020 - 6:25am
GOP senator says cannabis firms aid coronavirus response (Newsletter: March 26, 2020)
(Alaska, California, Cannabis, CBN, Colorado, Connecticut, Food, Hemp, Legalization, Medical Marijuana, Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon, Products, Rhode Island, Science, Tracking, United States, Utah, Washington, Dispensaries, Cultivation) Mayor accidentally posts pic of marijuana vape?; OR psilocybin campaign hits COVID snag; NORML builds database of politician legalization positions Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. (function() { window.mc4wp = window.mc4wp || { listeners: [], forms: { on: function(evt, cb) { window.mc4wp.listeners.push( { event : evt, callback: cb } ); } } } })(); Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human: Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… This issue of Marijuana Moment, and our original reporting that is featured in it, are made possible by the generous support of 438 Patreon sponsors . Cannabis industry professionals receive valuable rewards for pledges of $25 and up. Check out the perks of being a sponsor on our Patreon page. https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) took to the Senate floor to...
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/gop-senator-says-cannabis-firms-aid-coronavirus-…
03/25/2020 - 12:17pm
Oregon COVID-19 Temporary Rules & Operational FAQ Available
(Oregon, United States) OREGON: The OLCC has produced a “living” FAQ document to address questions about the temporary rules allowing “curbside delivery” and other operational concerns and questions that licensees have been asking about. You can find the FAQ it on the OLCC COVID-19 Business Continuity Page. It will be updated as we receive additional questions.
https://mjnewsnetwork.com/legal/oregon-covid-19-temporary-rules-operational-faq-…
03/25/2020 - 10:54am
Oregon Campaign To Legalize Psilocybin Mushrooms For Therapeutic Use Hits Snag Amid Coronavirus
(California, Cannabis, Consulting, Medical Marijuana, Nebraska, New York, Oregon, Recreational, South Dakota, United States, Washington) A campaign to legalize psilocybin mushrooms for therapeutic purposes in Oregon is one of the latest drug policy reform efforts to say it’s hit a hitch amid the coronavirus outbreak. Activists have collected almost 128,000 signatures for the proposed initiative , which would allow individuals to access the psychedelic under medical supervision to aid in the treatment of mental health conditions. That raw total is more than the required number to qualify for the November ballot, but the campaign says it still wants to collect about 15,000 more signatures by July to be certain it has enough valid submissions to make the cut. Sam Chapman, campaign manager for the Psilocybin Services Initiative, said in a Facebook post on Tuesday that the group is “incredibly close” to making the ballot, but the pandemic “puts all of our progress in jeopardy.” In order to ensure that the initiative prevails under current circumstances, Chapman said the group is asking residents to fill out an electronic...
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/oregon-campaign-to-legalize-psilocybin-mushrooms…
03/25/2020 - 10:00am
Cannabis and Coronavirus: When is Contract Performance “Impossible” and Excused?
(Cannabis, Grower, Law, Manufacturing, Oregon, Recreational, United States) Last week, Vince Sliwoski wrote a post titled “ Cannabis and Coronavirus: What Your Business Should Do Right Now ” offering some high-level thoughts on how to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on cannabis businesses. One of the topics included reviewing contracts, regarding which Vince said: Pull these out and dust them off , whether it’s a lease, loan agreement, or a purchase order subject to “terms and conditions” that may be published on a vendor website. Look carefully for words and terms related to default on payment or performance obligations, including: “act of God”, “force majeure”, “excuse of obligations”, “frustration”, “impossibility”, “interruption” etc. At some point very soon, someone is going to tell you they cannot pay you because of something COVID-19 related, or you will be saying the same. (emphasis added). This post delves into the common law legal doctrine referred to as impossibility of performance, or the defense of impossibility. What is the defense of...
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cannalawblog/aogT/~3/mhmBXdL_jPM/
03/25/2020 - 9:58am
Agri-Dynamics, Inc.
