Category Archives: Liquor Control Commission

Oregon cannabis processor’s license suspended after Nebraska bust

Oregon marijuana regulators suspended the processor license for Rich Extracts on Wednesday, a week after sheriff’s deputies in Nebraska reportedly found 25 pounds of cannabis extract in a company principal’s U-Haul van. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission said it issued an order of immediate license suspension because “continued operation of Rich Extracts represents a serious […]
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Editorial: Oregon lawmakers shouldn’t promote their favorite causes

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission and the Sisters Rotary Club kicked off a campaign Thursday that, while its goal is good, the agency shouldn’t be involved in. The OLCC has two main responsibilities to the people of Oregon. One is to oversee the distribution and sale of liquor in the state; the other is to […]
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Oregon man arrested in Nebraska with $1.1 million in cannabis extract

An Oregon marijuana processor was arrested Thursday in Nebraska on drug trafficking allegations after deputies reported discovering about $1.1 million in cannabis extract in his U-Haul van during a traffic stop. Mark Pettinger, a spokesman for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, said this was the first known case of a licensed Oregon marijuana supplier arrested […]
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Licensed Oregon pot producer arrested in Nebraska; deputies say his rental van carried 110 pounds of marijuana and more

An Oregon man might lose his state license to produce and sell marijuana products following his arrest in Nebraska, where deputies say he was driving a rental van loaded with pot. Richard Wilkinson, 38, of Damascus was arrested Wednesday in Lincoln, Neb., on charges of marijuana possession with intent to distribute, according to a Lancaster […]
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Community spirits: Local craft distillers join together to promote common interests

Since opening Crescendo Spirits in 2013, Kyle Akin says he’s barely received a paycheck from his craft distillery in Eugene. Craft distillers have more difficulty succeeding than craft beer and wine counterparts, partly because of regulations governing his industry, said Akin, who also works as a part-time engineer. Source: Community spirits: Local craft distillers join […]
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December deadline for medical marijuana

Medical marijuana growers, processors and dispensaries in Oregon have a deadline in December. They must notify the Oregon Health Authority by Dec. 1, with some exceptions, if they intend to remain with the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program and register with the Cannabis Tracking System, or opt to become licensed by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, […]
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Portland developer with cannabis ties nominated to OLCC

A Portland businessman whose family created and then divested itself of the largest beverage distributor in the state is Gov. Kate Brown’s nominee to fill a seat on the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Matthew Maletis, 38, is also a financier in the marijuana business, the first with direct ties to legal cannabis to be considered […]
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Gov. Kate Brown Names First Cannabis Industry Representative to Oregon Liquor Control Commission

Matt Maletis’ appointment reflects the expanding focus of the powerful state agency. When Gov. Kate Brown last week released her new list of appointments to boards and commissions, much of the focus was on two senior state senators moving on to new positions. But just as she acted to renew the Senate chamber, Brown also proposed new blood […]
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Three new liquor stores approved for Bend

Grocers in Terrebonne, Sisters also handed contracts. Deschutes County applicants received five of seven new contracts to operate liquor stores handed out Thursday by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Three new locations are in Bend. Additionally, the OLCC selected one location each in Sisters and Terrebonne. Source: Three new liquor stores approved for Bend; Grocers […]
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The Computer Software That’s Supposed to Keep Oregon’s Legal Weed Out of the Black Market is Driving Growers Crazy

  The state of Oregon has stumbled into another frustrating computer glitch involving a tech contractor—this one hired to ensure that recreational cannabis stays off the black market. Source: The Computer Software That’s Supposed to Keep Oregon’s Legal Weed Out of the Black Market is Driving Growers Crazy – Willamette Week