skip to Main Content
Oregon Cannabis Sales Are Skyrocketing. But Who’s Buying All That Weed?

The OLCC says two retailers in Multnomah County accounted for more than one-third of all Oregon sales of 8 ounces or more. That’s suspicious.

The latest statistics on Oregon cannabis show the market is exceeding expectations—and drawing the suspicion of prosecutors.

Oregon has a generous supply of weed, thanks to bumper harvests that have driven down prices to record lows (“Too Much Weed,” WW, April 18, 2018). That oversupply has glutted Oregon’s market and led, law enforcement officials say, to “leakage” into the black market.

At least one prosecutor is getting suspicious. But the state isn’t letting him look too closely.

Last week, state regulators overseeing Oregon’s recreational cannabis abruptly curbed the ability of medical marijuana cardholders to buy weed in bulk, citing suspiciously large purchases that might have been leaking into the black market.

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission lowered the amount of marijuana that medical cardholders can buy each day from 24 ounces to 1 ounce. The OLCC provided WW with a spreadsheet showing that 98 percent of sales to medical cardholders were already under that limit. [Read More @ Willemette Week]

This Post Has 0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Stories

New Mexico Plant count increases ahead of New Mexico marijuana sales

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators have doubled the number of marijuana plants that licensed growers can cultivate as the state prepares for recreational sales to start this spring, officials announced Tuesday. Increasing the plant count makes sense “to ensure that everyone can maximize the benefits of a thriving cannabis industry,” said state…

Thailand Plans to Make Marijuana Legal, Scrapping Jail Terms and Fines for Possession

Thailand plans to decriminalize marijuana, moving a step closer to clearing its use for recreation, after becoming the first country in Southeast Asia to legalize medical cannabis and its use in food and cosmetics. The nation’s Food and Drug Administration is set to propose the removal of marijuana from a list of controlled drugs to…

Amid growing pains for Louisiana medical marijuana, advocates look to open up the market

For a moment, newly available medical marijuana flower was a hot commodity in Louisiana, drawing thousands of new patients and huge lines to the state’s nine authorized pharmacies. Then it was gone. Pharmacies across the state reported supply disruptions less than two weeks after flower became available at the start of 2022. And patients have…

French Cannabis Industry Awaits Court Decision On Status Of CBD Flowers This Week

THE French hemp and CBD industry is waiting for a court decision this week which it hopes will overturn the Government’s ban on the sale of CBD flowers – following hearings on two successive Fridays. On Friday gone, in the Palais-Royal in the centre of Paris, France’s highest court the Council of State listened to…

More Categories

Back To Top
×Close search