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 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…

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…

OLCC Talks Licensing, Temporary Regulations For Marijuana Businesses

Recreational retail shops won’t be open until October.

OREGON: Raised hands quickly shot up from potential recreational marijuana business owners who had plenty of questions for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission at a meeting Thursday. The state agency’s first of seven workshops about licensing and temporary rules was at the Riverhouse Convention Center in Bend. The other workshops will take place in Medford, Read the full article…

OLCC Adopts Temporary Rules For Retail Marijuana Sales

OLCC releases temp rules

OREGON:  The Oregon Liquor Control Commission voted to accept temporary rules that will govern Oregon’s retail marijuana system once it’s fully operational next year. The rules would limit the size of growing operations and prohibit medical and recreational stores under one roof. The on-site use of marijuana would be prohibited, and delivery of pot would face stiff Read the full article…

Trees And Marijuana Lead Salem City Council Agenda

The proposed ordinance includes numerous suggestions including a renaming of the city code, the streamlining and clarification of the appeal, notification and variance processes.

OREGON: Trees and commercial marijuana production top the agenda for the Monday, Sept. 28, Salem City Council meeting. There will be a first reading of Ordinance Bill 22-15, which would amend city code to restrict the commercial production of recreational marijuana to indoor production sites, or outdoor sites within exclusive farm use zone.  The council Read the full article…

Oregonian To OLCC: Allow Out-of-State Marijuana Business Investment

The fees, which marijuana industry representatives say are excessive, are spelled out in the latest draft of temporary rules issued Friday by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

OREGON: When crafting a marijuana legalization measure, it is necessary to balance several objectives, including: personal freedom and public safety; tax revenue and responsible use; free speech and advertising restrictions designed to keep marijuana out of the hands of minors; and out-of-state competition vs. protecting in-state mom and pops. When drafting Measure 91, we co-authors carefully considered Read the full article…

Oregon Recruiting 11 Recreational Marijuana Inspectors

At the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, jobs are being created to get ready for implementing recreational marijuana policies.

OREGON:  The day when recreational marijuana will be available for purchase in Oregon is fast approaching. At the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, jobs are being created to get ready for implementing recreational marijuana policies. Some context: On Oct. 1, medical marijuana dispensaries in most areas will begin selling some kinds of marijuana products to consumers. Read the full article…

Growing Number Of Oregon Cities, Counties Banning Marijuana

At least a dozen Oregon cities and counties have taken steps to ban marijuana businesses from their boundaries.

OREGON:  At least a dozen Oregon cities and counties have taken steps to ban marijuana businesses from their boundaries as the state prepares to begin retail sales in October.Four counties and eight cities have informed the Oregon Liquor Control Commission that they plan to ban marijuana producers, processors, wholesalers and retailers. In some jurisdictions, the Read the full article…