Industrial hemp will take a bite out of Oregon's outdoor cannabis in 2019

Hemp is set to eat into Oregon’s 2019 outdoor cannabis production, potentially slowing the state’s accumulation of excess cannabis inventory that now exceeds 1 million pounds of unsold product. From 2016 to 2018, the number of licensed hemp producers in Oregon jumped from 13 to 584. Statewide acreage devoted to hemp production likewise more than doubled to 7,808 acres last year from 3,469 in 2017. We’re poised to see that number climb higher now that the 2018 Farm Bill has granted hemp federal legality that still eludes cannabis.

It’s not just Oregon jumping on the hemp bandwagon, either. Hemp production is booming across the country. Nationwide acreage devoted to hemp production tripled from 25,713 acres to 78,176 in 2018. Tennessee just reported an 1,100% increase in licensed hemp farmers. And the Iowa Senate overwhelmingly approved new industrial hemp rules 49-1 this week.

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How to solve a problem like the cannabis supply chain

“The black market had many drawbacks but it did a better job of balancing supply and demand nationally than the regulated market has so far.” This line from the Stamford Advocate resonated with me today as I was digesting the day’s feed of cannabis news. As we continue to adjust to an over-supplied Oregon market sitting on a million pounds of unsold inventory, it’s easy to reminisce about what we lost in the transition to recreational cannabis markets.

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When can we ship cannabis across state lines?

“The black market had many drawbacks but it did a better job of balancing supply and demand nationally than the regulated market has so far.” This line from the Stamford Advocate resonated with me today as I was digesting the day’s feed of cannabis news. As we continue to adjust to an over-supplied Oregon market sitting on a million pounds of unsold inventory, it’s easy to reminisce about what we lost in the transition to recreational cannabis markets.

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SAFE Banking Act brings new life to federal banking for cannabis companies

Federal cannabis banking solutions took another small step towards reality last week when the House Financial Services Committee approved the SAFE Act (Secure and Fair Enforcement) 45-15 for a vote on the House floor. With widespread Democratic support, the bill, introduced by Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and Denny Heck (D-WA) is expected to pass the House easily. The bill’s fate in the Republican controlled Senate is less certain, but bipartisan support may drive Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to at least allow the bill to the Senate floor for a vote.

The SAFE Act would be a boon to the cannabis industry. Legal (state, if not federal) cannabis businesses have had limited access to state chartered credit unions for a few years, but the possibility of federal criminal liability for money laundering has kept big banks out of the cannabis game. And in states with limited banking options, that means many cannabis businesses are still dealing in cash, with all of the associated risks that large cash transactions bring.

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Eaze cannabis deliveries come to Portland area

We are proud to have partnered with Eaze for Portland area cannabis home deliveries. Eaze’s Web site will be familiar to anyone who has ever purchased online (read: everyone). The sign-up process took about 2 minutes. Just choose a login, upload your photo ID for age verification, and start shopping. You must also have phone capable of receiving SMS messages for verification.

For those who don’t live near cannabis retailers or simply prefer a curated menu without having to leave the house, Eaze is filling the delivery niche at a level not previously available in Oregon. Eaze also accepts credit cards (and cash if you’re an old school cannabis buyer), which is still a rarity in our industry.

Eaze has been operating in California but moved into the Oregon this spring. After a soft opening, they have begun marketing in force and you might even have seen a billboard or two around town. We currently have three strains available for delivery: Frosted Cherry Cookies, THC Bomb, and Wedding Crasher. We’re excited for a new way to reach the people who love Boring Weed!

Best Oregon Flower Company of 2018

We were honored and humbled to be named Oregon’s Best Flower Company of 2018 by Leafly.

“Of all the new farms I’ve seen in 2018, Boring Weed Co.—the recreational offshoot of well-known Oregon medical grow, Real McCoy Farms—has managed to consistently impress me from their first batch to their most current. At the forefront of creative cannabis, Boring uses a hydroponic feed technique involving both organics and salts, giving the team the control they need to form the muscular, ornamental visual quality to match their bag-penetrating aromatics.

Strains like the museum-quality, purple-and-citrus Tropicanna Cookies first caught my attention, while in-house crosses like the Milk Stache and cutting-edge flavors including the Grape Durban bred by Cannarado and the Meatbreath crossed by Thug Pug illustrate Boring’s expertise at identifying and expressing genetics both exotic and crowd-pleasing.”

Source: https://www.leafly.com/news/strains-produc...

Grape Durban places at the 2018 Dope Cup

Our Grape Durban was the runner up at the 2018 Dope Cup for best terpene profile. A cross between Grape Pie and Durban Poison, this flower is a sticky, aromatic, terpene-infused delight. Judges scored it a 95.38 out of 100.

Grape Durban retains most of the structure of Durban Poison, but infuses that sweet Durban smell with a room filling myrcene-rich aroma from Grape Pie. It is a nearly perfect flavor marriage of the two parent strains.

Grape Durban

Grape Durban

Source: https://dopemagazine.com/attend/dopecupor/