By Eli McVey
Fighting a slow-moving bureaucracy, the overwhelming majority of would-be recreational marijuana businesses in Portland, Oregon, are stuck in various stages of the city’s application process – a frustrating and potentially disastrous scenario for many entrepreneurs hoping to enter the state’s largest cannabis market.
In a cannabis regulatory system unique to Portland, the city requires that all recreational businesses receive a license from the city before they’re allowed to operate. This is in addition to the mandated state license required by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC).
The dual licensure was intended to ensure public safety and
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