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The Big Business Stories Of 2015

OPB | Dec. 29, 2015

We review some of the biggest business stories in Oregon this year. 

OLCC Releases New Rules For Retail Marijuana Industry

OPB | Oct. 23, 2015

Spoiler alert: free samples and drive-through windows are a no-go.

OLCC Releases New Draft Rules for Marijuana Sales

OPB | Oct. 08, 2015

The OLCC released a 70 page draft of rules for recreational marijuana sales today in advance of a public hearing on Friday.

The Marijuana Banking Conundrum

OPB | Sept. 28, 2015

Marijuana businesses face some significant challenges when it comes to banking, leading many to operate cash-only businesses. But solutions could be on the horizon.

Washington's Go-To Guy For Rules On Legal Pot Is Stepping Down

OPB | Aug. 21, 2015

Randy Simmons is leaving his job at the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board after spearheading the state's rule-making process for recreational marijuana.

Legal Marijuana In Oregon

OPB | July 01, 2015

Recreational marijuana is officially legal in Oregon as of July 1. We talk to people around the state about how things will change.

Washington Legislature Considers Compacts With Tribes Over Marijuana

OPB | March 30, 2015

MONDAY: A bill before the Washington state legislature would allow the Governor to enter into agreements with Native American tribes if they choose to get involved in marijuana production, processing, or retail.

News Roundtable: January 29, 2015

OPB | Jan. 29, 2015

THURSDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Two Bills Look To Change Medical Marijuana In Washington

OPB | Jan. 08, 2015

THURSDAY: One bill would keep medical marijuana shops from selling dried bud, while another would get rid of medical pot shops altogether.

Oregon Town Hall: Pot In 2015

OPB | Dec. 12, 2014

FRIDAY: We gathered in a bar in Portland to discuss the practical and social implications of legalizing marijuana.

Oregon Town Hall: Pot In 2015

OPB | Dec. 12, 2014

THURSDAY: Come to Rontoms bar in SE Portland to discuss the practical and social implications of legalizing marijuana. Come at 7:30 p.m.

Pot Attitudes Unlikely To Affect Workplace Anytime Soon

OPB | Nov. 10, 2014

MONDAY: We'll talk to an employment attorney about what is likely to change — and not change — after the passage of recreational marijuana in Oregon.

Analyzing Northwest Election Results

OPB | Nov. 05, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll sort through election results and look ahead to the political future. 

The Economics Of Legalized Marijuana

OPB | July 31, 2014

THURSDAY: We'll dig into projections for what pot would cost — and how much revenue the state would get from taxing it — if it becomes legal in Oregon.

Washington Gears Up For Marijuana Sales

OPB | June 25, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Washington's first licenses for marijuana stores will be issued on July 7. We'll explore how store owners and growers are getting ready.

The Tricky Ins And Outs Of Investing In The Pot Industry

OPB | March 24, 2014

MONDAY: Investors are weighing the risks and benefits of backing the burgeoning medical and recreational pot markets.

How Does Pot Affect The Body And Brain?

OPB | March 12, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Due to pot's illegal status at the federal level, research on the effect of the drug is limited.

New Rules for Oregon's Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

OPB | Dec. 13, 2013

FRIDAY: The rules that will govern Oregon's medical marijuana dispensaries are far from perfect, according to members of the committee that created them.

Washington City Wants To Run Its Own Pot Store

OPB | Nov. 18, 2013

MONDAY: The city council in North Bonneville voted to take the next step towards opening a pot store under Washington's new marijuana laws.

Three Pot Initiatives Filed In Oregon And Counting

OPB | Oct. 28, 2013

MONDAY: Oregon may see competing pot legalization inititatives on the 2014 ballot.