Primo Nutraceuticals Inc. Provides Updates on Company via YouTube Channel
(Agri-Dynamics, Inc., Branding, Canada, Cannabis, CBD, Development, Distribution, Edibles, Events, Facilities, Growers, Growing, Hemp, Investing, Investors, Management, Nutraceuticals, Oregon, Partnerships, Processing, Production, Products, United States, Washington, Cultivation, Funding, Real Estate) Primo Nutraceuticals Inc. (CSE: PRMO , OTC:BUGVF, FSE:8BV, DEU:8BV, MUN:8BV, STU:8BV) (“Primo” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has developed its own YouTube channel to offer regular updates regarding the Company to its investors. To visit the YouTube channel, please go to: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfk8GiHUsLWpx3lw3b0Y-zw About Primo Nutraceuticals Primo Nutraceuticals Inc. (“Primo” or the “Company”) provides strategic capital to the thriving cannabis cultivation sector through ownership and development of commercial real estate and farm friendly properties. Primo is dedicated to funding the rapid growth in production, processing, retail and branding of cannabis and cannabis related products in Canada and the United States. Primo provides fully built out turnkey facilities equipped with state-of-the-art growing infrastructure to cannabis growers and processors. In addition to the Company’s flagship hemp project in Oregon State and the Greenhouse campus in...
https://investingnews.com/daily/cannabis-investing/primo-nutraceuticals-inc-prov…
03/25/2020 - 6:23am
Acreage Holdings ACRGF
Fed cannabis prosecutions decline legalization era (Newsletter: March 25, 2020)
(Acreage Holdings, ACRGF, Arkansas, Banking, Cannabis, CBD, Colorado, Extraction, Florida, Growing, Hawaii, Hemp, Law, Legalization, Maine, Manufacturing, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Mexico, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Packaging, Pennsylvania, Processing, Production, Products, Recreational, Rhode Island, Science, South Dakota, Tracking, United States, Washington, THC, Dispensaries, Cultivation, Funding) Small Biz Admin: No COVID aid for marijuana firms; Denver psilocybin panel sets decrim enforcement tracking; SD legalization campaign alters plan Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. (function() { window.mc4wp = window.mc4wp || { listeners: [], forms: { on: function(evt, cb) { window.mc4wp.listeners.push( { event : evt, callback: cb } ); } } } })(); Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human: Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… By starting a $10 per month pledge on Patreon —or about 45 cents per issue of this newsletter—you can help us rely less on ads to cover our expenses, hire more journalists and bring you even more marijuana news. https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW New data from the U.S. Sentencing Commission shows that federal prosecutions for marijuana trafficking continue to decline year over year...
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/fed-cannabis-prosecutions-decline-legalization-e…
03/24/2020 - 5:22pm
Denver Government Psilocybin Panel Sets Criteria To Track Decriminalization’s Impact
(California, Cannabis, Distribution, Law, Oregon, Research, Training, United States, Washington, Cultivation) The nation’s first government panel focused on psychedelics policy reform held its second meeting on the implementation of a Denver decriminalization law on Tuesday, reaching an agreement on law enforcement reporting criteria for activity related to psilocybin mushrooms. The Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Policy Review Panel was established last year after voters approved a ballot measure making the city the first in the U.S. to classify offenses related to the psychedelic fungus among the lowest law enforcement priorities . It held its first meeting last month, with city officials, law enforcement and advocates deciding on largely technical matters related to the policy’s enactment . This time around, the group made a significant decision about various factors that should be included in reports about enforcement of psilocybin laws as the city tracks implementation of the measure. The meeting was initially set to be held in-person, but plans shifted amid the coronavirus pandemic and the...
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/denver-government-psilocybin-panel-sets-criteria…
03/24/2020 - 4:57pm
Nutritional High International Inc., Freedom Energy Holdings, Inc. SPLIF, EXL
The Daily Hit: March 24, 2020
(Acquisition, California, Cannabis, CBD, Colorado, Connecticut, Distribution, EXL, Food, Freedom Energy Holdings, Inc., Growers, Hemp, Law, Manufacturing, Nevada, Nutritional High International Inc., Oregon, Products, Research, SPLIF, United States, Vertically Integrated, Washington, Dispensaries, Cultivation, Security) It’s time for your Daily Hit of cannabis financial news for March 24, 2020. On The Site Curaleaf Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) said it will acquire three Arrow Alternative Care (AAC) dispensaries in the state of Connecticut. AAC operates three out of 18 total stores currently operational in the state. Its first store opened in Hartford in 2014, the second in Milford in 2017, and the Stamford store opened its doors in January 2020. Curaleaf is already one of four licensed growers in Connecticut and currently operates a 60,000 square foot cultivation facility in Simsbury that provides high-quality cannabis products to over 40,000 patients throughout the state. The acquisition will now allow Curaleaf to be vertically integrated, providing products to the patients directly as well as through existing wholesale channels. DEA Late last week, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Department of Justice announced action to further expand opportunities for...
