On Oct. 22, 2015, after months of deliberation, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission voted to approve a comprehensive regulatory framework for Oregon’s burgeoning recreational marijuana industry. Set to take effect at the start of the year, the regulations will implement a seed-to-sale tracking system for the state’s market.
Included in the regulatory framework are rules requiring budtenders to undergo background checks as well as allowing for home marijuana delivery. Medical marijuana patients will also be allowed use marijuana in marijuana facilities so long as they are not impaired and can still work.
On the issue of marijuana edibles, packages must be approved by the liquor commission before they can go on the shelves; in this way the commission hopes it can prevent many of the edibles issues that states like Colorado and Washington have faced.
According to a press release issued by the OLCC, “the temporary rules take effect January 1, 2016 and will remain in place until June 28, 2016 or until the OLCC adopts permanent rules.”