OLCC Notice Of Public Hearing: Sale Of Marijuana Items To Minors

OREGON: The OLCC Rule Amendments increase the penalty for any sale of a marijuana item to a minor. The Commission is charged with regulating the sale of marijuana items. From the inception of the marijuana program, one of the key public safety concerns has been preventing the sale of marijuana items to minors.

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The amendments increase the penalty for any sale of a marijuana item to a minor.

The Commission also requests comments on whether other options exist and/or should be considered for achieving the rule’s substantive goals while reducing the negative economic impact of the proposed rule on business.   After the hearing, you may submit written comments in person, by mail, by fax or by e-mail (see above for relevant contact information). However, all written comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 28, 2018.  Notice of Public Hearing and Proposed Draft Rules

WA Senator Rivers Applauds Common-Sense Application Of New Marijuana Law

WASHINGTON: Sen. Ann Rivers is praising a prosecutor’s decision to reduce charges in a marijuana-possession case against three Washington teens, saying it’s an example of how the criminal-justice system is still getting acquainted with marijuana-law changes that emerged from this year’s legislative session.

Rivers authored the law aimed at ending conflicts and closing loopholes in the state’s marijuana statutes. She has been following the case, which involved a small amount of marijuana, since felony charges were filed last week. Between a second look at the law and advice from the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, the local prosecutor reduced the charges to misdemeanors.

“I applaud the prosecutor for his wisdom and willingness to apply good sense in this case. This was a good test of the new law, and the outcome is in line with what I was trying to accomplish. No one is looking to destroy kids’ lives for making a mistake. As I’ve said many times, this law is about ensuring that we have a tightly regulated marijuana industry that keeps pot out of the hands of our children. That is what voters wanted when they approved Initiative 502,” said Rivers, R-La Center.