Wildfires devastate the west coast cannabis industry.

Article originally appeared here: https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/06/business/wildfires-ravaging-cannabis/index.html

‘Stillness in the air’

Complete losses to the wildfires

Last month, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and other Oregon Congress members introduced a bill that would allow state-legal cannabis businesses to qualify for disaster recovery programs. Like most cannabis-centric legislation, the bill is expected to face stiff opposition in the Republican-led Senate.Canyon Cannabis’ Thacker said he’s hopeful for legislation of that nature, but “I’m certainly not going to hold my breath.”For now, he’s relying on a GoFundMe campaign to help generate funds to rebuild Canyon Cannabis either in Gates or the nearby Mill City, where he once served as mayor. “That’s a lot of magic to recreate,” Thacker said. “I know we can do it, but it’s not going to be easy.”

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