https://www.greenmarketreport.com/the-daily-hit-march-24-2020/
03/24/2020 - 3:12pm
MJ Holdings, MJ Holdings, Inc., Terra Tech Corp, Cresco Labs MJNE, TRTC, CRLBF
In Midst of Coronavirus Outbreak, Cannabis Businesses Are Declared ‘Essential’
(Arizona, California, Cannabis, China, Cleaning, Connecticut, Cresco Labs, CRLBF, Delaware, Facilities, Food, Grower, Growing, Hemp, Italy, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Media, Medical Marijuana, Mexico, MJ Holdings, MJ Holdings, Inc., MJNE, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Products, Recreational, Regulations, Terra Tech Corp, TRTC, United States, Washington, Dispensaries, Retail Sales) Editor's note: This story was last updated March 26 to reflect responses from Delaware and Louisiana.As COVID-19 continues permeating all aspects of daily life, a growing number of municipalities in the U.S. are opting to impose quarantine mandates and shut down all non-essential businesses to slow the virus spreading.Some entities, like police departments and pharmacies, are obvious in their need to remain open. But the shutdowns have prompted perhaps an unexpected question amid the coronavirus chaos: Are medical marijuana operations considered “essential” in this new public arena? For many areas across the U.S., the answer is a resounding “yes.”Over in San Francisco, though, that wasn’t always the case. All seven counties in the Bay Area of California implemented a shelter-in-place order March 16. The order, which is in place until at least April 7, included a list of essential services that could remain open but left room for interpretation regarding other businesses, including...
http://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/Article/coronavirus-outbreak-cannabis-busin…
03/24/2020 - 2:00pm
Budweiser and Hennessy Makers Are Donating Tons of Booze to Make Hand Sanitizer
(Alcohol, Australia, Brazil, Connecticut, Containers, Growing, India, Italy, Kenya, Manufacturer, Oregon, Products, United States) On Monday, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Diageo, the makers of Budweiser beer and Hennessy cognac, respectively, joined forces to donate millions of liters of alcohol — or over 700 tons — around the world for crafting disinfectants and hand sanitizers. Commercial sanitizers have become rare, valuable commodities during the coronavirus pandemic — especially in the US, where Americans continue to panic-buy and hoard supplies in preparation for the viral outbreak to get worse. “This is the quickest and most effective way for us to meet the surging demand for hand sanitizer around the world,” Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes said in a statement, according to Reuters . The latest partnership of party suppliers indicates that private enterprises are stepping up to address shortcomings that governments still have yet to resolve. Anheuser-Busch, headquartered in the US, is the world’s largest beer manufacturer. The company produces Beck’s, Stella Artois, Bass Pale Ale, Busch Beer, Michelob, and Natural...
https://merryjane.com/news/budweiser-and-hennessy-makers-are-donating-tons-of-bo…
03/24/2020 - 12:42pm
Claims That CBD Can Kill Coronavirus Are Fake News, NORML Warns
(Advertising, Alcohol, Canada, Cannabis, CBD, Food, Idaho, Loans, Media, Oils, Oregon, Pesticide, Products, Research, Social Media, United States, Websites) Image via As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread throughout the country, several CBD companies are claiming that their products can help fight this deadly virus, but renowned cannabis advocacy group NORML is warning people not to believe the hype . Last week, thousands of Americans received text messages promoting a fake Fox News article claiming that CBD oil can effectively cure coronavirus infections. This article included links to other fake websites offering CBD oils or gummies, face masks, and payday loans. Meanwhile, dozens more fake news posts claiming that cannabis can kill the novel coronavirus are circulating on social media. Several unscrupulous CBD manufacturers are also taking advantage of the current climate of fear to help sell their products. Earlier this month, the US Food and Drug Administration and Federal Trade Commission sent a joint warning letter to Idaho-based Herbal Army, which has reportedly been selling CBD and herbal tinctures as a coronavirus...
https://merryjane.com/news/claims-that-cbd-can-kill-coronavirus-are-fake-news-no…
03/24/2020 - 9:54am
Agri-Dynamics, Inc.
