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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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Salem-News.com (Feb-19-2016 11:35)

Oregon Marijuana Dispensary Tax Payment Deadline Nears

The temporary 25% tax is applied to the retail price of all recreational marijuana products sold by dispensaries through December 31, 2016.

(SALEM, Ore.) - clipartfreefor.com Medical marijuana dispensaries selling recreational products only have a few days left to register with the Department of Revenue and remit the taxes they collected from customers in January. The deadline is February 29.

According to the Oregon Health Authority, there are 320 dispensaries selling recreational marijuana, and 245 have registered.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-17-2016 10:51)

Oregon House Passes Cannabis Bill Changing Penalties and Requirements

A summary of some of the key provisions in the bill

(SALEM, Ore.) - cannabis yes In a strong bipartisan vote yesterday, the House passed a bill that right-sizes penalties for marijuana offenses, makes it easier for medical patients to access medicine, and helps small businesses sell to the legal adult-use market.

House Bill 4014 is the first of three bills drafted this session to further fine-tune the regulatory framework developed in 2015 to establish Oregon’s recreational cannabis market.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-12-2016 11:10)

Oregon Marijuana Labeling and Limits Effective Date Extended to June 1

FYI: The permanent rules will have different requirements than what is currently adopted in temporary rules.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon marijuana The temporary amendments are to extend the effective date of the labeling and product serving size and concentration limits requirements from April 1, 2016, to June 1, 2016, due to the time needed for dispensaries and producers to adhere to rule changes.

The Oregon Health Authority is currently working with a rules advisory committee on permanent rules related to marijuana labeling, serving size and concentration limits.

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