OLCC Commissioners Approve Stipulated Settlements For Recreational Marijuana Violations

OLCC news

OLCC news

OREGON: At its monthly meeting January 17, 2019 meeting the Commissioners of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved the following fines and/or marijuana license suspensions or license surrenders based on stipulated settlements:

Odin Distillations* will pay a fine of $2,310 or serve a 14-day recreational marijuana processor license suspension for two violations.

Licensee is Odin Distillations, LLC; Odin Enterprises, LLC, Managing Member; Galt Industries, Inc., Member; Paul Amsbury, President/Stockholder; Mithlond Ventures, LLC, Member; David Loverink, Member; Pluto, LLC, Member; Nasem Issak, Member.

Rogue Farmer* will pay a fine of $7,620 or serve a 44-day recreational marijuana producer license suspension for three violations.

Licensee is Rogue Farmer at Quartz Creek, LLC.; Ryan Beyerlein, Member.

Cultivated Industries* will receive a letter of reprimand for three violations.  The Commission accepted the surrender of the former licensees’ producer license on May 8, 2018.

The former licensee is Nug Run Farms, LLC; RJV, LLC Managing Member; James Deneen Holdings, LLC, Managing Member; Norris Monson, Managing Member; SDFM, LLC, Managing Member; Steve Miller, Managing Member; David Boies, Member.

Evio Labs Bend in Bendhas surrendered its lab license and each licensee agrees to accept a letter of reprimand for three violations.

Licensee is CR Labs, Inc.; Lori Glauser, Co-Licensee, President, Director, Stockholder; William Waldrop, Co-Licensee, Secretary, Director, Stockholder; Anthony Smith, Co-Licensee, Stockholder; EVIO, Inc., Stockholder; Signal Bay, Inc., Stockholder.

Evio Labs Eugene/Oregon Analytical Services in Eugenehas surrendered its lab license and each licensee agrees to accept a letter of reprimand for six violations.

Licensee is EVIO Labs Eugene, LLC; EVIO Labs OR, Inc., Member; Lori Glauser, Manager, President, Director; William Waldrop, Manager, Secretary, Director; EVIO, Inc., Stockholder.

*The locations of OLCC marijuana producer, processor and wholesale licensees are exempt from public disclosure under Oregon law. 

A copy of the Stipulated Settlement Agreements for Marijuana Violation Cases can be found on the OLCC website, on the Laws & Rules page under the Final Orders section.


EVIO Labs To Provide Accredited Industrial Hemp Testing In Oregon

OREGON: EVIO, a leading provider of cannabis analytical testing services, has announced that it is now prepared to offer accredited testing services to Oregon’s industrial hemp sector.

To accommodate demand for testing in the state, the Oregon Department of Agriculture (“ODA”) in coordination with the Oregon Health Authority are paving the way to allow accredited cannabis labs to perform tests of industrial hemp that previously only the ODA was authorized to perform. Costing upwards of $1,500 each, the tests involve lab personnel taking samples from mature hemp fields for lab assessments designed to verify if the THC content of the plants is low enough to be classified as hemp, which is a non-psychoactive form of cannabis.

There are currently 233 actively licensed industrial hemp growers in the state of Oregon. All of these growers will require testing prior to harvest to ensure their hemp is qualified for sale. In addition to the information testing it has provided in the past for hemp, CBD, terpenes, oils and extracts, EVIO intends to offer full compliance testing as well.

The COO of EVIO Lori Glauser said, “Industrial hemp is a rapidly growing industry with product applications ranging from foods like hemp seed, personal care products, textiles, and other industrial and consumer goods such as building materials. In fact, hemp-based CBD oil alone is projected to reach $1 billion in sales by 2020, and, notably, big box stores like Target and Wal Mart are already offering the product.”

EVIO, Inc. operates state-of-the-art testing facilities and offers accredited testing methodologies that verify the safety and potency of cannabis and cannabis products. As the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana progresses and demand for industrial hemp rises across the country, the need for reliable cannabis testing facilities will also increase.