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Salem-News.com (Sep-29-2019 10:05)

CBD Industry Set to Continue Booming

The 2018 Farm Bill removed cannabis and cannabis derivatives that are very low in THC from the definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

(SALEM, Ore.) - CBD oil The Cannabidiol (CBD) industry has boomed massively in recent times and it is a trend that looks set to continue over the coming years. Products containing CBD oil have become popular natural remedies, with people using them to treat numerous common ailments.

Although part of the cannabis family, CBD contains none of the psychoactive properties usually associated from that particular line.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-10-2019 01:39)

2019 Hemp Aid Cannabis Festival this Weekend

Soul stoners and new cannabis community members alike are on their way to a huge hemp field outside of Oregon City.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Paul Stanford Cannabis enthusiasts from all over the Northwest are coming together in the Oregon countryside this weekend for the 2019 Hemp Aid Cannabis Festival. Hemp Aid is a weekend-long family friendly event with Free admission and Free onsite parking.

The weekend lineup of live music on the Main Stage is stacked with exciting performers set to get the audience on their feet and keep them there.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-02-2019 00:31)

FBI Scrutinizing the Cannabis Industry for Corruption

The FBI is looking at many issues including antitrust issues, CBD medical claims, and bankruptcy filings.

(SALEM, Ore.) - cannabis hemp The FBI has announced an investigation into the emerging cannabis industry, especially in Western states. FBI spokeswoman Mollie Halpern confirmed the news earlier this month.

Specifically, the organization will look at whether public officials may be taking bribes in exchange for growing and operating licenses.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-09-2019 03:15)

Life in Prison at Hard Labor for Selling $20 Marijuana

Winslow’s case is one of the most egregious for marijuana violations

(BATON ROUGE, LA) -  pow420 Fate Vincent Winslow was arrested in the Fall of 2008 for making $5 commission for delivering $20 worth of weed.

The man he was delivering weed to was an undercover cop and when asked why Winslow had agreed, he said because he wanted to use the $5 to buy food.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-13-2019 23:11)

Two Senate Bills Aim to Curtail Oregon`s Cannabis Surplus

The current administration has been somewhat hostile toward any moves to legalize the cannabis trade.

(SALEM, Ore.) - cannabis ad For farmers and lawmakers in Oregon, too much cannabis turns out to be a problem. However, two bills in the state Senate aim to curtail the surplus – though in slightly different ways.

The recently passed Senate Bill 582 seeks to open a legal path for exporting marijuana while Bill 218 would give more authority to state regulators when determining the criteria for licensing.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-24-2019 20:29)

Oregon Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Federal Prison for Hash Oil Explosion

BHO (Butane Honey Oil) is a concentrated cannabis product extracted using highly flammable or combustible solvents.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Eric L. Scully Eric L. Scully, of Cottage Grove, Oregon, was sentenced June 20th to 78 months in federal prison and five years supervised release for endangering human life and illegally possessing and manufacturing marijuana during a November 2017 butane honey oil (BHO) explosion in Cottage Grove.

Scully was also sentenced to six months in prison for violating the supervised release conditions of a previous federal money laundering conviction. The two prison sentences will run consecutively, for a total of 84 months in prison.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-13-2019 16:20)

Ohio Bill Legalizing Industrial Hemp and CBD Products Moves Ahead

Hemp is a billion-dollar industry in the U.S. and is expected to more than double by 2022.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Hemp fields Ohio Senate Bill 57, a bill that would decriminalize hemp and license hemp cultivation, passed the Ohio Senate and the Ohio House Committee, and could soon get a full House vote.

“If the Ohio full House passes this bill it will be a historical step forward for the hemp industry, for residents who want to utilize CBD’s reported benefits and for local farmers,” said Hemp, Inc. CEO Bruce Perlowin.

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Salem-News.com (May-15-2019 17:16)

Legal Cannabis Export Passes the Oregon Senate! SB 582

"There’s not just a surplus of cannabis here – we have a massive wealth of knowledge, talent, experience, and skill that results in our state producing the highest quality cannabis in the world" -Casey Houlihan (ORCA)

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Oregon State Senator Floyd Prozanski After passing with a 19-9 vote, the bill will now advance to the House, where it has already received support from lawmakers in both parties.

The Governor’s office has also indicated support for the bill, meaning that today’s Senate vote is likely the largest hurdle the bill will face on its way to becoming law.

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Salem-News.com (May-04-2019 00:31)

Portland Commemorates the 20th Annual Global Cannabis March

Every organization, cannabis business and individual is encouraged to participate in this quintessential free speech event.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - cannabis march Portland is one of nearly 300 cities worldwide that will participate in the annual Global Cannabis March today, Saturday, May 4.

Oregonians and others from near and far will gather in Pioneer Courthouse Square for a rally that begins at high noon, with a scheduled cannabis freedom march through downtown, accompanied by a police escort at 4:00 p.m.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-28-2019 13:23)

Illegal Marijuana Growing Operation Busted

14,497 cannabis plants were removed and destroyed.

(JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.) - marijuana grow A several-month long investigation into black market marijuana exportation from Oregon to several Midwestern states has revealed a large scale indoor marijuana growing operation, which was not licensed or legal, in southern Oregon.

Investigators say the illegal operation was being managed by 24-year old Gregory Martin Day, of North Carolina. He was taken into custody.

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