Will Higlin Named OLCC Deputy Director

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OREGON: Will Higlin has been appointed Deputy Director for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission as of April 1, 2017.  The announcement comes after Merle Lindsey, respected 35-year veteran of OLCC, announced his retirement from the agency as Deputy Director. Higlin joined the OLCC in May 2014 as the Liquor Licensing Director, and was quickly promoted to Read the full article…

WSLCB Notice of Extension: Petition of Kittitas County for a Declaratory Order

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WASHINGTON: Recently the Board solicited comments from interested parties concerning the Petition of Kittitas County for a Declaratory Order. Initially the Board anticipated issuing a Declaratory Order by today unless an extension of time was necessary. Due to the volume and nature of the comments received the Board has determined that additional time is needed Read the full article…

Tilray Announces Medical Cannabis Export To Cyprus

Tilray to export mmj to Cyprus

CANADA:  Tilray, a global leader in medical cannabis research and production, today announced that Tilray cannabinoid products have arrived and are cleared for distribution in European Union member state Cyprus after the company received necessary approvals in Canada and Cyprus to export cannabinoid formulations for patients in Cyprus. “We are proud to be able to offer Read the full article…

OLCC To Create Cannabis Tracking System User Groups

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OLCC Seeks applicants for Metrc User Group and Training Advisory Groups OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is announcing the formation of three groups to enhance the functionality of and training related to the OLCC’s Cannabis Tracking System (Metrc). The three groups will be: A licensee user group that will prioritize and request system enhancements to Metrc; A licensee training advisory group that Read the full article…

OLCC Approves Medical Bump-Up Canopy For Marijuana Producers

Oregon increases mmj canopy

OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission today approved rules allowing growers licensed in Oregon’s Recreational Marijuana Program to grow marijuana specifically for Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) cardholders.  Under this “medical bump-up” arrangement recreational producers will be allowed to grow additional canopy above what is allowed in their OLCC license. The new rules allow producers to enter Read the full article…

WSLCB Notice Of Rule Making: Pesticides Emergency Rules

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board filed Emergency Rules with the Code Reviser’s Office for Chapter 314-55 WAC. The board approved refiling emergency rules for WAC 314-55-108, Pesticide action levels to continue requirements until permanent rules become effective. The rules become effective today, April 19, 2017, and expire August 19, 2017, or when permanent rules Read the full article…

Questions, Answers About North Dakota And Medical Marijuana

Questions about mmj

By Blake Nicholson, Associated Press NORTH DAKOTA: With the pending signature of Gov. Doug Burgum, medical marijuana will become legal in North Dakota. Here’s a look at what’s next: WHEN WILL IT BE AVAILABLE? Within a year, according to state health officials who will regulate the system. The health department expects five of every 1,000 North Read the full article…

Walker To Sign Marijuana Extract Bill

Walker to sign marijuana extract bill

By Associated Press WISCONSIN: Gov. Scott Walker is set to sign into law a bill that would legalize possession of a marijuana extract used to treat seizures.  The governor plans to sign the bill Monday in Burlington. Parents of children who suffer from seizures have pushed for access to cannabidiol oil for years.  The bill would Read the full article…

Rules Set For North Dakota Medical Marijuana Program

Oregon increases mmj canopy

By James MacPherson, Associated Press NORTH DAKOTA: The Legislature on Thursday approved a set of rules to govern the use of medical marijuana in North Dakota, an uncomfortable compromise for many Republican lawmakers in the conservative state who were surprised that voters legalized it. The Senate got the two-thirds majority vote needed to amend the citizen initiative, Read the full article…

Colorado Has Backed Off Plans For Marijuana Clubs

Colorado backs away from pot clubs

By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press COLORADO: Colorado lawmakers have backed off plans to regulate marijuana clubs, saying the state would invite a federal crackdown by approving Amsterdam-style pot clubs. The state House voted Thursday to amend a bill that would have set rules for how private pot clubs could work. It was a dramatic reversal. Bring-your-own Read the full article…