Primo Nutraceuticals Inc., COVID-19 Preparedness And Support Commitment To Join Forces With Celebrity Driven Brand Beauty Kitchen To Produce A Hand Sanitizer
(Agri-Dynamics, Inc., Branding, Canada, Cannabis, CBD, Celebrities, Cosmetics, Development, Distribution, Edibles, Events, Facilities, Growers, Growing, Hemp, Investing, Management, Manufacturing, Media, New York, Nutraceuticals, Oregon, Partnerships, Processing, Production, Products, Social Media, United States, Washington, Cultivation, Funding, Real Estate) Primo Nutraceuticals Inc. (CSE: PRMO ) (OTC:BUGVF) (FSE:8BV) (DEU:8BV) (MUN:8BV) (STU:8BV) (“Primo” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has signed a production order with Celebrity Driven Brand Beauty Kitchen to provide a free non-hydroalcoholic gel to local communities after fears of hand sanitizer shortages. As the impact of COVID-19 is felt across the globe, and with the reported cases of the corona virus spreading rapidly across Canada and the US, Primo Nutraceuticals feel it is our obligation, as corporate citizens, to address every aspect of our operations with the goal of ensuring that our workplace has proper business protocols in place for business to continue; and that our business community, friends, family and the public at large are safe guarded. We are proud to introduce a line of hand sanitizers in collaboration with Beauty Kitchen to help mitigate the spread of germs in our communities. The directors of Primo are passionate about wanting to help their...
https://investingnews.com/daily/cannabis-investing/primo-nutraceuticals-inc.covi…
03/24/2020 - 8:30am
Curaleaf Acquires Connecticut’s Arrow Alternative Care Dispensaries
(Acquisition, Arizona, Cannabis, Connecticut, Florida, Growers, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Products, United States, Vertical Integration, Vertical Integration, Vertically Integrated, Dispensaries, Cultivation) Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) said it will acquire three Arrow Alternative Care (AAC) dispensaries in the state of Connecticut. AAC operates three out of 18 total stores currently operational in the state. Its first store opened in Hartford in 2014, the second in Milford in 2017, and the Stamford store opened its doors in January 2020. Curaleaf is already one of four licensed growers in Connecticut and currently operates a 60,000 square foot cultivation facility in Simsbury that provides high-quality cannabis products to over 40,000 patients throughout the state. The acquisition will now allow Curaleaf to be vertically integrated, providing products to the patients directly as well as through existing wholesale channels. “Arrow Alternative Care’s stores are the gold standard of pharmacy-like operations in Connecticut. They have grown a large, dedicated patient base by providing exceptional service and quality products,” said Joe Lusardi, CEO of Curaleaf. “This...
https://www.greenmarketreport.com/curaleaf-receives-essential-service-designatio…
03/24/2020 - 8:30am
Out of Any State, Michigan Is Tweeting the Most About Weed During Coronavirus
(California, Cannabis, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Media, Michigan, Oregon, Recreational, Social Media, Software, Texas, United States, Dispensaries) As cities across the country continue to enact shelter-in-place measures and social distancing guidelines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, legal weed dispensaries from California to Massachusetts have seen huge lines and skyrocketing sales . But once cannabis users are back home, one state in particular has seen a higher bump in pot posts on social media. According to MLive , a new social media study from the health blog bodynutrition.org found that Michigan residents have posted the most cannabis photos, slang, jokes, and general 420-friendly banter since the coronavirus quarantines started. Researchers used trends software to track geotagged Twitter posts about weed and weed-related terms, and found more than 200,000 tweets from the Wolverine State since March 1st. These included hashtags and usage of phrases like "smoke weed," as well as other sativa-friendly semantics. Michigan’s adult-use cannabis dispensaries didn’t open for business until December of last year , but in the...
