USDA To Present At Oregon Hemp & CBD Connex Conference

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OREGON: The HEMP & CBD CONNEX CONFERENCE will take place January 29-30, 2020 at the Portland Expo.  GROWING HEMP IS NOT THE “FIELD OF DREAMS” What you need to know before you grow: From seed to harvest to shelf, invest in two days in educating yourself in all aspects of the industry. When the farm bill passed in 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…

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…

OLCC November Meeting Thursday, November 21, 2019

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November Commission Meeting Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:00 a.m. AGENDA OLCC Commisioners: Chairman Paul Rosenbaum Jennifer Currin Kiauna Floyd Michael Harper Matthew Maletis Hugh Palcic Marvin Révoal For more information, contact: 503-872-5006 / 1-800-452-6522 laura.paul@oregon.gov Commission Meeting Calendar

OLCC Notice of Public Hearing: Division 25 – Recreational Marijuana Rules Package

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OREGON: OLCC Notice of Public Hearing: Division 25 – Recreational Marijuana Rules Package Date and Time:       9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 15, 2019 Location:                 Oregon Liquor Control Commission 9079 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Portland, OR 97222 The 2019 legislature made several changes to Division 25 of Chapter 845 which constitute Oregon’s recreational marijuana provisions. These Read the full article…

OLCC Creates Podcast Focusing On Oversight Of Oregon’s Recreational Marijuana Industry

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Flavored Vaping Ban Spotlighted in Latest Episode of “In the Weeds — The Ultimate OLCC Potcast” OREGON:The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has published the latest episode of its occasional podcast, “In the Weeds – The Ultimate OLCC Potcast.”  Episode Four of “In the Weeds” focuses on the THC vaping respiratory illness crisis and Oregon’s ban Read the full article…

OLCC Approves Marijuana Licensee Stipulated Settlements

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License Surrender for Exceeding Daily Purchase Limits Commissioners Air Concerns about Marijuana Licensees with Habitual Bad Behavior OREGON: At its monthly meeting on October 17, 2019 the Commissioners of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved six marijuana violation stipulated settlement agreements.  The Commission also held a work session to review actions it could take to strengthen fines Read the full article…

OLCC To Host Special Commission Meeting To Address Vape Rules

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OREGON: Special Commission Meeting Friday October 11, 2019 11:30 a.m. Roll Call RULES – Staff presentation of the issues and Commissioners discussion and decision of vaping rules. (Danica Hibpshman and Kelly Routt) Friday, October 11, 2019 11:30 a.m. AGENDA Staff presentation of the issues and  Commissioners discussion and decision of vaping rules. OLCC Commisioners: Chairman Paul Read the full article…

Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center Receives $1M For Genetics Research

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OREGON: Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center has received a $1 million gift to explore hemp genomics, research that can grow understanding of how hemp may be used in health and nutrition products, textiles and construction materials. The gift to the OSU Foundation was provided by Oregon CBD, a hemp seed research and development company. Read the full article…

OLCC Approves Marijuana Licensee Stipulated Settlements

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Commission Hears Testimony on National Vaping Illness Problem from Oregon Health Authority Expert               OREGON: At its monthly meeting on September 19, 2019 the Commissioners of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved three marijuana violation stipulated settlement agreements.  In addition the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) provided the Commission with an overview of Read the full article…