PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 26, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission today approved a temporary rule increasing the penalties for marijuana retail licensees that sell marijuana to minors. The rule includes a provision to revoke an individual’s marijuana worker permit if the permittee intentionally sells marijuana to a minor.
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When legal cannabis sales commenced in the Centennial State in 2014, some opponents were concerned that negative public health effects would outweigh any positives derived from tax revenue; however, under the state’s helm, the Colorado cannabis industry continues to make the grade in public cannabis education.
While central Oregon cannabis retailers passed the state’s sting operation on Dec. 19, 2017, with flying colors, retailers in the rest of the state didn’t fare as well in the latest sting operation.
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 10, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – During the winter holiday season the Oregon Liquor Control Commission conducted additional minor decoy operations across Oregon, and found that some licensed marijuana retailers are selling marijuana products to minors.
United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions has a negative view of Oregon’s legal cannabis market, but a recent sting operation conducted by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission revealed positive news about central Oregon cannabis retailers that Sessions should take into consideration.
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has conducted the first of its statewide minor decoy operations to determine if marijuana license retailers are complying with state laws and OLCC regulations ensuring minors aren’t able to enter the business to purchase marijuana products.
While Canada is planning to delay the roll out of recreational cannabis edibles for regulatory reasons, it may give stakeholders the added benefit of having extra time to master their formulations for what may become a booming market segment.
The Oregon Health Authority’s public health campaign aimed at preventing teenage cannabis use has successfully raised awareness among its target audience as to the risks associated with underage cannabis use.
Washington has one more statistic to support the legalization of recreational cannabis in the Evergreen State: Washington youth cannabis use hasn’t increased since the enactment of Initiative 502, the measure that legalized recreational cannabis in the state.
On Aug. 11, 2017, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced that it had issued a clarification on prohibited cannabis strain names in the state. The rules are intended to prevent strain names from appealing to minors and from misleading consumers.
In Washington, a billboard aimed at dissuading teenagers and young adults from using marijuana has caused controversy over what some critics characterize as a racially insensitive move.
WASHINGTON, July 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) reintroduced legislation to change penalties students face when convicted of minor marijuana offenses.
OTTAWA, Ont., June 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — I welcome the publication of the “Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines” today in the American Journal of Public Health. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research supported the development of these Guidelines through funding provided to the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse.
The number of dispensaries in the state also has increased, from the original six to eight, with a ninth, which has met neighborhood resistance, planned in Milford. Much of the growth has come because “the doctors are looking at medical marijuana as a legit treatment option,” Pharmacist Nicholas Tamborrino said.
On July 5, 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced that the application for the medical marijuana safe harbor letter is now available online.
With Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program expected to take between 18 to 24 months to set up, the state Department of Health is taking steps to ensure its youngest patients don’t have to wait.
In the coming days, the Canadian government is expected to announce the formation of a marijuana task force.
During a press conference on Jan. 13, 2016, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed two main reasons why Canada is pursuing recreational marijuana legalization: to protect minors from accessing marijuana and to squelch the black market’s marijuana revenue.
On Jan. 7, 2016, during his final state of the state address, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin announced his support for the legalization of recreational marijuana. Shumlin criticized the war on drugs, calling it “outdated” and “failed,” and stressed the need to end black market marijuana sales.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Nov. 13, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Seven of 14 businesses failed compliance checks conducted recently by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB).
On Sept. 25, 2015, members of the Denver police department and the Marijuana Enforcement Division conducted compliance checks on 30 Denver dispensaries. Out of the 30 dispensaries, seven have been cited for selling marijuana to minors.
When Washington State legalized recreational marijuana, supporters had hoped that legalization would free law enforcement up to focus on more important crimes, like murder or theft. But unfortunately for marijuana supporters, that dream may remain unsubstantiated as a new law allows police to jail minors.
Buddie, a green-muscled marijuana mascot, is serving as a spokesperson for ResponsibleOhio on college campuses across the state, encouraging students to vote yes on ResponsibleOhio’s campaign.
Last week, the Washington Liquor Control Board ran its first regulatory compliance check on recreational marijuana dispensaries in the state and the results were less than stellar. Four out of the 22 retail stores checked were found selling marijuana to minors.
The city of Seattle plans to shut down marijuana-delivery services, which became popular after the state legalized recreational marijuana.