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Select CBD Line by Cura now sold at New Seasons Market’s 21 stores

PORTLAND, Ore. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Select CBD, a hemp-derived CBD brand by Cura Wellness, announced a partnership with New Seasons Market to provide products for sale at New Seasons neighborhood grocery stores in Oregon, California and Washington. Customers can purchase Select’s hemp-derived line of Select CBD Drops, Select PETS Drops, Select Muscle Rub and Montel by Select CBD Capsules. Select CBD products are hemp-derived and contain zero percent THC. The brand pairs naturally extracted essences with CBD rich oil, capturing the synergy between herbs and CBD. Like New Seasons, Select prides itself on sourcing only the best quality local

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America’s CBD boom: Brazen claims, fake products, regulatory scrutiny

Got arthritis? Dry skin? Menstrual cramps? Trouble sleeping or feeling stressed? The CBD industry claims it has the cure for you. Such assertions are becoming increasingly common — and brazen — as the cannabis compound commonly known as CBD proliferates in drinks, baked goods, tinctures, body lotions and even bath salts. To some, the hype echoes 19th-century snake oil advertisements that promised to cure “all aches and pains!” While CBD is generally believed to be safe, scant research has been conducted on its medical and health benefits, because cannabis has long been prohibited at the federal level. The only clinically

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Congress urged to fully open banks to marijuana industry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bank officials and others urged Congress on Wednesday to fully open the doors of the U.S. banking system to the legal marijuana industry, a change that supporters say would reduce crime risks and resolve a litany of challenges for cannabis companies, from paying taxes to getting a loan. Most Americans live in states where marijuana is legally available in some form. But there’s a problem when it comes to banks: Most don’t want anything to do with money from the cannabis industry for fear it could expose them to legal trouble from the federal government, which

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Snowstorm can’t stop women’s cannabis event

Despite a rare low-elevation snowstorm that kept many people off the roads last weekend, more than 65 women braved the snow and ice for the kickoff of a new women’s cannabis group in the Rogue Valley. The event, for the launch of Tokeativity’s Rogue Valley Chapter, was held at Rogue Soil in Medford. The RSVP-only Love Yourself Social welcomed women from all over Southern Oregon who are in the cannabis industry — or who just love the plant — to meet each other, hang out and toke. The event was sold out. “I didn’t anticipate that big of a turnout,

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The ‘Big Pause’ continues

New cannabis businesses looking to open in Oregon have at least another 12 to 18 months to wait, according to Danica Hibpshman, statewide director of licensing at the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. The OLCC, facing a long list of business applications and renewal applications from existing businesses, hit the pause button in June 2018, telling prospective cannabis business owners they wouldn’t be processing any new business applications until the understaffed agency could get caught up. “Renewals are bogging down our system,” Hibpshman said. “Processing renewals can be as time-intensive as new licenses.” Hibpshman and a handful of her colleagues from

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Ashland business unveils hemp cigarettes

Southern Oregon businesses network at the fifth-annual CCC event in Portland Sean Roberts and Thomas Letchworth of Ashland went to a cannabis business conference in Portland last week to sell their new brand of hemp cigarettes. Ted Jared and Hannah Watters, owners of Corner Creek Farms in White City, went to the conference to sell their cannabis farm. The fifth annual Cannabis Collaborative Conference, held Jan. 23 and 24 at the Portland Expo, brought together buyers, sellers, growers, product manufacturers and a host of professionals who service the cannabis industry, including lawyers, government regulators and marketing specialists. Roberts and Letchworth

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Out in the open

The cannabis industry may be legal and flourishing here in Oregon, but when it comes to allowing people to consume in social and commercial settings similar to wine-tasting rooms, beer gardens and microbreweries, the state has more to accomplish. A new campaign is underway to spur momentum for legalizing cannabis consumption spaces in the 2019 legislative session. The campaign kicked off officially at an event in late August, hosted by the newly formed New Revenue Coalition, a political action committee composed of cannabis industry businesses and allies with the mission of legalizing common consumption spaces for cannabis in Oregon, and

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Plain Jane

Say you want to smoke a little bud but not get stoned and not create that strong pot odor. Or say you want to have a cigarette and get that relaxed feeling that seems to handle anxiety, but you don’t want nicotine and you don’t want to create that strong stench of tobacco. There’s probably a market for something like that, thought two young, ambitious graduates from MIT — and they just opened a shop on Main Street in Medford as the launching pad for their hemp prerolls, which they call Plain Jane. Get it? It’s Mary Jane but plain:

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Local growers score at Dope Cup

It was a post-apocalyptic Halloween party for cannabis lovers of all kinds at the 4th annual Dope Cup Awards Oct. 29 in Portland. Held at Staver Locomotive, the event brought together cannabis brands around the state competing in more than 30 categories ranging from Best Distillate and Best Terpene Profile to Best Topical and Best CBD Edible. It’s a party where bongs hang suspended from gas masks, kombucha is poured from taps and given away for free (because alcohol isn’t permitted); joints and blunts are passed around generously; and cannabis companies get to mingle with their customers, rub elbows with

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Madrone Cannabis Club: Modern-day pioneers

People who are starting cannabis farms and opening dispensaries now, in the early years of legal recreational cannabis, are actually pioneers whose stories will likely go down in Oregon history along with the brave wagon train trailblazers and early loggers, fruit growers and vintners. If you ask them, they’ll probably be glad to fill your ear with stories about cruel jail sentences and painful physical problems that were endured before society said, hey, this stuff ain’t hurtin’ anyone and might help. Not untypical are Lillian and Alex Whitnell, a married couple of 20-somethings who pioneered west from Illinois to create

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Summer 2020 TOC:

  • Cannabis Entrepreneurs: The women behind ‘Ladies of Paradise’
  • Terroir: Inside the science of tasty bud
  • Cannabis Cooking: Canna-balls styled after Alice’s ‘Brownies’
  • Retail: Home delivery gets a boost
  • Profile: River City Retail has a winning formula
  • Retail: Pandemic fuels pot-buying explosion
  • Religion: Cannabis for churchgoers
  • Growing: Hardy Seeds in Ashland shares why hemp loves company
  • COVID-19: Hemp farming – ‘It’s a lot safer than working at McDonalds’
  • Retail: Drive-thru bud at La Mota

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Murphy Hemp and Wellness in Grants Pass is serving up an alternative form of medicine. Here they break down some variants in CBD – isolates, broad-spectrum, and full-spectrum (also know as whole plant extract).