Willamette Week | April 1st, 2015 How the firing of Oregons pot czar exposed the OLCCs secret talks to end medical weed as we know it.
On a sunny Thursday last month, Rob Patridge, the man who will soon be Oregons top regulator of legal weed, and Anthony Johnson, the person who gave him that power, met over iced tea at Russell Street BBQ in Northeast Portland.
The two discussed how to ensure that Oregons emerging plans to sell recreational marijuana succeed. To do that, the state has to squash the black market in pot and steer purchases through vendors with the Oregon Liquor Control Commissions stamp of approval.
OLCC chairman Patridge and Johnson, who led the successful Measure 91 campaign to legalize we....(marijuana/MarijuanaInfusedProductsProducers/Colorado.htm----1--1427900242
Ok, I admit I`m a little late to the party but I am over 21, the first retail cannabis stores opened in Colorado on January 1 in 2014 but a recent trip to the green state was my first since the new laws took place so forgive my fascination.
Now I`m not going to say I`ve never inhaled, after all I worked as national publicist for a leading record company that had Willie Nelson and Cypress Hill on the roster and both came to Australia during my time there, but it`s been a long while since either were in the charts and I was more than a tad curious to see how it all works now....(marijuana/MarijuanaInfusedProductsProducers/Colorado.htm----3--1427899794
Colorado trying again to add maternal warnings at marijuana shops
A proposal to require Colorados pot shops to post warnings for pregnant customers is getting a second look in the state Legislature.
A state House committee starts work Tuesday on a bill to direct state health authorities to craft warnings to be posted in recreational and medical marijuana dispensaries. The warnings would tell pregnant women about potential risks caused by marijuana.
The bill is slightly weaker than a warning bill lawmakers rejected in February. That version would have banned pot shops from recommending pot to pregnant women. The new version just forbids ....[marijuana/MarijuanaInfusedProductsProducers/Colorado.htm----10--1427812876
Colo. bill seeks to standardize marijuana lab testing
Joseph Evans, laboratory director of Steep Hill Halent, holds a test tube being used in the process of testing for the amount of THC in marijuana-infused products (image:Helen H. Richardson, Denver Post file)
Colorado is moving to establish another marijuana first the first government standards for marijuana testing.
A bill approved by its first committee in the state Legislature on Thursday would create statewide laboratory standards for the states 18 pot-testing labs.
Currently the labs are certified by state health authorities, but they dont have uniform rules for testing pot for potency, homogeneity and contaminants, as required by state law.
Lab owners say they need the standards because different labs now produce very different results. Existing pot tests generally ju....(marijuana/MarijuanaInfusedProductsProducers/Colorado.htm----15--1427812760
Attorney Generals File Responses To Marijuana Legalization Lawsuit
Opponents of marijuana will try everything they can to try to stop marijuana legalization from happening. Even after marijuana has been legalized, and the benefits of that reform have been made obvious, opponents will still try to cling to failed policies of the past. That is what is occurring right now with the lawsuit filed by Oklahoma and Nebraska against Colorado. Oklahoma and Nebraska are suing the State of Colorado, claiming that marijuana legalization there has increased crime in their states.
The Attorney General of Colorado responded late last week, and was joined....(marijuana/MarijuanaInfusedProductsProducers/Colorado.htm----20--1427724645
New Marijuana Start-Up Accelerator CanopyBoulder Raises $1.2 Million
CanopyBoulder has successfully raised $1.2 million to invest in 20 early-stage startups providing ancillary products and services to the legal cannabis industry. CanopyBoulder will run two, first-of-their-kind business accelerator boot camps for these startups in 2015. We hope that you will join us on March 30th to celebrate the companys Opening Day launch party with featured guest speaker Steve DeAngelo. Steve is a national thought leader and President of the ArcView Group, Americas leading angel investment network for the cannabis industry as well as Executive Director ....(marijuana/MarijuanaInfusedProductsProducers/Colorado.htm----29--1427641189
TheDenverChannel.com | Mar 25, 2015 Gobi Analytical first lab to get the green light
First lab certified by state of Colorado to test recreational marijuana for bacteria and mold
Wheat Ridge, Colo. - Gobi Analytical is the first state certified lab to get the green light to start testing retail marijuana products for containments like bacteria and mold.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment CDPHE and Marijuana Enforcement Division MDE regulate the testing. The MDE could not provide a timeline for when containment testing will be mandatory, but said it hopes to start the process soon.
I think it`s a big step for the industry to show the rest of the country basically that we are being taken very seriously, said Gobi Analytical an....(marijuana/MarijuanaInfusedProductsProducers/Colorado.htm----30--1427643387
Colorado AG urges SCOTUS to reject states pot lawsuit
(image:Kathryn Scott Osler, Denver Post file)
Arguing that two neighboring states are dangerously meddling with Colorados marijuana laws, state Attorney General Cynthia Coffman on Friday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a landmark lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma over marijuana legalization.
DOCUMENT: Read the Colorado Attorney Generals brief filed to the U.S. Supreme Court
In a brief submitted in response to the lawsuit, Coffman wrote that Nebraska and Oklahoma filed this case in an attempt to reach across their borders and selectively invalidate state laws with which they disagree.
The two states lawsu....(marijuana/MarijuanaInfusedProductsProducers/Colorado.htm----32--1427560352
WASHINGTONS experiment with legal recreational marijuana is teetering on the brink of a market failure. That is the candid assessment of Hayden Woodard, a state-licensed grower in Dallesport who hasnt given himself a paycheck in a year.
Its not just him. A stream of state-licensed marijuana operators recently testified in Olympia about how overregulation and unequal competition from unregulated medical-marijuana dispensaries are jeopardizing Initiative 502, the landmark legalization measure passed in 2012.
The Washington CannaBusiness Association says I-502s unwieldy str....[marijuana/MarijuanaInfusedProductsProducers/Colorado.htm----33--1427560182
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