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…

OLCC’s Rob Patridge Named One Of 12 Most Influential People In U.S. On Marijuana Policy

A D.C. think tank named OLCC chairman, Rob Patridge, to its list of most influential people in U.S. marijuana policy.

OREGON:  A Washington, D.C., think tank named Oregon Liquor Control Commission chairman Rob Patridge to its list of most influential people in U.S. marijuana policy. As chairman, Patridge, the district attorney for Klamath County, oversees the agency charged with regulating Oregon’s marijuana industry. The list was compiled by John Hudak, a fellow at the Brookings Institution. Hudak Read the full article…

A Delay In Marijuana-Infused Edibles Makes Sense

Oregon regulators have asked lawmakers for a delay of up to a year to figure out the best approach for pot-infused edibles.

OREGON:  Oregon regulators trying to find a way to safely craft a recreational marijuana program have asked lawmakers for a delay of up to a year to figure out the best approach for pot-infused edibles: candy, cookies and other foods laced with THC. This would allow the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, charged with helping the Legislature Read the full article…

Ganja Police: The OLCC Seeks To Create A New Class Of Police

OREGON:  Just when you thought it was safe to smoke marijuana in Oregon, along comes a new breed of law enforcement officer: the pot cop. The pot cop can bust retailers for selling buds to people under 21—or even letting them inside a store. He runs stings on growers who aren’t paying taxes. And if Read the full article…

Starting Oregon Recreational Marijuana Sales Early Faces Daunting Hurdles, Legislators Say

A proposal by the Senate's top Republican to begin recreational sales in Oregon on July 1 has attracted a lot of interest.

OREGON:  A proposal by the Senate’s top Republican to begin recreational sales in Oregon on July 1 has attracted a lot of interest, but there appears to be daunting issues that would prevent it from becoming reality. “The concept is good,” said Sen. Ginny Burdick, D-Portland, co-chair of the Legislature’s marijuana committee, “but practically speaking Read the full article…

Lawmakers May Let Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Sell Recreational Weed, Starting July 1

The Oregon Legislature is mulling a plan to let medical-marijuana dispensaries temporarily sell pot to all adults July 1.

OREGON:  The Oregon Legislature is mulling a plan to let medical-marijuana dispensaries temporarily sell pot to all adults as soon as recreational weed becomes legal July 1. The idea by Sen. Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) could solve the problem of where to buy recreational weed while the Oregon Liquor Control Commission licenses recreational growers and stores. OLCC chairman Rob Patridge has Read the full article…

OLCC Marijuana Head Fired After Leaking Internal Documents

Some legalization backers are increasingly concerned that something like Ohio's initiative will become standard — and the interests of the pot industry, which will grow more and more as legalization spreads, will take priority over the public's best interests.

OREGON: The director of Oregon’s new legal marijuana programs has been fired by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission after just three months. Tom Burns was let go Thursday. OLCC spokesman Tom Towslee said Burns leaked an internal document to attorney Amy Margolis, who founded the Oregon Growers Political Action Committee. Burns later deleted the email but Read the full article…

Oregon ‘Pot Czar’ Fired

Nutritional High International Inc. has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement to manufacture and distribute various marijuana edible products using the song titles and bearing the likeness of iconic guitarist Jimi Hendrix.

OREGON:  Oregon Liquor Control Commission Executive Director Steven Marks confirmed he was let go Thursday after getting the job in December. The reason why he was fired is unknown at this time, Willamette Week reports. His ouster was sudden: Burns was scheduled to update the OLCC commissioners on the latest updates in the weed rule-making process tomorrow morning. OLCC Read the full article…

OLCC: Don’t Mix Medical And Recreational Rot

Officials say Oregon should not blend the medical marijuana regulatory system with the recreational one.

OREGON:  In one of its first messages to the Oregon Legislature, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission warned against allowing retail marijuana shops, expected to open in late 2016, to sell from the same locations from which medical marijuana is dispensed. Medical marijuana in Oregon is unregulated until it reaches the dispensary. Growers do not need Read the full article…

Oregon Marijuana Hearing Packs Chamber

About 500 residents had differing opinions Tuesday night about what rules state officials should write to regulate recreational marijuana.

OREGON:  About 500 residents had differing opinions Tuesday night about what rules state officials should write to regulate recreational marijuana. They did, however, agree on one thing: Make sure out-of-state interests don’t put out of business the small local growers, processors and retailers whom the Oregon Liquor Control Commission will begin ­licensing next year. Residents Read the full article…