https://merryjane.com/news/out-of-any-state-michigan-is-tweeting-the-most-about-…
03/24/2020 - 6:25am
OrganiGram Inc OGRMF
Feds consider standard THC dose for cannabis products (Newsletter: March 24, 2020)
(Arizona, Cannabis, CBD, Colorado, Connecticut, Facilities, Florida, Hawaii, Hemp, Iowa, Legalization, Maine, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, OGRMF, Ohio, Oregon, OrganiGram Inc, Processing, Production, Products, Recreational, Research, Science, Tracking, United States, Washington, THC, Dispensaries) Coronavirus crisis shows marijuana is ‘essential’; DEA says it’s not responsible for low-quality cannabis; NY gov reiterates he wants legalization Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. (function() { window.mc4wp = window.mc4wp || { listeners: [], forms: { on: function(evt, cb) { window.mc4wp.listeners.push( { event : evt, callback: cb } ); } } } })(); Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human: Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… By starting a $10 per month pledge on Patreon —or about 45 cents per issue of this newsletter—you can help us rely less on ads to cover our expenses, hire more journalists and bring you even more marijuana news. https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW The coronavirus crisis has demonstrated more clearly than ever before that marijuana is mainstream as state after state deems legal...
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/feds-consider-standard-thc-dose-for-cannabis-pro…
03/23/2020 - 8:49pm
Oregon – OLLCC: Social Distancing Policies for Marijuana and Liquor Businesses
(Cannabis, Oregon, United States) March 23, 2020 Social Distancing Policies for Marijuana and Liquor Businesses Effective Immediately per Executive Order 20-12 Per Governor Brown’s Executive Order 20-12 on March 23, 2020, all cannabis and liquor businesses must designate an employee or officer to establish, implement, and enforce social distancing policies, consistent with guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. This is effective immediately. **Stores will remain open for business as long as they comply with the Executive Order. Please designate an employee or officer and develop a plan to implement and enforce social distancing policies. The guidelines are listed in part 6 of the Executive Order. Executive Order 20-12 Oregon Guidance for Employers on COVID-19
https://cannabislaw.report/oregon-ollcc-social-distancing-policies-for-marijuana…
03/23/2020 - 8:05pm
Recreational marijuana shop opens near University of Michigan
(Cannabis, Facilities, Michigan, Oregon, Production, Recreational, United States) 3/13/20–High Profile, a new retailer serving recreational and medicinal marijuana, is open near the University of Michigan. Brothers and UM alumni Ankur and Vishal Rungta, and their friend, Joel Ruggiero, started the umbrella company C3 Industries in 2016 to produce marijuana in its 35,000-square-foot production facilities in Oregon and Webberville, Michigan. Read
https://themarijuanareport.org/recreational-marijuana-shop-opens-near-university…
03/23/2020 - 6:04pm
Oregon allows marijuana curbside deliveries
(Cannabis, Oregon, United States) Oregon marijuana regulators on Monday approved a temporary rule that allows licensed cannabis retailers to conduct limited transactions outside of their brick-and-mortar buildings. Under the interim rule – an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus – the state’s marijuana businesses will be allowed to deliver product to a customer within 150 feet of […] Oregon allows marijuana curbside deliveries is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
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03/23/2020 - 4:39pm
How Oregon coronavirus outbreak affects marijuana: Retailers can sell pot curbside for now - OregonLive
(Cannabis, Oregon, United States) How Oregon coronavirus outbreak affects marijuana: Retailers can sell pot curbside for now OregonLive
https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/2020/03/oregon-licensed-marijuana-retaile…
03/23/2020 - 3:12pm
Oregon, Pennsylvania Relax Cannabis Rules As Nevada Closes Storefront Dispensaries
(Cannabis, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Regulations, United States, Dispensaries) Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, states are reconsidering certain cannabis business regulations.
https://hightimes.com/health/oregon-pennsylvania-relax-cannabis-rules-nevada-clo…
03/23/2020 - 1:23pm
Oregon Cannabis Dispensaries Now Allowed to Offer Curbside Pickup - The Portland Mercury
(Cannabis, Oregon, United States, Dispensaries) Oregon Cannabis Dispensaries Now Allowed to Offer Curbside Pickup The Portland Mercury
https://www.portlandmercury.com/blogtown/2020/03/23/28186115/oregon-cannabis-dis…
03/23/2020 - 12:41pm
Oregon licensed marijuana retailers can sell pot curbside under new temporary rule
(Cannabis, Oregon, United States) The rule permits retail licensees to take orders and deliver marijuana to a customer who is outside and within 150 feet of the retailer's licensed premises.
https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/2020/03/oregon-licensed-marijuana-retaile…
03/23/2020 - 12:21pm
Oregon Marijuana Retail Licensees Allowed to Provide Curbside Delivery - Cannabis Dispensary
(Cannabis, Oregon, United States) Oregon Marijuana Retail Licensees Allowed to Provide Curbside Delivery Cannabis Dispensary
https://www.cannabisdispensarymag.com/oregon-marijuana-retail-licensees-allowed-…
03/23/2020 - 10:29am
Oregon Marijuana Retail Licensees Allowed To Provide Curbside Delivery
(Cannabis, Oregon, United States) Temporary Rule Aligns With Governor’s Executive Order to Promote Social Distancing OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved a temporary rule that supports social distancing to promote prevention of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, by allowing licensed marijuana retailers to conduct limited transactions outside their licensed premises. The action will permit retail licensees to Read the full article...
