Oregon Stashes in Lawsuit

By |April 29th, 2016|

Big buiness is taking on the little guy. Again. In Oregon, Stash Tea Company filed a lawsuit in Portland U.S. District Court accusing the Stash Cannabis Company of trademark infringement. The lawsuit, filed on April 20,  lists four U.S. trademarks Stash Tea holds. The tea company seeks an injunctive order, legal costs and damages to include profits. It also seeks a […]

Pinnacle Consultation: Oregon FAQs

By |April 27th, 2016|

Pinnacle Consultation has seen an upswing in clients seeking to do business in Oregon. So many in fact, its experts have put together a list of frequently asked questions. For more information contact Pinnacle Consultation’s main office at 719.330.5301.
Oregon Licensing – General
Q:  What licenses will be available in Oregon?

A:   Four: Producer, Processor, Wholesaler, and Retail […]

Oregon Cannabis Jobs

By |April 22nd, 2016|

Sam Chapman, founding member of New Economy Consulting, and Beau Whitney, VP of Government and Compliance at Golden Leaf Holdings, recently released a survey of Oregon dispensaries’ jobs and wages. The two focused on the retail aspect of the regulated market.  They estimate the market provided 2,100 retail jobs which could amount to $46 million in wages. They estimate cannabis sales […]

Oregon Recreational Cannabis Applications

By |April 18th, 2016|

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission reported more than 850 recreational marijuana license applications were submitted as of April 14. The applications are concentrated around Portland, Eugene and Jackson County. The agency expects to begin issuing recreational permits by the end of the month.

The OLCC has received:

589 applications for cultivation sites
151 for retail stores
67 for processors (infused products makers)
42 for wholesale business
Four […]

California Adult Use Update

By |April 15th, 2016|

“Let the people decide!” How many times have your heard that this political season?

Do they really mean let the people decide or do they mean let the people decide as long as they decide like I want?

Either way the people of California will decide on the adult use of cannabis. This November the California Control, Regulate and […]

Canada MMJ Grows

By |April 13th, 2016|

In February 2016, Canadian Federal Court Judge Michael Phelan struck down Canadian Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulation restricting MMJ patient rights. Phelan ruled the regulations are an infringement on Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The regulations were introduced in 2013.The regulations took away the right of card-holding patients to grow their medicine at home and […]

Canadian MMJ FAQs

By |April 11th, 2016|

The election of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brought a new era to Canadian MMJ patients . It also brought some questions:

How many people use it?

There are roughly 40,000 medical marijuana cardholders in Canada, although according to 2012 statistics, only 13 percent of them purchased through one of the country’s licensed commercial producers. About 28,000 people held […]

High Times’ Michigan Medical Cannabis Cup

By |April 8th, 2016|

High Times magazine will host an all-medical Cannabis Cup  June 11-12 at Auto City Speedway in Clio, Vienna Township, Michigan. The festival is zoned to medicate.

The event is only open to medical patients 18 years of age or older, with valid photo ID. Valid ID means a current, government-issued photo ID (i.e. driver’s or non-driver’s state license, passport or […]

Terra Tech Closes Blum Oakland Acquisition

By |April 1st, 2016|

On March 31 Terra Tech  announced it closed the acquisition of Black Oak Gallery, DBA: Blüm Oakland, a retail medical cannabis dispensary in Oakland, Calif.

The acquisition includes Blüm’s supply chain, its portfolio of strains, and a retail storefront.

Derek Peterson, CEO of Terra Tech, said: “We are delighted to close our previously announced acquisition of Blüm Oakland. Integrating […]