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Marijuana smoking lounges could be next in Oregon - Cannabis News

Senate bill would provide a legal venue for renters and tourists to consume marijuana.

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Oregon bills to make cannabis banking, investment easier sail forward – Marijuana News

Bills to eliminate residency requirements for pot business ownership, give lenders legal protections and combine medical and recreational cannabis retail outlets all moved forward easily in the Oregon Legislature last week, though none have yet become law.

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Oregon rejects Thanksgiving Day baskets over marijuana connection - Marijuana News

Image: Oregon Dept. of Transportation via Wikimedia Commons

Earlier this month a group of women in Oregon's marijuana industry came up with a plan to donate baskets complete with turkeys and the fixings for a Thanksgiving Day meal for 20 needy families in Eugene.

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Oregon’s emerging pot laws loose on billboards – Marijuana News

A billboard for legal marijuana in Oregon, Dec. 4, 2015. Image:KOIN

Their only advertising guidelines now are dictated by the Oregon Health Authority

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — When Attis Trading Company advertises their marijuana shops on billboards around Portland, they follow a few basic rules.

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Oregon marijuana grows are causing problems for the state’s electrical grid

SALEM, Ore. — Indoor growing operations for legal marijuana businesses are causing problems for Oregon’s electrical grid, according to officials from electrical utility company.


 

Pacific Power said Wednesday that Oregon marijuana grow operations have taken grids above capacity, blowing out seven transformers since July and causing outages and equipment damage, reported The Statesman Journal.

The problems are a remnant of marijuana’s black market past, when substandard electrical work powered the lights at growing sites.

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