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03/23/2020 - 10:00am
FREE Webinar This Thursday, 3/26: We Answer Your Cannabis Coronavirus Questions
(Cannabis, Compliance, Investors, Oregon, Regulatory Compliance, United States) COVID-19 has affected almost every aspect of American life, including the business and financial sectors. The cannabis industry is no exception. Many questions still loom for cannabis businesses and investors during this uncertain time. Examples include: regulatory compliance the ability to stay open (and what constitutes an “essential business”) contract enforceability employment issues local, state, and federal government action industry trends and forecasting To alleviate your concerns and to educate you on how to take care of your business and its employees, veteran cannabis business attorney Vince Sliwoski (Portland, Oregon) will conduct a cannabis coronavirus Q & A session via webinar on Thursday, March 26th from 12pm to 1pm PDT. This Q & A presentation is free to attend and we encourage all attendees to submit questions in advance while registering. Vince will answer as many as possible during the lunch hour. To register for this webinar, SIGN UP HERE . We sincerely...
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03/23/2020 - 9:51am
Oregon allows 'curbside' cannabis and spirits pickup as social-distancing move - New York Business Journal
(Cannabis, New York, Oregon, United States) Oregon allows 'curbside' cannabis and spirits pickup as social-distancing move New York Business Journal
https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2020/03/23/oregon-allows-curbside-cann…
03/22/2020 - 10:23pm
Marijuana Retail Licensees Allowed to Provide Curbside Delivery
(Alcohol, Cannabis, Media, Oregon, United States) March 22, 2020 Temporary Rule Aligns With Governor’s Executive Order to Promote Social Distancing Portland, OR — Today the Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved a temporary rule that supports social distancing to promote prevention of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, by allowing licensed marijuana retailers to conduct limited transactions outside their licensed premises. The action will permit retail licensees to take orders and deliver product from the retail store to a person who is outside of the store and within 150 feet of the retailer’s licensed premises. At an emergency meeting to consider temporary rules impacting the business activity of OLCC licensees in the alcohol and marijuana industry, the Commission took its action to promote social distancing in the wake of the COVID-19 virus. The Commission’s action aligns with the Governor’s Executive Order that prohibits public gatherings of 25 people or more, and encourages people to distance themselves by at least 3 feet...
https://cannabislaw.report/marijuana-retail-licensees-allowed-to-provide-curbsid…
03/22/2020 - 10:00am
Hemp CBD Across State Lines: Rhode Island
(Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Cannabis, CBD, Colorado, Compliance, Connecticut, Cosmetics, Delaware, Distributor, Florida, Food, Foods, Georgia, Growers, Growing, Hawaii, Hemp, Hemp Products, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Law, Louisiana, Maine, Manufacture, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Production, Products, Puerto Rico, Regulations, Rhode Island, Seed Oil, Supplements, United States, Vaporizers, Extracts, Cultivation, Retail Sales) The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 ( 2018 Farm Bill ) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill gives the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulatory authority over hemp cultivation at the federal level. In turn, states have the option to maintain primary regulatory authority over the crop cultivated within their borders by submitting a plan to the USDA. This federal and state interplay has resulted in many legislative and regulatory changes at the state level. Indeed, most states have introduced (and adopted) bills that would authorize the commercial production of hemp within their borders. A smaller but growing number of states also regulate the sale of products derived from hemp. In light of these legislative changes, we are presenting a 50-state series analyzing how each jurisdiction treats hemp-...
