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State Produces Guide for Recreational Marijuana Businesses

Designed to Help Navigate State and Local Government Requirements

November 20, 2015

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Portland, Oregon – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has released a “Business Readiness Guidebook for Oregon Recreational Marijuana Operations” for individuals interested in applying for a recreational marijuana license.  The guidebook was produced under the guidance of Governor Kate Brown’s office, with contributions from more than a dozen state agencies that directly regulate the marijuana industry or regulate business.

“Obtaining a license from the OLCC is just one step to establishing a marijuana related business,” said Steve Marks, Executive Director of the OLCC.  “The OLCC wants to help this industry become successful and compliant, and having this guide to help navigate the business regulatory process is an important component of that effort.”

From building codes to odor control, from waste management to workplace safety, the Business Readiness Guidebook provides an overview of the rules and requirements within the larger regulatory framework under which all businesses in Oregon must operate.

By pointing to where up-to-date state and local information can be found the OLCC expects the guide will help businesses be better prepared to establish legal recreational marijuana operations in Oregon and comply with state and local law.

The “Business Readiness Guidebook for Oregon Recreational Marijuana Operations” can be found on the OLCC website and will be updated with current information as it becomes available.

For more information:
Mark Pettinger, Spokesperson
[email protected]  (503) 872-5115

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On Wednesday, Nov. 18, CanopyBoulder’s Fall 2015 class will host “CanopyBoulder Demo Day,” a presentation of nine pioneering startups that are now ready to pitch their companies to seasoned investors after an intensive 13-week business accelerator program.

“We’re really proud of them,” said Patrick Rea, Co-Founder and CEO of CanopyBoulder. “After 13 weeks of incredibly intense work, by the teams and our staff, we’re excited about how far they’ve come and the traction they have.”

Demo Day will be live streamed here, starting at 5 p.m. MST. Tickets are $5.00 and proceeds go to Students for Sensible Drug Policy.

CanopyBoulder was founded in 2014 as a seed-stage business accelerator focused on ancillary products and services in the legal cannabis industry. Teams that are accepted into the program receive $20,000 in startup capital and a 12-week mentor-driven bootcamp in return for a 9.5% equity stake.

Fall 2015 companies run the gamut from innovative vaporizer products to business intelligence software to subscription-based services for cannabis connoisseurs. A full list of this season’s companies can be found here.

If you are an entrepreneur and this program sounds interesting, you are in luck. CanopyBoulder is now accepting applications for the Spring 2016 class. The deadline for this application period is Dec. 31, 2015, and applicants are required to attend and participate in CanopyBoulder’s accelerator program.

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In Case you Missed It

New Frontier and ArcView Market Research announced a breakthrough partnership (featured in Forbes)  to raise the bar in cannabis industry reporting. New Frontier, the leading Big Data and analytics provider in the cannabis industry, and ArcView Market Research, the top selling publisher of cannabis market information, will join forces to produce the 4th edition of the best-selling report The State of Legal Marijuana Markets.

This highly anticipated report, assessing all legal marijuana markets in the United States, will be released in winter 2016.

In honor of this announcement, New Frontier is proud to offer its valued subscribers and Pot-stocks.com members a special pre-sale discount of $150, expiring this week on November 20, 2015

We hope you can take advantage of this member’s only offer!