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Salem-News.com (May-16-2016 15:46)

OMMP Launches Mandatory Inventory Reporting System at Public Meetings

Mandatory reports are DUE July 10, and there are harsh penalties for failure to do so.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - ommp The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) at the Oregon Health Authority has scheduled a series of public meetings around the state to present its new online inventory reporting system for marijuana and marijuana products.

New reporting rules that took effect March 1 (OAR 333-008-0630, 333-008-1248 and 333-008-1830) require growers, dispensaries and processors to report to OMMP information about the production and transfer of medical marijuana.

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Salem-News.com (May-05-2016 19:10)

17th Annual Portland Global Cannabis March & Rally this Saturday

Event begins at HIGH NOON at Pioneer Courthouse Square featuring Garcia Birthday Band, The Hill Dogs, Mack & Dub, Bad Habitat, Justin James Bridges and John Cornett & Friends; the March kicks off at 4 pm.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Justin Bridges On Saturday, May 7, 2016, nearly 300 cities worldwide, including Portland, Oregon, will participate in the 17th Annual Global Cannabis March.

We march to stand in solidarity for cannabis consumer rights. While marijuana may be legal under state law, it is still illegal under federal law. We march to effect change on the federal level. We march for the right of employees to use marijuana in their off hours, just as employees can consume alcohol in their off hours. We march so renters can consume marijuana in their own homes without fear of eviction...

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Salem-News.com (May-04-2016 14:00)

Marijuana Extracts, Topicals and Edibles for Oregon Starts June 2

The 2016 Legislature expanded "early sales" of limited marijuana products from Oregon's medical marijuana dispensaries.

(SALEM, Ore.) - oregon cannabis Oregon voters passed Measure 91 in 2014, allowing recreational use of marijuana by adults 21+. Nearly immediately, the more than 70,000 legal patients in the state felt the impact of the measure on the medical program.

Here is the latest update from the Oregon Health Authority, explaining what dispensaries can expect as they open up more “early sales” for recreational customers, allowing them to purchase additional products before recreational stores are open.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-13-2016 15:51)

The Hemp & Cannabis Fair Returns to Highlight Local Businesses and Education

April 16-17, 2016 will see the return of the THC Fair at the Oregon State Fairgrounds & Expo.
This event is restricted to 21+

(SALEM, Ore.) - THC Fair 2016 Locally produced and managed in Oregon, The Hemp & Cannabis Fair - “THC Fair” - brings together local dispensaries, smoke shops, horticulture and hemp-based products to make this a one-stop destination for anyone curious about hemp or cannabis.

“We are excited to return to Salem, bringing new vendors and new learning sessions to this wonderful community!” said Naomi Forkash, THC Fair Director.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-08-2016 21:42)

Kansas Judge Reverses Order to Allow Parents` Use of Medical Cannabis

They are on the road to getting their kids back, though it may still be months away.

(MANHATTAN, Kansas) - Matthew Pappas Reversing his original order in a case involving five children taken by the Department of Children and Families, a Riley County, Kansas judge has allowed use of medical cannabis by the children’s parents.

Writing that visitation with the children can continue even if the parents test positive for marijuana, the judge required them to provide proof of their medical marijuana recommendations issued in Colorado. The judge stated drug testing, “shall be for this case only and not for criminal prosecution.”

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Salem-News.com (Mar-30-2016 13:21)

Marijuana Extracts NOT FOR SALE! (Yet) for 21+ in Oregon

OMMP must draft rules before stores may sell products to the recreational market.

(SALEM, Ore.) - cannabis extract On Tuesday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a bill that allows anyone 21 and older to buy cannabis (marijuana) extracts and pot-infused edibles from Oregon dispensaries.

However, the Oregon Health Authority added that it must draft rules for the sale of extracts and edibles before stores may sell them to recreational users.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-27-2016 22:56)

Bernie Sanders Says We Have Got to Re-Think the `So-Called` War on Drugs

Bernie Sanders spoke to thousands in Portland, Oregon

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Bernie Sanders "But when we talk about drugs, all of us have got to recognize that in my state of Vermont, neighboring New Hampshire, and all over this country, we have a major crisis in terms of opiate addiction, heroin addiction, and people dying every day from overdoses.

"What we have got to do as a nation is to understand the most effective way to deal with drug and alcohol abuse is not making them crimes, but making them health issues."

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Salem-News.com (Mar-18-2016 14:59)

Oregon Cannabinoid Extracts Conundrum Settled by OHA

Dispensaries can continue to sell extracts to OMMP clients, says OHA.

(SALEM, Ore.) - cannabis oil Currently, the legality of extracts, oils and concentrates has been on the radar. There was a lapse in the timing for legal sales, and so it had to be gone over with a fine tooth comb. This is OHA's answer to the situation at hand:

Dispensaries may continue to sell or transfer extracts that they have in stock as of March 1, 2016, to OMMP patients with a valid registry identification card. Dispensaries may not accept new transfers of extracts from unregistered processors. Processors may begin to apply with OHA on April 1, 2016.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-17-2016 13:46)

Oregon Department of Revenue Releases Marijuana Tax Collection Totals

$3,480,000 in TAXES was received in 33 days (Feb 1 - March 4, 2016).

(SALEM, Ore.) - marijuana cannabis February was the first month for medical marijuana dispensaries to remit the taxes they collected on their previous month's recreational marijuana sales.

Dispensaries are responsible for collecting a 25-percent tax at the point of sale and remitting it to the Department of Revenue monthly.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-21-2016 18:15)

Oregonians Fighting for Fair Cannabis Laws Strengthen Numbers

All are welcome to join the Rally, Tuesday, Feb 23 at High Noon, before the Hearing for SB 1598 begins.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon cannabis "The most important part is showing up." This simple fact is true in every case where a showing of support is needed. This year, the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program is at risk, and the collective voice of the people is what's needed most.

The Marijuana Legalization Committee Hearing for SB 1598 is being held Tuesday, Feb 23. Activists and concerned Oregonians will be meeting on the Capitol steps at noon for a rally, before the afternoon's Legislative activities. There will be a couple of canopies set up for shelter, as there is expected to be some rain.

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