Landowners risk consequences from cannabis

Attention Southern Oregon agricultural property owners: Consider yourself on notice. It’s been common knowledge for some time that Jackson and Josephine counties are the scene of illegal marijuana growing. Some of them are massive operations featuring multiple...

Migrant Oregon weed workers face threats amid illegal boom

SALEM, Ore. — Thousands of immigrants working on southern Oregon illegal marijuana farms that authorities say are run by foreign cartels are living in squalid conditions and are sometimes being cheated and threatened by their gangland bosses. The situation has gotten...

Oregon cannabis industry jobs grew 4% in 2020

Cannabis jobs grew 4% in Oregon in 2020, a rough year for employment generally but a landmark year for the industry as it topped $1 billion in sales for the first time. Still, other states moved past Oregon on the cannabis employment leaderboard as legalization...
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