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03/21/2020 - 4:38am
Oregon: ORCA Special Coronavirus Update – 3/20/20
(Cannabis, Oregon, Production, Regulations, United States) Dear ORCA members and Oregon’s cannabis community, The ORCA team, industry groups, cannabis lawyers and others have come together to draft a petition to the OLCC meant to promote safe access to cannabis throughout the COVID-19 crisis and we need your signatures . Most importantly, the letter advocates that cannabis production and sale be considered an essential business activity and allowed to continue in the event of a shelter-in-place order. We also make a number suggestions for proposed temporary rule changes to ensure public safety and continued access, namely: 1) Allow retail licensees to make home deliveries once they have submitted the OLCC home delivery form, without waiting for approval; 2) Allow retail licensees to make drive-up and walk-up sales and to exempt from pre-approval any premises changes that are made to enhance health and safety; 3) Allow retail licensees to make curbside delivery to customers who have pre-ordered; 4) Normalize delivery regulations to facilitate...
https://cannabislaw.report/oregon-orca-special-coronavirus-update-3-20-20/
03/20/2020 - 11:49pm
Oregon Announcement: OLCC Cutting Red Tape for Marijuana Licensees
(Alcohol, Beverage, Cannabis, Compliance, Food, Oregon, Tracking, United States, Wine) Here is their full release March 20, 2020 Actions Designed to Provide Economic Relief and Business Opportunity in Face of Covid-19 Hardships Portland, OR — Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and measures to prevent its spread put into place by Oregon’s Governor and public health officials, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) has made a number of significant changes to provide greater flexibility to the industries we regulate. The changes including enacting temporary rules, licensing process changes, and waiving certain fees connected with business and licensing transactions. The information and documents explaining these changes and other documentation can be found on OLCC’s website, on a dedicated Covid-19 Business Continuity page that focus on OLCC’s response to the coronavirus in three key areas: liquor licensing and compliance, marijuana licensing and compliance, bottle bill and beverage container redemption center. Here is a summary of the agency’s actions to date...
https://cannabislaw.report/oregon-announcement-olcc-cutting-red-tape-for-marijua…
03/20/2020 - 6:30pm
Cannabis retailers flourish and fret in the time of coronavirus
(Cannabis, Oregon, United States) Four-twenty, the annual cannabis “holiday” that brings big business, came early this year in Oregon, as consumers responded to the coronavirus ...
https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2020/03/20/cannabis-retailers-flourish…
03/20/2020 - 5:36pm
The cannabis industry asks Oregon Governor Kate Brown to deem it an ‘essential business’ - Raw Story
(Cannabis, Oregon, United States) The cannabis industry asks Oregon Governor Kate Brown to deem it an ‘essential business’ Raw Story
https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/the-cannabis-industry-asks-oregon-governor-kate…
03/20/2020 - 12:39pm
Green Leaf Laboratory Gets First ISO 17025:2017 Accreditation in Oregon
(Cannabis, Oregon, Science, Testing, United States) The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) published a press release yesterday announcing the accreditation of Green Leaf Laboratory, a cannabis testing lab based in Portland, Oregon. According to that press release, they are the first cannabis testing lab in the state of Oregon to achieve the ISO 17025:2017 accreditation. Rowshan Reordan, founder of Green Leaf Laboratory, says they have been a leader in the cannabis market since for more than nine years, since their launch in 2011. “Receiving our ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, in addition to required state accreditation, affirms our commitment to quality science and leadership in this industry,” says Reordan. “Working with A2LA and being recognized as the first A2LA accredited laboratory in Oregon has been a great experience. We appreciated the thoroughness in their accreditation process and their commitment to excellence. We look forward to a successful future with A2LA and continuing our commitment to leadership and...
https://cannabisindustryjournal.com/news_article/green-leaf-laboratory-gets-firs…
03/20/2020 - 11:42am
Oregon Delivery, Curbside Pickup Rules Eased To Help During COVID-19 Crisis
(Oregon, United States) Applications Prioritized, Temporary Action Eases Delivery Requirements OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission took action designed to ease the economic hardship faced by the hospitality industry as result of public health mandates to help stop the spread of the novel infectious coronavirus (COVID-19). The Commission’s action relaxes some of the requirements relating to delivery of Read the full article...
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03/20/2020 - 11:19am
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How Can You Access Legal Weed via Delivery (or Otherwise) During Coronavirus?
