Category Archives: Liquor Control Commission (OLCC)

OLCC’s drawn out application process a burden to the industry

If you’re intent upon breaking into the Oregon cannabis industry right now, you’ll find the regulatory sledding to be somewhere between tough and impossible. Upon the passage of Oregon Senate Bill 218, signed into law by Gov. Kate Brown on June 17, 2019, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission instituted a moratorium on all new marijuana […]
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Oregon cannabis sales top $790 million last year

Bend now home to 44 marijuana retailers. Oregon cannabis stores sold $793 million in products to consumers last year, generating more than $110 million in tax revenue for state and county coffers, according to an analysis of Oregon Liquor Control Commission data. Source: Oregon cannabis sales top $790 million last year | Business |

OLCC fines Redmond smoke shop

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has fined a Redmond tobacco shop for failing to post valid and current proof of insurance on the premises, according to a stipulated agreement. Source: OLCC fines Redmond smoke shop | Business |

State recalls cannabis product after it fails pesticide test

The OLCC said that the Winberry Farms Sweet Leaf Blend ‘Trap Star’ exceeded the acceptable level of pesticides. A cannabis product being sold at shops around the state of Oregon is being recalled after failing a test for pesticide levels, according to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). Source: State recalls cannabis product after it […]
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Medical marijuana dispensaries dwindle to three remaining in Oregon

The medical marijuana dispensary is a dying breed in Oregon, five years after voters approved recreational pot sales. But the species isn’t yet extinct. Three outlets are hanging on: Request full text (State Agency patrons only) Source: Medical marijuana dispensaries dwindle to three remaining in Oregon – Portland Business Journal

FX420 dispensary fined for violations

A popular Roseburg marijuana dispensary is being fined nearly $6,000 after it was caught violating several state regulations, including advertising its products to minors by posting images of the cartoon characters Scooby-Doo and Shaggy on its Facebook page. FX420 dispensary, located at 161 NE Garden Valley Blvd., agreed to pay $5,775 after inspectors with the […]
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The decade of pot in Southern Oregon

The teen years of this century will be remembered as a turbulent time for the cannabis industry as it made great strides toward legalization while taking a few stumbles trying to shake off its bootleg past. When voters legalized marijuana in 2014, it started a “Green Rush” that attracted get-rich-quick schemes along with a wild […]
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Oregon bars drain CBD brews before state crackdown

Ban on CBD in alcoholic beverages takes effect Jan. 1, 2020 Oregon is well known for its beer and cannabis, but starting Wednesday businesses will have to keep the two separate. Now, local breweries and bars are working to get rid of their CBD-infused booze before the deadline. Source: Oregon bars drain CBD brews before […]
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The Crackdown on CBD in Food and Beverages Spreads To Oregon

Targeting CBD companies that make spurious health claims is one thing. Going after culinary experimentation is ridiculous. Last week, Oregon’s state liquor control board banned the addition of an increasingly popular ingredient to the alcohol beverages it regulates. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), which regulates both alcohol and cannabis in Oregon, announced it would […]
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Oregon bottle bill changes for 2020

Starting in the New Year, Oregonians will have a slightly expanded menu of redeemable product types eligible for redemption under the Oregon Bottle Bill. The seven-member panel of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved updates to the bill through a technical rules package. The approved changes represent a combination of updates made during the legislative […]
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