Tag Archives: OLCC

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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95 cities and counties in Oregon where it’s still illegal to sell marijuana

Cannabis is legal to grow, sell, buy and recreationally consume in Oregon, right? Well, almost. There are some cities and counties in the state that have opted out of various parts of Oregon’s chillest law and, according to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, “prohibited the establishment of Licensed Recreational Marijuana producers, processors, wholesalers, and/or retailers.” Source: […]
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Oregon lawmakers seek probe of winery deception

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., said Tuesday he is leading a letter with Sen. Ron Wyden and Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici, Peter DeFazio and Kurt Schrader asking the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau to investigate a California winery that may be misleading consumers by using labels inferring that their wine originates from Oregon — deceptive […]
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Local marijuana businesses see effects of OLCC changes

After discovering suspicious marijuana purchasing activities statewide, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission enacted a temporary rule in August prompting dispensaries to immediately limit the amount of marijuana it could sell to medical cardholders. Source: Local marijuana businesses see effects of OLCC changes | Business | theworldlink.com

Oregon cannabis growers under scrutiny as harvest unfolds

Oregon cannabis regulators say a stepped-up outdoor harvest inspection campaign is finding around 10 percent of growers committing violations that could threaten their license. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Oregon cannabis growers under scrutiny as harvest unfolds – Portland Business Journal

Oregon winemakers worry about misleading labels from out-of-state producer

Willamette Valley winemaker Ken Wright made his first sales trip to China in 2017 thinking he had his work cut out for him to educate international consumers about the region and its reputation for high-quality Pinot noir. Instead, it was Wright who learned a surprising lesson while overseas.“ Source: Oregon winemakers worry about misleading labels […]
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Newcomers to marijuana industry face yearlong wait for regulatory approval

Oregon regulators focus resources on license renewals. Cannabis industry regulators are still overwhelmed, despite pushing the pause button on processing new applications, and those new applications could take nearly 14 months to process. Currently the Oregon Liquor Control Commission is three months behind in clearing the backlog of license renewals, said Mark Pettinger, OLCC spokesman. […]
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Oregon cancels Deschutes County pot grower’s license

High Cascade Farms had ties to butane honey oil explosion. Oregon’s marijuana regulators decided Friday to cancel the license of a grower whose operation was linked to a butane honey oil explosion that burned two people. High Cascade Farms will have its recreational marijuana producer license canceled for 13 violations, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission […]
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Policing pot

Oregon Liquor Control Commission inspectors are fanning out across Southern Oregon to scrutinize local marijuana grows as part of Operation Good Harvest. The goal is to make sure growers are complying with regulations and not straying into the black market. “I came down to Southern Oregon because we’ve just started up Operation Good Harvest, which […]
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