(Alaska, California, Cannabis, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, JUSHF, Jushi, Maine, Manufacturing, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Michigan, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Organic, Pennsylvania, Products, Recreational, Regulations, United States, Vermont, Washington, Dispensaries, Recreational Cannabis, Cultivation) At 6pm on Monday, March 16th, the line of patients waiting to purchase cannabis at a popular Berkeley, California dispensary stretched 40 people deep . Normally, such a sight would be cause for celebration, but in the midst of a global pandemic , the optics were a snapshot of the issues faced by cannabis operators in a time of self-quarantine. By the following day, the neighboring city of San Francisco would be under a “shelter in place” order, requiring all residents to stay indoors except for certain, “essential” activities. Likewise, businesses were instructed to close, not including vital services like restaurants, pharmacies, and grocery stores. Members of the cannabis industry and advocates alike vociferously protested the exclusion of cannabis as an “essential” service (and thus one which would be allowed to continue modified operations for the duration of the order). Eventually, San Francisco’s Department of Public Health relented, posting to Twitter that cannabis — both...
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03/20/2020 - 8:22am
Marijuana sales surge amid coronavirus outbreak
(Cannabis, Oregon, Recreational, United States) Recreational marijuana is legal in all five states. Sales were 75 percent higher than average in Oregon, with the spike registered on March 16. Headset ...
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/488588-marijuana-sales-surge-amid-coronavi…
03/20/2020 - 7:30am
Aleafia Health Inc., Acreage Holdings, Aleafia, Canopy Growth Corporation, CV Sciences, Tweed Marijuana Inc ACRGF, ALEAF, CGC, CVSI, TWMJF
Green Market Report’s Marijuana Money March 20, 2020
(Acreage Holdings, ACRGF, ALEAF, Aleafia, Aleafia Health Inc., California, Canada, Cannabis, Canopy Growth Corporation, CBD, CGC, CV Sciences, CVSI, Financing, Hemp, Nevada, Oregon, Products, Tweed Marijuana Inc, TWMJF, United States, Dispensaries) In some towns in California, cannabis was deemed an essential item allowing many dispensaries to remain open. If a dispensary didn’t have a drive-thru, then several got creative with online ordering and curbside service. Delivery companies were reporting they many quarantined people were taking advantage of the service. Sales have been strong at most places as consumers stocked up on cannabis supplies. Canopy Growth Corporation made the decision to temporarily close all corporate-owned Tokyo Smoke and Tweed retail locations across Canada. It is e-commerce only for now. There were some earnings this week. Hemp CBD company CV Sciences delivered total revenue of $53.7 million for the fiscal year 2019. During the fourth quarter of 2019, sales declined 34% to $9.4 million. CV Sciences said that it expects revenue to drop sequentially to the range of $6-8 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2020. Aleafia Health Inc. reported a 22% sequential increase in quarterly net cannabis revenue to...
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03/20/2020 - 12:52am
Medical Cannabis Getting A Free Pass During Covid
(Alcohol, Beverage, California, Canada, Cannabis, Colorado, Food, Law, Management, Media, Medical Marijuana, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Processing, Products, United States, Wine, Licensee, Dispensaries, Retail Sales, Security) We’ve already reported on Canada, San Francisco, Oregon & Amsterdam and medical cannabis dispensaries getting permission to stay open, the exemptions go wider. It’s almost as though it’s easier to buy medical cannabis during the lockdown than it was beforehand CALIFORNIA City of Sacramento Email Update Cannabis Services Considered Essential Services The Office of Cannabis Management has received assurances this afternoon from Sacramento County that cannabis services are considered medical/health related, and therefore essential services under the March 19, 2020 Public Health Officer’s Order. For questions, please send us an email at cannabis@cityofsacramento.org PALM SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL TO RATIFY LOCAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION The Palm Springs City Council Thursday is expected to ratify a local emergency declaration issued last weekend aimed at curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus. The declaration, issued Saturday by City Manager David Ready, paved the way for a series of...
https://cannabislaw.report/medical-cannabis-getting-a-free-pass-during-covid/
03/19/2020 - 11:33pm
The Cannabis Industry Asks Gov. Kate Brown to Deem It an “Essential Business”
(Cannabis, Oregon, United States) Yesterday, the Oregon Cannabis Association, which represents more than 250 member companies, wrote to Gov. Kate Brown, beseeching her not to ...
https://www.wweek.com/news/2020/03/19/the-cannabis-industry-asks-gov-kate-brown-…
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