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Recently, NORML released its 2018 Gubernatorial Scorecard. This extensive database assigns a letter grade 'A' through 'F' to states’ governors based upon their comments and voting records specific to matters of marijuana policy.
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Twenty-four US governors received a passing grade of 'C' or higher (14 Democrats, 9 Republicans, and 1 Independent)
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Similar to our 2016 Governors Scorecard, this gubernatorial analysis once again affirms that voters' views on marijuana policy are typically more progressive than the views held by the highest elected officials in their states – only 48 percent of whom received a passing grade from NORML. For example, while 64 percent of Americans support legalizing the use and sale of cannabis for adults, only two Governors are public in their support of this position. Governors overall are also far less supportive of legislation to legalize the medical use of cannabis than are their constituents – more than 90 percent of whom back these type of reform measures.
Also evident is that gubernatorial support for marijuana law reform often falls upon partisan lines. While 93 percent of Democratic governors received a passing grade of 'C' or higher, fewer than 40 percent of Republican governors did so. Further, nearly all of the governors who received either a 'D' or a failing grade from NORML are Republicans. Conversely, both of the governors who received a 'A' grade from NORML are Democrats. This partisanship lies largely in contrast to voters' sentiments, as the public tends to view many aspects of marijuana law reform, such as the regulation of medicinal cannabis, as non-partisan issues. (For example, according to 2017 Quinnipiac polling, 90 percent of Republicans, 95 percent of Democrats, and 96 percent of Independents favor “allowing adults to legally use marijuana for medical purposes.”)
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY STUDY AMONG FIRST TO TEST EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT STRAINS OF CANNABIS ON DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY. Willamette Week — Results from a new Washington State University study on the effects of cannabis consumption likely has long-time pot smokers saying, "Well, duh." But it's actually pretty groundbreaking—one of the first scientific studies to examine pot's immediate effects on mental health. Read More.
Oregon Summary – Sales in Oregon’s dispensaries reached $42.7 million in March, a 33 percent increase from the previous March. Compared to Febraury 2018, Adult use and Medical sales combined experienced seasonal sales growth of 10 percent. Sales to adults 21 and over grew 44 percent in March compared to the previous year, while sales to medical patients declined 9 percent. The sales of flower/bud generated $18 million in revenue in March, a five percent decline from the previous March. The decline in flower sales was driven by lower retail prices. On average, a gram of flower in March 2018 sold for 27 percent less than the previous year. The lower prices helped boost demand as flower sales grew 31 percent by volume from the previous year. Concentrate sales in March increased 67 percent from the previous year, reaching $12 million.Compared to February, concentrate sales grew 12 percent. Consistent growth in concentrates has lead to increasing share of revenues. In March, 28 percent of revenues from Oregon dispensaries were from concentrates. With $6.9million in sales in March, sales of edibles continue to increase in popularity, growing 71 percent from the previous year.
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4th Annual Oregon HEMPFEST 18183 ELKHEAD RD - OAKLAND, OREGON 97462 Saturday, & Sunday :June 16th,17th, 2018. Gate opens at High Noon on Saturday
***Friday June 15th Pre Event for VIP, Vendors and Sponsors***Main Event Hours - 12pm-8pm Saturday & Sunday
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***4:20pm Group Cannabis Weddings by Manny Dread***
***Pre-Cup Competition by - Oregon Growers Cup***
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-The Oregon HEMPFEST® was started in 2015 and is the First Licensed HEMPFEST® outside of the original Seattle HEMPFEST®. International
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On-Site Cannabis Consumption in California: MAUCRSA allows local jurisdictions to authorize the on-site consumption of cannabis by state-licensed retailers and/or microbusinesses, which gives tourists at least one legal way to consume. Specifically, so long as your city or county okays it, retailers and microbusinesses can have on-site consumption if: (1) access to the area where cannabis consumption is allowed is restricted to persons 21 years of age and older; (2) cannabis consumption is not visible from any public place or nonage-restricted area; and (3) the sale or consumption of alcohol or tobacco is not allowed on the premises. However, most local governments have explicitly prohibited “cannabis lounges” and on-site consumption by licensees (including the city of Los Angeles). The following municipalities are capitalizing on the opportunity.
-City of West Hollywood is the only city in the Los Angeles area that allows for on-site consumption. The city plans to permit eight on-site consumption businesses for smoking, vaping, and ingesting, and it will also allow eight on-site consumption businesses for edible ingestion only. The window for submission for on-site consumption applications (and for other commercial cannabis businesses) is expected May 2018.
-San Francisco has been California’s leader when it comes to the cannabis lounge concept (and cannabis businesses in general). San Francisco’s regulations outright permit retailers and microbusinesses to allow customers to engage in on-site consumption. Unlike other cities that have placed strict limits on consumption lounges or outright banned them, San Francisco is fully embracing the cannabis lounge model.
-City of Oakland allows medical and adult-use cannabis dispensaries the opportunity to apply for and “obtain a secondary on-site consumption permit in order for cannabis to be consumed on the premises of the dispensary.” The city has not disclosed any limits as to how many on-site consumption permits may be issued, but the city has thus far only allowed eight dispensary permits and, as a result, there won’t be more than eight on-site consumption permits available (because only retailers and microbusinesses are allowed to undertake on-site consumption under state law).
-City of Alameda will only issue two dispensary/retailer permits. The city’s ordinance allows those retailers to have on-site use or consumption of cannabis or cannabis products in interior areas of the licensed premises. The city has made it relatively easy for those granted a dispensary/retail permit to also provide on on-site consumption.
-Palm Springs has expanded its cannabis regulations to allow for cannabis consumer lounges. “Cannabis Lounge Facility” permits are available in the city, and those holding the proper permits may additionally sell medical and adult-use cannabis and cannabis products.
-Other cities exploring the idea of cannabis lounges include Cathedral city and South Lake Tahoe, but nothing official has happened in either city as of yet. Over time, as legalized cannabis becomes more normalized (and socialized), California will likely see an increase in cities allowing cannabis lounges.
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