OLCC Notice of Public Hearing

Marijuana Licensing Streamlining

March 15, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

 

Presiding Officer:   Madeline Kane

Phone: 503-872-5081

Email: olcc.rulemaking@oregon.gov

 

To listen to or participate in this Public Hearing, please call: 1 (872) 240-
3311 and enter access code: 230-296-829#

Notice of Proposed Rule-making, including Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact

 

OREGON: OLCC has been inundated with applications for marijuana licenses. The growth of the industry and applicants willing to enter the market has overtaxed the agency’s resources for processing new applications and renewals of current licenses. This has created a queue that has impacted both new applicants and current licensees. For applicants, this has resulted in lengthier timeframes to be assigned which results in an increased financial burden to maintain property while waiting to operate a business. For current licensees, this impact delays their ability to adapt their business needs to industry change which results in a financial burden and in keeping pace with the burgeoning industry. Currently there are approximately 900 applications either being processed or waiting to be assigned.

 

The proposed changes address marijuana licensing process issues. This will provide relief for both licensees and OLCC resources so that OLCC will be able to integrate a more efficient process.

In order to offer oral comment, please email: OLCC.rulemaking@oregon.gov, no later than 12:00 pm on Monday, March 15, 2021. The hearing will end at 1:30 pm, if no interested parties have emailed to offer comment by 12:00 pm that morning; or 5 minutes after the last oral comment has been recorded into the record.

All written comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 22, 2021.