Cannabis Tourism – Oregon’s New Cash Crop?

Oregon’s Legal Sale of Marijuana Comes With Reprieve

Early Oregon Rec Sales Would Provide Lifeline for Some Dispensaries, Big Profits for Others

By John Schroyer

The fate of some Oregon medical marijuana businesses rests in the hands of Gov. Kate Brown.  Read More…

Oregon Dispensaries Could Ease Into Recreational Marijuana

Dispensaries in Oregon may not have to jump through many hoops to begin selling recreational cannabis this fall.

The state recently released proposed rules covering the early sale of adult-use marijuana, and it appears existing dispensaries will be able to make a smooth transition into the recreational market. Read More

Oregonlive – Chalice Farms targets tourist market

With its rough-sawn cedar walls, burled maple counters and muted colors, William Simpson’s upscale shop in downtown Dundee could easily be mistaken for a wine tasting room.

Thing is, Simpson’s not selling Oregon pinot. He’s selling pot.

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Cannabis Creative Conference Review

Last week I attended the Cannabis Creative Conference, it was held at the Expo Center in Portland. The program stated that the Cannabis Creative Conference, “was designed to be a celebration of an industry milestone in Oregon with the passing of Measure 91″. Over the course of 2 days attendees were privy to educational sessions for current business owners, or those itching to start a new endeavor. Along with the sessions that included some 27 speakers, there were also over 60 companies in attendance with exhibitor booths, and at the end of day 1 there was a networking session with drinks and snacks where people could become more familiar with one another.

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Out-of-state dollars could make Oregon pot capital of the country

PORTLAND, Ore. — Loose regulations when it comes to out-of-state money investing in marijuana is primed to make Oregon the pot capital of the country.

“Oregon is going to lead the nation,” said cannabis grower William Simpson.

Oregon will be the third state to set up recreational marijuana shops. Colorado and Washington both have residency requirements, which keep out-of-state businesses from investing in the marijuana business. With so much cannabis being grown in Oregon, the businesses won’t be making money at the start.

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The Cannabis Creative Conference Is Coming To Portland This Month

Last night I got to hear about the Cannabis Creative Conference while attending the Portland Women Grow event. The event’s organizer, Mary Lou Burton, was extremely entertaining. I really like that the event is ‘from the industry, for the industry.’ So many marijuana business events these days are run by people that have virtually no experience in the cannabis industry, nor have they fought to reform the cannabis laws that created the opportunities that are around today. This conference is going to be much different than those kind of events.

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An interview with William Simpson, a cannabis industry expert, about Measure 91 and cannabis legalization in Oregon, what it means and its effects on Oregon’s economy, and about the Cannabis Creative Conference in July.

Click HERE To listen to the informative interview


The Oregonian Interviews William Simpson regarding pesticides

Pest control

West Linn grower takes a conservative approach to pesticides

June 11, 2015

William Simpson has one requirement before visitors enter his pristine marijuana grow site: They need to wrap their shoes in white paper booties.

Pests — mites in particular — hitch rides on shoes. Mold and pollen, too. All of it can quickly contaminate cannabis plants and wipe out a crop.

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