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Salem-News.com (Jan-10-2018 13:20)

Many Pot Shops Across Oregon Fail to Stop Sales to Minors

Undercover OLCC "minor decoys" reveal room for improvement in several businesses.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - pot pipes During the winter holiday season the Oregon Liquor Control Commission conducted additional minor decoy operations across Oregon, and found that some licensed marijuana retailers sold marijuana products to minors.

On December 21, 2017, in the Keizer-Salem area, marijuana inspectors visited 23 licensed marijuana retailers, and five (5) failed a check for prohibiting sales to a minor volunteer. Compliance rate: 78%

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Salem-News.com (Jan-10-2018 03:00)

Oregon Man Imprisoned in El Salvador en Route to Colombia

Clay Pierce is a disabled patient jailed in hellish conditions for months.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Clay Pierce Oregonian Clay Pierce is imprisoned in the Mariona prison in El Salvador for possession of personal use medical cannabis, just $43 worth of Oregon-licensed homegrown medicine. Pierce is an Oregon medical marijuana cardholder.

This story is an important notice to all Oregonians: when traveling from one legal cannabis location to another, you must be aware of the laws in all connecting flight locations.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-04-2018 20:45)

Justice Department Issues Memo on Marijuana Enforcement verbatim

Below is the already infamous press release received today, Jan 4, 2018:

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - marijuana The Department of Justice today issued a memo on federal marijuana enforcement policy announcing a return to the rule of law and the rescission of previous guidance documents.

Since the passage of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) in 1970, Congress has generally prohibited the cultivation, distribution, and possession of marijuana.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-29-2017 00:30)

Granny Adopts Unlikely Pen Pals

At least 50 people are serving Life sentences for cannabis-related "crimes" in the United States, today.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Deedee Kirkwood “Just like when I tell people now about these unfortunate souls being forced to endure daily nightmares for cannabis related offenses with no violence, no victim, and no family of any victim, they don't believe me.”

She presumes it is increasingly difficult to believe as more and more states legalize cannabis.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-07-2017 14:15)

500 Undocumented Portland Pot Plants in Custody

Mature marijuana plants were confiscated weighing 2,998.2 pounds (stalks and all).

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - medical marijuana grow Officers contacted several individuals who provided documentation about the marijuana. According to the documents, the marijuana was being grown for five patients under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program.

The individuals claimed they were in the process of obtaining their "Recreational License" through the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), but no license had been granted.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-30-2017 14:30)

OMMP Postpones Change Fee and Grow Site Fee until New Year`s Day

HB 2198 made growers suddenly out of compliance and must now register properly.

(SALEM, Ore.) - OMMP bulletin The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) has adopted a temporary rule that will waive the replacement card fee and the $200 grow site fee until January 1, 2018.

The fee waiver will only apply to a patient who was growing for themselves or a caregiver growing for a patient that is affected by the 2017 legislative session.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-13-2017 23:58)

Saying Goodbye to Cannabis Warrior Nurse Ed Glick

She wasn't afraid to jump into the chaos and do challenging work if it meant a good outcome for patients

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Julie Effie Glick R.I.P. Julia Effie Glick. One of my dearest friends and comrades passed yesterday after suffering from kidney disease.

Many in the cannabis community knew her as Nurse Ed Glick who was a tireless proponent for the rights and ethical treatment of seriously-ill patients who use cannabis. She was intolerant of a system that lacked compassion and decency and she picked her battles wisely.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-09-2017 13:30)

JUNE: Search Warrants Revealed 45,274 Cannabis Plants and 186 Pounds of Pot

This Northern California pot bust took place in June 2017.

(LAKE COUNTY, Calif.) - pot bust Lake County, CA. For the record: 2 search warrants on the morning of Monday, June 12th, 2017, resulting in the seizure of 45,274 marijuana plants, 186 pounds of processed marijuana and 6 arrests.

The service of 2 search warrants by the Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit with assistance from the County of Mendocino Marijuana Eradication team (COMMET) and the California National Guard Drug Task Force has resulted in the seizure of 2 firearms, 45,274 marijuana plants, approximately 186 pounds of processed marijuana, and 6 arrests.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-05-2017 19:26)

Oregon Medical Marijuana Changes to Patients` Plant Limits in Effect

Changes void some medical grow sites that were previously grandfathered in.

(SALEM, Ore.) - cannabis marijuana Oregon Governor Brown signed House Bill (HB) 2198 into law on August 2, 2017, which made some changes to plant limits at medical marijuana grow sites. These changes are currently in effect and apply to all grow sites, even some previously grandfathered grow sites.

The most significant changes have occurred in category 1, when the grow site is located at a patient's residence.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-26-2017 15:58)

Oregon Expects Large Revenues in Marijuana Industry Over the Next Two Years

Marijuana (cannabis) is more "mainstream" every day, which means big bucks for business.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Portland Oregon It seems as though the marijuana industry may act as somewhat of a windfall for the state of Oregon over the next couple of years.

With state taxes set at 17% of retail sale price, and the option for counties and cities to add a local tax of up to 3%, the revenue from taxes is expected to reach around $142 million over the next two years.

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