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Legal pot industry toasts banner year

January 2, 2019, 5:08pm Northwest

PORTLAND — The past year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream. Read story

Oregon may look to export marijuana

December 31, 2018, 4:08pm Business

SALEM, Ore. — Marijuana could take the next step toward joining pinot noir and craft beer on Oregon’s list of famous exports, under a proposal likely to go before state lawmakers in the new year. Read story

Marijuana businessman and former federal inmate faces new legal problems

December 26, 2018, 8:45am Northwest

SPOKANE — Cip Paulsen, a former federal inmate-turned marijuana businessman, is fighting for control of his firm in court against angry investors and new drug charges. Read story

Budweiser maker teams up with medical pot firm to explore drinks

December 24, 2018, 6:05am Business

NEW YORK — The maker of Budweiser is partnering with medical cannabis company Tilray in a $100 million deal to research cannabis-infused drinks for the Canadian market. Read story

Oklahoma quickly becoming medical marijuana hotbed

December 23, 2018, 7:05pm Nation & World

OKLAHOMA CITY — The rollout of statewide medical and recreational marijuana programs typically is a grindingly slow process that can take years. Not so in Oklahoma, which moved with lightning speed once voters approved medical cannabis in June. Read story

FDA casts shadow on hemp win, calling CBD items illegal

December 21, 2018, 5:02pm Business

SEATTLE — The hemp industry still has work ahead to win legal status for hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD oil, as an ingredient in food or dietary supplements despite the big farm bill President Donald Trump signed this week designating hemp as an agricultural crop. Read story

Oregon lawmakers revisit worker protections for off duty pot use

December 18, 2018, 4:55pm Business

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon lawmakers will consider making it illegal for businesses to fire employees who flunk drug tests for using marijuana off the clock, reviving a workers’ rights campaign that failed in the statehouse last year. Read story

State pot officials: Candy can stay

December 17, 2018, 4:31pm Business

SEATTLE — State regulators have walked back a plan to crack down on certain cannabis-infused candies, instead issuing specific color and shape guidelines they say will prevent candies from being overly enticing to children. Read story

Washington’s cannabis industry unveils legislative agenda

December 10, 2018, 4:06pm Business

TACOMA — Members of the state Legislature, if you’re curious about what you can do for the local cannabis industry, the industry has some ideas. Read story

Medford debates how to spend pot money

December 7, 2018, 9:34pm Northwest

MEDFORD, Ore. — Marijuana legalization ignited years of debate in Medford, and a windfall of up to $600,000 annually in pot tax revenues has fanned the flames of controversy once again. Read story