OLCC Commissioners Ratify Stipulated Settlement On Recreational Marijuana License

OREGON:  At its monthly meeting April 19, 2018, the Commissioners of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission ratified the following fines and/or marijuana license suspensions and destruction orders based on stipulated settlement:

Jenny’s Dispensary, Deschutes County; will pay a fine of $6,105 or serve a 37-day recreational marijuana retailer license suspension for two violations.  The first violation is for the licensee or its employees, agents, or representatives failing to keep surveillance recordings for a minimum of 90 calendar days.

The second violation is for is for the licensee or its employees, agents, or representatives failing to store marijuana items for sale in such a manner that the items were only accessible to authorized representatives until such time as the final sale to the consumer was completed.  Licensee is Jenny’s of Oregon, Inc.; David Rosen, President/Secretary.

CBD Oil; permitted its processor license to expire, accepted a Letter of Reprimand for the charged violations, and withdrew its request for a hearing for four violations.  The first violation is for the licensee or its employees, agents, or representatives operated other than as its license permits by delivering marijuana items to or on an area that was not a licensed premises, and/or by selling, transferring, delivering, transporting, purchasing, or receiving marijuana items other than as provided in OAR 845-025-3215(1), when it sold, transferred, delivered and transported the product “Modern Medicinals CBD Oil,” a cannabinoid extract, to non-licensed retailers and entities including, without limitation, Mandala Medicine & Wellness in Portland, Oregon, and Salem Hypnosis Solutions in Salem, Oregon.

The second violation is for the licensee or its employees, agents, or representatives intentionally failed to accurately enter data into the cannabis tracking system (CTS) that fully and transparently accounted for all inventory tracking activities, by adjusting the weight of packages in order to divert product out of the licensed system and elude the seed-to-sale CTS.

The third violation is for the licensee or its employees, agents, or representatives failed to accurately enter data into the cannabis tracking system (CTS) that fully and transparently accounted for all inventory tracking activities, by failing to finish and create manifests for 32 packages in its CTS inventory that were not present on the licensed premises on October 24, 2017, and that licensee claimed to have shipped on October 23, 2017; by failing to discontinue packages in CTS that had no content; and by failing to account for at least seven missing packages that did have content according to CTS.

The fourth violation is for the licensee or its employees, agents, or representatives distributed printed materials advertising its recreational marijuana product “CBD Oil” as having “comprehensive pain relief properties” and “medicinal effects” such as “relieves pain and inflammation,” “has antipsychotic effects,” “reduces anxiety,” “helps fight cancer,” “relieves nausea,” “may treat seizures and other neurological disorders,” and “promotes cardiovascular health.” On or about December 1, 2017, Licensee’s website claimed that its recreational marijuana product “CBD Oil” has curative or therapeutic effects in that it was stated to be highly effective in treating pain.

Licensee is Modern Medicinals, LLC; Jeffrey Hilber, Managing Member.

Medigreen Collective, Multnomah County; will surrender its retail license upon the transfer of ownership of the business for one violation, which was the licensee’s thirdCategory I violation within two years.

The violation is for the licensee or its employees, agents, or representatives failing to keep surveillance recordings for a minimum of 90 calendar days.  Licensee agrees to accept a Letter of Reprimand for this violation.  This reprimand will become a permanent part of Licensee’s Commission file and may be considered in any future application for any license by Licensee.  Licensee is MTO Holdings, Inc., Luay Tomeka, President/Stockholder.

 

WA Liquor Control Board Clarifies Next Steps In Its Preparation To Issue Marijuana Licenses

WASHINGTON:  The Washington State Liquor Control Board today approved staff’s recommendations to limit the number of individual marijuana producer licenses to one and initially limit production at 70 percent, clearing a path for the agency to begin issuing producer and processor licenses.

“Today’s Board action clears an obstacle and allows the agency to begin issuing marijuana producer and processor license in the coming weeks,” said Board Chair Sharon Foster. “We believe this is the most fair and equitable way to get the market up and running.” [Read more…]

Seven Apply For Retail Marijuana Licenses In Kittitas County

WASHINGTON: A total of seven applications for retail marijuana licenses were filed in Kittitas County before the Dec. 20 deadline, according to the Washington State Liquor Control Board.

There’s no limit on the number of grower or processors in the state, but the liquor control board will only allow 334 marijuana retailers in Washington. Four stores were allotted in Kittitas County, with two in Ellensburg.

Four retail applications were submitted in Ellensburg, two in Cle Elum and one in Roslyn.

Statewide, the agency received 3,746 applications for marijuana producer, processor and retailer business licenses by the Dec. 20 deadline, according to the latest information from the liquor board. The effort follows the passage of Initiative 502, which legalized recreational use of marijuana in the state.

WA State Gets Paperwork For 179 Marijuana Businesses In Whatcom County

WASHINGTON: The number of applications for marijuana stores in Bellingham outnumbers the city’s Woods Coffee shops, Starbucks cafés and Haggen grocery stores – combined.

Last week marked the deadline for the first wave of pot entrepreneurs to apply for a license and get in on Washington’s newest industry.

On Christmas Eve, the state Liquor Control Board released names and addresses of more than 3,700 businesses that submitted paperwork in the initial one-month window for applications.

A total of 179 businesses, or 4.8 percent of the statewide total, hope to open in Whatcom County. By comparison, about 3 percent of Washingtonians live here.

WA State Liquor Board Releases Names Of First Rec Marijuana License Applicants

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor Control Board has released the names of the first wave of applicants looking to enter the commercial marijuana market with eight looking to set up business in Bellevue, so far.

WSLCB opened the application process for prospective marijuana producers, processors and retailers on Nov. 20 with a Dec. 19 deadline to apply. The city of Bellevue is allowed four marijuana retail shops, however, there are no caps on how many producers and processors that may be issued licenses, said Mikhail Carpenter with WSLCB.

“There’s a lot of different things that they have to go through,” he said of the application process. “This is just the first step.”

So far, three retail applications have been received in Bellevue and printed by the liquor control board under their selected trade names: Danny’s Delights, 10620 N.E. Eighth St; THC Inc., 13128 S.E. Newport Way and the Mustard Seed Grill and Pub at 5608 119th Ave. S.E.

 

It’s Official: Liquor Control Board Adopts Washington’s Marijuana Rules

WASHINGTON: They’ve been months in the making with one serious delay … but the rules governing the legal marijuana market in Washington have been adopted into law – let the applications being rolling in on Nov. 18.

Today the Washington State Liquor Control Board announced that it has adopted the rules. The law will sit for 30 days and then become fully effective on Nov. 16. [Read more…]

It’s Official: Liquor Control Board Adopts Washington’s Marijuana Rules

WASHINGTON: They’ve been months in the making with one serious delay … but the rules governing the legal marijuana market in Washington have been adopted into law – let the applications being rolling in on Nov. 18.

Today the Washington State Liquor Control Board announced that it has adopted the rules. The law will sit for 30 days and then become fully effective on Nov. 16. [Read more…]

Boulder County Commissioners Impose Temporary Moratorium On Retail Marijuana License Applications

COLORADO: Boulder County commissioners Tuesday imposed a temporary 22-day moratorium on accepting applications from anyone seeking to engage in retail sales of recreational marijuana, or the growing of that marijuana, in unincorporated parts of the county. [Read more…]