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Salem-News.com (Nov-29-2016 23:30)

Is Oregon Good for Business?

Oregon’s recent legalization of marijuana is attracting a new industry and new group of entrepreneurs to the state.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.com Although business owners may complain about high fees and high capital gains tax rates, the lack of state sales tax and low corporate tax actually make Oregon very attractive to businesses.

In a recent study by Ernst & Young for the Council on State Taxation, Oregon tied with Connecticut for the lowest effective business tax rate.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-29-2016 23:00)

What To Know About Investing In Marijuana Post-Election

The election of Trump as the next U.S. president has some investors nervous

(SALEM, Ore.) - cannabis Marijuana and its legalization remain controversial in the eyes of many people in the U.S., but initiatives are moving forward in many states to make it legal and accessible regardless.

Investors have been eyeing marijuana-related stocks and investment opportunities for quite some time, particularly considering 25 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the possession and distribution of medical marijuana.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-13-2016 20:26)

Marijuana Trimmers Allegedly Rob and Murder California Farmer

ON THE RUN: Watch for a blue 2017 Volkswagen Golf 4-door sedan with Virginia license plate VHR5611

(MENDOCINO, Calif.) - murderer trimmers Thursday afternoon at 3:39, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were summoned to a reported man who had been murdered on a remote property located in Laytonville, California.

Deputies responded to the scene confirming there was a male adult who was obviously deceased as a result of what appeared to be a violent assault.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-03-2016 23:00)

Pesticide-Tainted Cannabis Sold at North Bend, Salem, Eugene Dispensaries

According to the OHA, the products were transferred with failed test results.

(SALEM, Ore.) - pesticide alert Two strains of cannabis (marijuana) flower that contained the pesticide piperonyl butoxide at levels exceeding regulations were sold at Stonies in North Bend, and at Green-Way Medicinal in Salem. According to officials, the strains were sold under the names Pleeze and Dryzl.

A third problematic strain was sold in Eugene. The dispensary Flowr of Lyfe sold one strain that contained the pesticide spinosad at levels exceeding regulations. The strain was sold under the name Dutch Treat.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-31-2016 14:45)

The Hemp & Cannabis Fair Returns to Educate and Celebrate

There will be samples, raffles and prizes and plenty of opportunities to learn.

(SALEM, Ore.) - cannabis pipes The Oregon-based “THC Fair” is a bi-annual event that features the best of local dispensaries, smoke shops, horticulture and hemp-based products to make this a one-stop destination for anyone curious about hemp or cannabis.

“We can’t wait to return to Salem bigger and better than ever!” said Naomi Forkash, THC Fair Director.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-24-2016 21:35)

Is Janet Woodcock, MD, Director of FDA Guilty of Medical Malpractice?

How many lives could have been saved if she had heeded AG Blumenthal's petition?

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - heroin deaths Janet Woodcock, MD, is the director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The center makes sure that safe and effective drugs are available to improve the health of people in the United States.

In view of the prescription opioid epidemic evolving into a Tsunami of deaths and addictions, did Dr. Woodcock contribute to the volcanic eruption of the epidemic by violating rules of the FDA?

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Salem-News.com (Oct-20-2016 15:35)

Butane Honey Oil Possible Cause of Astoria Explosion Injuring Three

Making Butane Honey Oil can be very dangerous, even for professionals.

(ASTORIA, Ore.) - Salem-News.com Three people were working in the basement at the time of the explosion and, though injured, were able to escape. 40-year old, William “Chris” West of Astoria, one of the business owners, and 34-year old Jacob Alan Magley, also of Astoria were transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital with burn injuries and were later taken to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland. Both are reported to be in stable condition. A second business owner, 43-year old Jason Oei of Astoria, was at the scene when the blast occurred and was reportedly uninjured.

Fire investigators said today, "At this point there is much follow up that still needs to be conducted. The possible cause of the fire was the manufacture of butane honey oil."

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Salem-News.com (Oct-19-2016 13:25)

Oregon Marijuana Business Conference Returns to Ashland in November

The after-party is headlined by hip-hop legend Del the Funky Homosapien and an appearance by icon Tommy Chong.

(ASHLAND, Ore.) - Tommy Chong The timing couldn’t be much better for the Oregon cannabis industry to gather in Ashland for the OMBC.

New statewide packaging, labeling and testing regulations began on October 1st. Many medical marijuana growers are now required to report monthly to the Oregon Health Authority. Also, the November 8th elections will determine whether various cities and counties across Oregon will enact bans on marijuana businesses.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-19-2016 11:55)

FDA Hearings on OxyContin for Children an Ego-Fest for Self Interest

Studies are being conducted on children using OxyContin and there is no outrage!

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - crying baby The day was filled with physicians giving their "expert" opinions on neonatals and newborns being given opioids for pain -- after all they feel the pain of "needle sticks".

If the question is Was this considered a "public" hearing by a pharmaceutical company who will profit in the billions of dollars if neonatals and newborns receive opioids?, the answer is YES.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-01-2016 20:57)

OLCC Rules Out Many Cannabis Strain Names with Attractiveness to Children Standard

Rules for narrowing the acceptable strain names and testing and labeling marijuana items keep business owners jumping.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Dr Who cannabis strain Few, if any, businesses have had to jump through the amount of hoops thrown at those engaged in Oregon's cannabis industry.

About a week ago, the OLCC passed a temporary rule that "clarifies" the restrictions on wording commonly associated with products marketed by or to children. Good idea, protect the children.

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