Will Higlin Named OLCC Deputy Director

Will Higlin

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…

OLCC April Commission Meeting Recording

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OREGON: The April Commission Meeting recording is now available on the OLCC’s website: AUDIO (1 of 3) AUDIO (2 of 3) AUDIO (3 of 3)   To download the text of the amended/adopted administrative rules approved at the meeting, go to: http://www.oregon.gov/olcc/Pages/laws_and_rules.aspx.      

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…

OLCC Notice of Public Hearing: Pesticides, Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals

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OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) will be holding a Public Hearing to address amendments to OAR 845-025-2070 – Pesticides, Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals.  In January, OLCC temporarily amended 845-025-2070 to align the rule with the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s Marijuana Compliance Assistance Program. This program allows marijuana producers who participate in the program to Read the full article…

OLCC Notice of Public Hearing: Alternating Proprietors Package

production of hash oil

OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will be holding a Public Hearing to address amending OAR 845-025-3250 and adopting 845-05-3255 - Alternating Proprietors Package. As OLCC staff has begun licensing cannabinoid edible processors, staff has discovered that many processor do not own a commercial kitchen to produce their products. Instead, as is common in the catering industry, many Read the full article…

Oregon Retail Licensees Required To STOP Collecting, Retaining Consumer Info

OLCC protects privacy of retail transactions.

Collection of Customer Data Ends; Previously Collected Information Must Be Destroyed OREGON: Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 863 into law on April 17, 2017. SB 863 prohibits marijuana retailers from recording, retaining or transferring information contained on a passport, driver’s license, military identification card or other identification card. What are marijuana retailers required to do? Beginning Read the full article…

OLCC Announces Spring 2017 Recreational Marijuana Workshops


OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), along with the Oregon Department of Agriculture, the Oregon Department of Revenue, and Franwell Metrc – the provider of Oregon’s Cannabis Tracking System (CTS), will hold Recreational Marijuana Program licensee workshops around the state in May, 2017. The workshops will be held in Eugene at Lane Community College Read the full article…

OLCC Updates Cities/Counties Prohibiting Licensed Recreational Marijuana Facilities

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OREGON: The following cities or counties have prohibited the establishment of Licensed Recreational Marijuana producers, processors, wholesalers, and/or retailers. The cities or counties listed below have: Provided the OLCC with a copy of their ordinance, per Chapter475B. Signed and returned the official “Local Option Opt‐Out” form which can be found at www.marijuana.oregon.gov. Have put or Read the full article…

OLCC Issues Marijuana Product Recall For Pesticide Laden Blue Magoo

OLCC issues product recall for bad Blue Magoo

OREGON:  The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is issuing an immediate health and safety advisory due to the identification of potentially unsafe pesticide residue on retail plant material produced from marijuana cultivated by Emerald Wave Estate, LLC. The affected marijuana failed a pesticide test for pyrethrins exceeding the Oregon Health Authority action level for this class Read the full article…