Category Archives: Liquor Control Commission (OLCC)

Report says Oregon needs separate agency to regulate pot, current oversight inadequate

Oregon needs a new agency to regulate marijuana rather than relying on three agencies, according to draft recommendations from a state commission. Source: Report says Oregon needs separate agency to regulate pot, current oversight inadequate

Feds tell California winery it can’t use Oregon on its labels

A major California winemaker will have to change the name of popular vintages with hints of Oregon on his labels. The Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau ruled Friday that Napa Valley vintner Joe Wagner, who owns Elouan Winery and its Copper Cane Wines & Provisions parent, can no longer apply an Oregon […]
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OLCC proposes new rules for recreational cannabis; Public comment open until Nov. 30

In an attempt to rein in the industry, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission will be reviewing rule changes that range from a single word to barring medical growers from changing their licenses to recreational if there is a glut of cannabis. Source: OLCC proposes new rules for recreational cannabis; Public comment open until Nov. 30

Some Oregon pot stores consolidating to weather weak market

Marijuana stores have faced increasingly tight margins since overproduction after the drug was legalized in Oregon led to a sharp decline in prices. Source: Some Oregon pot stores consolidating to weather weak market

Local voters say yes and no to cannabis businesses

Oregon cities lift bans on pot sales, others impose new restrictions in Tuesday’s election. Source: Local voters say yes and no to cannabis businesses

Autzen alcohol sales increase by 61 percent, ejections decrease by nearly half compared with last season

More alcohol available for purchase and more time to tailgate means more alcohol-related citations, arrests and other drinking-related issues, right? Wrong. At least that’s not the case at the University of Oregon’s Autzen Stadium this fall. Source: Autzen alcohol sales increase by 61 percent, ejections decrease by nearly half compared with last season

Organic Farmers In Southern Oregon Fear The Cannabis Boom May Have Poisoned Oregon Lands

Farmers worry under-regulated cannabis grows are killing hawks and straining water supplies. As large farms popped up across Oregon during the cannabis boom that followed the legalization of recreational marijuana, the state’s landscape and economy changed. Source: Organic Farmers In Southern Oregon Fear The Cannabis Boom May Have Poisoned Oregon Lands – Willamette Week

OLCC announces winners of drawing for rare bourbon

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced Friday the winners of a public drawing for the opportunity to buy one of six bottles of 2018 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon. It is the first such drawing put on by the commission. Source: OLCC announces winners of drawing for rare bourbon | OregonLive.com

Oregon faces black-market marijuana problem

Illegal market grows in Deschutes County. Law enforcement authorities intercepted $48 million worth of black-market marijuana headed from Oregon to 37 states over a three-year period, and officers blame the illegal exports on a statewide glut of regulated marijuana and low prices. Some of the black-market marijuana comes from illegal growers, some diverted from legal […]
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Washington cannabis regulations differ from Oregon

In Washington, the second state to start recreational sales of cannabis, regulators combat cannabis diversion from the legal recreational and medical programs to the black market by limiting the number of producers and processors and the size of their growing sites, a state officials said. Washington limits its number of licensed cannabis producers and processors […]
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