Aug
31
Sep 27

Save the OMMP

There has been a lot of talk in the legislature and governing agencies about making changes to the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program.  In our opinion these changes would be very detrimental to growers, patients, and the cannabis industry as a whole.  These changes must be spoken out against.  Below is a document that outlines the discussed changes and a strategy for speaking out against them.

 

Aug
31
Sep 16

Cannabis Industry Letter to OLCC+

The following letter was submitted to the OLCC, OHA, and Oregon Legislature from the various participants in the cannabis industry.  Please read it over and then call, write, email, visit your legislators and make sure that they know how important we in the industry believe thorough testing for cannabis is. 

 

TO: Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Liquor Control
Commission, and Oregon Legislature


We are OLCC Processors, Producers, and Retailers writing to you today
in regards to the pesticide testing requirements currently being discussed at
the OHA Rules Advisory Committee. Certain members of the industry are
advocating lessening the requirements for pesticide testing, and we believe
this would be a catastrophic mistake for many reasons.


The cannabis industry has a problem with pesticides. The industry has
relied on poor practices for far too long, and the current testing
requirements are only now shining a light on the residual pesticides leftover
in cannabis products. Everyone remembers the Oregonian article of 2015 that
highlighted the extreme number of products being sold over the counter
which failed compliance testing when checked by an independent and
reputable laboratory*. This article helped push lawmakers to regulate labs,
create more stringent pesticide testing, and demand that we as cannabis
business owners evolve with the industry, and develop clean and responsible
techniques for production. Recently an investigative report in California
which took over 40 samples from 15 dispensaries found 93% of products
tested positive for toxic pesticides*.


Currently over 25% of concentrates and extracts are failing testing
requirements for pesticides. The prevalence of these toxic chemicals is a
warning sign to you as regulators, that the industry needs cleaning up.
Reducing pesticide testing limits will allow large amounts of toxic products
to make their way to market, and inevitably compromise the health and
safety of untold number of Oregonians.


The narrative that you have been hearing from opponents of these
regulations would have you believe that there is no way to produce cannabis
on a commercial level with rigorous pesticide testing. This is not true, and
this myth is being promoted because of business owners who are now caught
with tainted product due to unsafe practices. We as cannabis business owners
are writing to you today to tell you that there are simple means of
production without using banned pesticides, and many companies in Oregon
are successfully passing testing requirements with all of their products.
We urge you to act responsibly, and to do what is right for the
consumers of Oregon. Do not bend to industry pressure. The fate of a few
cannabis companies caught with tainted product should not be prioritized
over the hundreds of thousands of cannabis consumers in Oregon. The
people of Oregon deserve clean and reliably safe products.


Thank you for your attention.


Jun
10
9:00 am09:00

PDX Hempfest Expo

As the ‘Green Rush’ grows, Cannabis industry leaders, entrepreneurs, networkers and newcomers will gather to learn best business practices for maintaining a successful Cannabis business. At the 2017 PDX HEMPFEST© Expo they will gain knowledge about emerging Cannabis topics and policy issues.

May
7
9:00 am09:00

Sustainable Cannabis Fair

1st Annual Sustainable Cannabis Fair

Sunday, May 7th 11am-6pm

Jubilee Park in Cave Junction

Presented by Illinois Valley Soil and Water Conservation District & Cave Junction Famers Market

Cannabis cultivation, a vital part of the Illinois Valley & Josephine County economy, is having serious and unintended impacts on our natural resources. High quality, high yield cannabis can be grown with cost-effective, sustainable methods. Experienced speakers and workshops will provide information about:

  • Cultivate the health of soils
  • Efficient irrigation that prevents run-off
  • Salmon friendly fertilizer and pest control
Apr
21
Apr 30

Protect Clean Cannabis

The Public Health and Safety of Oregonians and law abiding cannabis businesses are at risk. Oregon Lawmakers want to eradicate pesticide testing requirements. These proposed rules will hurt public health and harm businesses that are complying with the rules.


Please let the State know that it is their responsibility to protect a viable and long term cannabis industry in Oregon, which includes rigorous pesticide testing. Ask them to require 100% quality control testing for pesticides & support HB 3448.

Contact the decision makers by April 30th!

Mar
11
Mar 12

THC Faire, Corvallis

Our friends at the Oregon THC Fair will be coming to Corvallis the second weekend of March. Vendors, speakers, door prizes, and music will make for a fun and information filled weekend.

For more information go to http://www.thcfair.com/events.php

Feb
22
6:00 pm18:00

OSGG Member's Meeting

Please join us for the first OSGG member's meeting of 2017.  On the docket will be a presentation by our lawyer Paul Loney discussing the myriad of rules, regulations and changes to the cannabis laws that have been implemented in the last months of 2016 and the first months of 2017.  Also nominations for new board membership will be accepted.

The meeting will be held at the Redwood Grange in Grants Pass, located at 1830 Redwood Ave.  The meeting will begin at 6pm.

Jan
30
9:00 am09:00

Josephine County Commissioners Land Use Meeting

The Josephine County Commissioners will meet Monday morning to discuss land use regulations concerning marijuana cultivation.  For more details and a complete text of the proposed regulations go to.

http://co.josephine.or.us/Files/013017%20Text%20Amendments.pdf

http://www.co.josephine.or.us/SIB/files/Text%20Amendment%20Staff%20Report%20%26%20Amendments%20012317.pdf

Jan
23
4:00 pm16:00

Josephine County proposed cannabis discussion

A meeting to discuss the proposed Josephine County cannabis regulations and the infringement of personal and property rights.  A petition will be presented to demand reasonable regulation.  

The meeting will be held at the County Building, 102 S. Redwood Hwy, Cave Junction.

Sponsored by the Libertarian Party of Oregon.

Jan
21
Jan 22

THC Fair, Medford, OR

Our friends at the Oregon THC Fair will be coming to Medford for the first THC Fair of 2017.  Vendors, speakers, door prizes, and music will make for a fun and information filled weekend.

Jan
20
6:00 pm18:00

Josephine County proposed cannabis discussion

A meeting to discuss the proposed Josephine County cannabis regulations and the infringement of personal and property rights.  A petition will be presented to demand reasonable regulation.  

The meeting will be held at the Redwood Grange in Grants Pass located at 1830 Redwood Ave

Sponsored by the Libertarian Party of Oregon.