Category Archives: Liquor Control Commission

Deschutes County addresses agriculture rules around cannabis

In Deschutes County, cannabis has been a source of division between growers and long-time landowners in rural parts of the county, prompting contentious public hearings and anger on both sides. But for the Oregon Department of Agriculture, it’s mostly just another crop. Source: Deschutes County addresses agriculture rules around cannabis

Marijuana legalization hasn’t drawn more teenage users, but some teens are using more, study finds

Researcher says findings reinforce concerns as well as need for more education Teens who used pot before recreational marijuana became legal in Oregon now use even more, according to a recent study by a Eugene-based research center. Source: Marijuana legalization hasn’t drawn more teenage users, but some teens are using more, study finds

Williams has ‘significant concerns’ about state’s regulation of pot

Williams wants to host a summit among law enforcement and other groups to share information to ‘inform our federal enforcement strategy.’ U.S. Attorney for Oregon Billy Williams says he has “significant concerns” about the state’s ability to tamp down on illegal marijuana activity. Source: Williams has ‘significant concerns’ about state’s regulation of pot

1 in 5 pot shops sold to underage buyers

Nearly 20 percent of state-licensed marijuana retailers in a recent undercover operation sold pot to underage buyers, according to Oregon authorities. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission told The Oregonian/­OregonLive that 16 of 86 shops sold marijuana to people younger than 21 during the December decoy visits. Oregon Liquor Control Commission Executive Director Steve Marks says […]
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U.S. Attorney: A call for transparency and action on marijuana (Guest opinion) 

Earlier this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum rescinding existing Justice Department guidance on marijuana enforcement. The move gives U.S. Attorneys wide latitude to develop district-specific strategies and deploy department resources without Washington, D.C. artificially declaring some cases off limits. Before developing a strategy for Oregon, however, we need more information from the state. Source: U.S. […]
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Deschutes County tackles water use for pot farms; County meets with water users, managers to discuss possible rule changes

The Deschutes County Commission is moving forward on its plan to revisit its marijuana rules, starting with one of the thorniest aspects of the controversial crop. Source: Deschutes County tackles water use for pot farms; County meets with water users, managers to discuss possible rule changes

Four pot stores cited for selling to minors

Four marijuana retailers in Jackson County, including two in Medford, flunked this area’s first-ever Oregon Liquor Control Commission cannabis sting operation last month when they were caught selling pot to minors. Source: Four pot stores cited for selling to minors

State catches some Oregon pot retailers selling to minors

The state agency in charge of regulating recreational marijuana sales says a number of Oregon retailers have been caught selling marijuana to minors. Source: State catches some Oregon pot retailers selling to minors

Oregon marijuana regulators found three out of 19 pot shops in Eugene and Springfield sold to minors

Three out of 19 marijuana shops in Eugene and Springfield sold pot to minors late last month during an Oregon Liquor Control Commission compliance check. Source: Oregon marijuana regulators found three out of 19 pot shops in Eugene and Springfield sold to minors

Portland’s Green Mile Performed Abysmally in OLCC’s Decoy Checks, Selling Weed To Minors More Than Any Other Metro Oregon City

A lot of local business owners are shrugging off Attorney General Sessions’ war on weed. But, it’s still no surprise that the Oregon Liquor Control Commission is attempting to save the state from federal scrutiny by cracking down on illegal sales. Source: Portland’s Green Mile Performed Abysmally in OLCC’s Decoy Checks, Selling Weed To Minors […]
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