Tag Archives: OLCC

OPINION: Does Salem need hard alcohol sales at park events?

Silverton doesn’t allow it. Dallas and Eugene don’t either. Portland might consider giving vendors permission to sell hard alcohol sales during events along its waterfront. But it requires an Oregon Liquor Control Commission license, ample liability insurance, training and, this is most important, a much higher permit fee. Source: OPINION: Does Salem need hard alcohol sales at […]
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Pot regulators will soon begin spot inspections

Until now, inspections of legal cannabis businesses have largely been complaint-driven. State regulators will soon start doing random inspections of cannabis businesses, starting with retailers, according to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Pot regulators will soon begin spot inspections

Packaging and Labeling Responsibility for Marijuana Items Shifts from the OHA to the OLCC – Oregon Cannabis Connection

On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, the staff at the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) and industry partners enthusiastically came together to discuss the crafting of sensible rules. The new Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) considered proposed draft rules by the agency’s staff for the packaging and labeling for marijuana items. Source: Packaging and Labeling Responsibility for […]
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Rural brewery runs into Oregon zoning problems

The popularity of a remote Oregon brewery has caused it to run into problems with state zoning restrictions for agritourism activities on farmland. Located along a rural road between Coburg and Harrisburg, Agrarian Ales has operated for nearly six years under an on-farm processing permit from Lane County. Source: Rural brewery runs into Oregon zoning […]
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OLCC adds pot enforcement agents but still behind demand

More investigators funded to tackle license backlog. Since 2015, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission has more than tripled the number of people hired statewide to check backgrounds and enforce state law on recreational pot. But the agency needs more, particularly agents whose jobs are to ensure marijuana license holders comply with the law, a state […]
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Since You Asked: Pot stores await fate on OLCC punishment

Q: There recently were stories in the news about four pot shops in Southern Oregon being cited for selling marijuana to underage individuals. However, I’ve seen nothing about any punishment or other consequences for doing that…. A: The Mail Tribune had a story Jan. 11 about the four shops being cited, facing a possible 10- […]
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Two out of 16 Eugene marijuana shops sell to minors, an improvement from first OLCC compliance check

Two out of 16 pot shops in Eugene sold marijuana to minors last month as part of compliance checks by state regulators. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission used underage volunteers to attempt to buy pot at the shops on Jan. 19. Source: Two out of 16 Eugene marijuana shops sell to minors, an improvement from […]
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Pendleton pot shops pass OLCC test

Statewide sting found 89 percent compliance in January. Faced with an undercover test from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, Pendleton’s marijuana retailers passed with flying colors. According to a press release, the OLCC sent a minor decoy to High Desert Cannabis, Kind Leaf Pendleton and Pendleton Cannabis on Jan. 24 to check whether any of […]
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Oregon officials struggle to ID which pot sites are legal

Oregon Liquor Control Commission has only 23 inspectors for more than 1,200 marijuana grows and retail outlets. An Oregon sheriff and district attorney blasted efforts to regulate legalized marijuana, saying Tuesday the state is allowing black market operations to proliferate. Source: Oregon officials struggle to ID which pot sites are legal – – Capital Press

Snowboard Search Leads To Pot Bust

Deschutes County Deputies accidentally discovered an illegal marijuana grow in South County earlier this month, prompting the Sheriff and Deschutes County District Attorney to speak out against what they say is a lack of oversight over the marijuana industry. Source: Snowboard Search Leads To Pot Bust