Lightscale Labs Announces Cannabis Pesticide Testing In Oregon

Lightscale Labs announced new pesticide testing services for cannabis, joining a short list of accredited laboratories in Oregon offering the full suite of compliance testing required for recreational and medical cannabis products.

OREGON: Lightscale Labs has joined a short list of accredited laboratories in Oregon how offering the full suite of compliance testing required for recreational and medical cannabis products. “Pesticide testing is a critical component of making cannabis safer for Oregonians,” said Justin Ouellette, CEO of Lightscale Labs. “Cannabis producers and consumers alike have spoken loudly in favor of rigorous safety standards, Read the full article…

Oregon: Legal Marijuana Economy Generating Millions, Report Says

Marijuana is big business

OREGON: The state’s licensed cannabis industry has created over 12,500 new jobs and is generating over $300 million in annual wages, according to a preliminary economic report provided to the legislature’s House Committee on Economic Development and Trade. The report, authored by Whitney Economics, identified over 900 cannabis-related businesses (as of February 21, 2007), with another 1,225 businesses awaiting licensure. Read the full article…

Oregon Legislature Raises Tobacco Sales Age To 21, Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature

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OREGON:  The Oregon House of Representatives today ratified previous action by the Oregon Senate in passing an historic Tobacco 21 bill. The bill was amended in the House Rules Committee to remove any language prohibiting possession of tobacco products for those under 21. SB 754 will need to return to the Senate floor for a concurrence vote Read the full article…

Ethical Cannabis Alliance & Organic Cannabis Association Merge To Form Cannabis Certification Council

Introducing the CCC

Newly Re-Named Cannabis Certification Council Receives Legacy Funding Mandate to Ensure High Labor Standards and Organic integrity for Cannabis Produced and Sold in the United States OREGON: Ethical Cannabis Alliance and the Organic Cannabis Association, non-profit organizations respectively based in Portland, Oregon and Denver, Colorado, are merging and adopting a new name; The Cannabis Certification Council Read the full article…

Oregrown Sponsors Humane Society Gala

Christina Hadgar HSCO

OREGON:  Oregrown Industries, Oregon’s premier farm-to-table cannabis company, is a platinum sponsor of the Humane Society of Central Oregon‘s 12th annual Tuxes and Tails gala and fundraiser this Saturday, June 10th at the Riverhouse Convention Center in Bend, Oregon. “The work of the Humane Society is vital both for the animals and for our community,” said Oregrown co-founder Christina Hadar. “The whole Read the full article…

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 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

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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…