Category Archives: Liquor Control Commission

Editorial: OLCC pot crackdown is a welcome move – Opinion

Plans to open a Medford office dedicated to investigating black-market marijuana operations in Southern Oregon are a good sign for the fledgling recreational pot industry, and responsible growers and retailers should welcome the move. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has announced it will open an office next February that will house OLCC and Oregon State […]
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OLCC office in Medford will crack down on illegal pot

A crackdown on black-market marijuana operations in Southern Oregon will shift into high gear next year with more investigators checking tips and tracking leads with local law enforcement. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission plans to move into a building in the Medford area next February that will house OLCC investigators, along with officers from Oregon […]
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State liquor shop opens inside Eugene grocery

The move is part of an Oregon commission’s push for new operators For decades, liquor stores in urban areas like Eugene have operated as standalone businesses, confined to strip malls and shopping centers. Source: State liquor shop opens inside Eugene grocery | Local | Eugene, Oregon

Eclipse liquor sales; and Sam Bass’ magical legacy — Opinion

The solar eclipse had more in common with a college football game than I had previously appreciated. Both, it seems, require a certain level of liquid lubrication among some of the spectators. I recently received a typically informative, and entertaining, email from perhaps my favorite state agency — the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). Source: […]
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OLCC gets 20 applications for new C. Oregon liquor locations 

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced Friday it has 32 applications for proposed retail liquor locations in the Central and Northeast Oregon areas, 20 of those for new locations on the High Desert. The OLCC said earlier this year it was looking to add about 10 liquor stores across 14 counties in central, northern and […]
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No pot plants at Oregon State Fair this year

A change in state rules prevented organizers from displaying plants at the Oregon State Fair. After last year’s high-profile debut of award-winning cannabis crops at the Oregon State Fair, visitors this year may have been surprised by the absence of plants. Source: Pamplin Media Group – No pot plants at Oregon State Fair this year

North Albany grocery will include liquor store

An IGA supermarket planned in North Albany will include a liquor store and Ace hardware store, according to the city of Albany and state paperwork. “They are planning on opening with the liquor store already built into it,” said Christie Scott, a spokeswoman with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Source: North Albany grocery will include […]
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Big profits, extra pot fuel illegal butane hash oil labs

The midday explosion that convulsed a quiet North Portland neighborhood last month showered the street with glass and debris and hurled a 150-pound door into nearby Peninsula Park. It blasted a 91-year-old home to pieces, scattering glass and scraps of the roof. The two men inside died. The sheer force of the blast suggested someone, […]
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Boozy twilight brunch for Oregon eclipsers

The influx of eclipse viewers resulted in a 43 percent increase in liquor sales over the same time last year. Eclipse chasers in Oregon got their drink on Monday morning — especially in the path of totality. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Boozy twilight brunch for Oregon eclipsers

Cannabis congeniality: A handful of bed and breakfasts are just fine with their guests lighting up

The hostess at Ocean Time Bed and ­Breakfast in Yachats wants her guests to really relax, so she is totally OK with them smoking marijuana. “They can smoke in bed,” Ocean Time owner Deb Cardy said. “They can in the bathtub. Source: Cannabis congeniality: A handful of bed and breakfasts are just fine with their […]
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