OLCC Commission Adopts Updated Rules For Marijuana Program

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Approves Marijuana Licensee Stipulated Settlements OREGON: At its monthly meeting on January 16, 2020, the Commissioners of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved five marijuana violation stipulated settlement agreements.  The Commission also adopted changes to the rules for the Recreational Marijuana Program that address technical fixes and changes made during the 2019 legislative session. Many of the approved Read the full article…

Oregon: OLCC Issues Marijuana Product Recall

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Winberry Farms Sweet Leaf Blend Pre-rolls Failed Pesticide Test  Portland, OR – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is issuing an immediate health and safety advisory due to the identification of potentially unsafe pesticide residue on plant material used in a packaged retail marijuana product.  The product in question was cultivated by licensed marijuana producer Ard Ri and packaged Read the full article…

WSLCB Issues Emergency License Suspension For Herban Legends In Seattle

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) issued an emergency suspension and revocation of marijuana retailer “Herban Legends,” License No. 420291, located at 55 Bell St. Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98121. The licensee has held a marijuana retail license since February 2016. This emergency suspension follows complaints from employees, vendors, nearby businesses and Read the full article…

Illegal Marijuana Sales & Other License Violations Prompt WSLCB To Issue Emergency License Suspension For The Smoke Shop In White Center

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) today issued a Board Order of Suspension for The Smoke Shop after an investigation found multiple violations of their state licenses and violations of state and federal drug laws. The suspension is for the licensee listed below: The Smoke Shop: 9817 16th Ave SW, Seattle WA  Read the full article…

OLCC Affirms Authority To Prohibit Marijuana Adulterants, Ban Vitamin E Acetate From Marijuana Vapes

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OREGON: At its monthly meeting on November 21, 2019, the Commissioners of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission affirmed the OLCC’s existing authority to ban adulterants, such as Vitamin E acetate, from inclusion in marijuana products.  The Commission also approved eight marijuana violation stipulated settlement agreements. Public health investigators with the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have identified Read the full article…

Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board Extends Interim Packaging and Labeling Requirements

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) extended Board Interim Policies 5,7,8,9,10-2018 regarding Packaging and Labeling requirements to July 1, 2020. The WSCLB began a rule development project on May 29, 2019 to redesign packaging and labeling rules (View CR-101 and Issue Paper). This comprehensive rule overhaul project, designed to reduce the complexity, and increase readability of the Read the full article…

Oregon Liquor Control Commission Seeks Input On Recreational Marijuana Regulations

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OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will hold several Rules Advisory Committees (RACs) beginning in late summer and continuing into this fall. The purpose of an advisory committee is to increase the public’s involvement in the drafting and development of administrative rules. These meetings will focus on reviewing legislative changes made during the 2019 session Read the full article…

Washington: WSLCB Notice Of Rulemaking – Mandatory Marijuana Signage

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WASHINGTON:  The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board would like your input on the following proposed rules. Following the comment period, the board will hold at least one public hearing before the rules are adopted. Proposed rule making (CR-102)   Mandatory Marijuana Signage Public Hearing/Comment Deadline: April 17, 2019 CR-102 Notice to Stakeholders CR-102 Filed as Read the full article…

Alaska: Regulators Move Forward With On-Site Consumption Rules

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ALASKA: State regulators have voted in favor of plans to permit on-site marijuana consumption at designated retailers. Under the plan, licensed retailers could designate specific areas for on-site consumption by their customers. Customers would not be permitted to bring their own cannabis. Retailers who wish to permit on-site consumption would need to apply for a special license from Read the full article…

OLCC’s “Good Harvest” Produces Promising Results

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Compliance Action Focused on Legal Outdoor Cannabis Producers OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission today announced results of recent enforcement inspections of recreational marijuana producers indicating most of the inspected licensees are in compliance with Oregon laws and OLCC rules. “Operation Good Harvest” was a saturation compliance effort focusing on Oregon’s fall 2018 legal outdoor cannabis Read the full article…