OLCC Talks Licensing, Temporary Regulations For Marijuana Businesses

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, Eugene, Salem and Portland. About 250 people filed into the downstairs Exhibit Hall at the convention center to hear from OLCC officials and ask about the licensing process moving forward.

The OLCC will begin accepting license applications Jan. 4. The state agency will regulate growers, retailers and laboratories, wholesalers and processors.

Recreational retail shops won’t be open until October.

Microphones were passed around, and audience members asked questions about lighting for indoor and outdoor growing, licensing constraints, security requirements for marijuana businesses and whether the agency would limit licenses.