Vince Sliwoski

Vince manages Harris Bricken’s Portland office and is a professor of Cannabis Law and Policy at Lewis & Clark Law School. He is a well-rounded attorney with expertise in a wide range of transactional law.

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Lately, we have been getting a lot of questions from Oregon cannabis clients up and down the industry about what exactly happens on October 1. The short answer is that on that date, all Oregon Health Authority (OHA) medical program registrants and all Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) licensees packaging pot for ultimate sale to […]

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Over the past year, cannabis in Oregon has been the subject of many national headlines. Most of this coverage has been positive, with reportage ranging from the state’s innovative recreational pot program to the recent display of marijuana plants at the Oregon state fair. Last week, however, Oregon cannabis was in the spotlight for a […]

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Like many commercial crops, cannabis cultivation can be water intensive. Increased production in pot-friendly states has been flagged by many as a water and electricity usage issue, especially in light of oft-strained natural resources. For this reason, some of the Western states have begun to regulate cannabis businesses’ water and power usage. In the case of […]

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In Oregon, Washington, California and elsewhere, we have structured a good number of deals involving cannabis investors as of late. Several of these deals have stretched into the seven figures. In some deals we represent the investor(s); in others we represent the business. This blog post will cover five important considerations for cannabis businesses looking […]

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So here is a story, published last Friday in The Oregonian, about a pot artist named Greenhand who rolls large, imaginative joints. These joints take every shape from super hero to watermelon, and are apparently fully smokable. Some of the joints are hefty and cost upwards of $10,000. One weighs 4.2 pounds. The Greenhand story […]

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The Oregon medical marijuana market has always been a nebulous place, at least from a regulatory perspective. For many years, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) recognized only patients, their caregivers and growers. Everything was based on cards and plant counts, and though no one was supposed to make money, many people did. In 2013, dispensaries were […]

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  On Friday, one of Portland’s best ad agencies, Sockeye, launched a video advertising campaign for a marijuana beverage. The beverage is called “Legal,” manufactured by one of our long-time clients, Mirth Provisions. While we seldom blog about clients, the catchy ad (which quickly rang up over 7,000 views) got people talking about the nexus […]

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In state level marijuana programs, compliance is king. Last week we wrote about the final, permanent rules for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s (OLCC) recreational marijuana program. In that post, we mentioned that all cannabis business employees must hold a marijuana worker permit, not just retail employees. We also mentioned that information about the permit […]

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In our most recent update on Oregon’s evolving thicket of cannabis rules, we mentioned that the temporary rules for the recreational program would expire last week, on June 28. New, permanent rules took effect the next day, and you can find them here. That 90-page document is helpful in that it contains struck-through language for temporary […]

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