This week, Southern Oregon wildfires have plowed through small towns, leveled hundreds of homes and businesses, and now threatens part of the state’s outdoor cannabis industry processes. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission reported statewide, an estimated 20 percent of state-licensed marijuana businesses – roughly 408 – face some level of evacuation. That includes stores, marijuana processors, and producers. Additionally, the agency said 73 marijuana producers, like outdoor farms, have been ordered to evacuate. Many of those operations are in southern Oregon, a region synonymous with outdoor cannabis cultivation. In addition, state officials said a “significant” number of marijuana businesses in Clackamas County are also under threat from fast-moving wildfires. Early Wednesday, wildfires encroached on Josephine County’s Takilma, prompting an evacuation order of the counter-culture enclave long associated with cannabis.
Cannabis Business Executive – Cannabis and Marijuana industry news, 09/10/2020 08:22:59