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Oregon Audit Reveals Weaknesses in OLCC Cannabis Tracking

Oregon Audit Reveals Weaknesses in OLCC Cannabis Tracking

Oregon’s cannabis market has been scrutinized over the past year and with the recent release of a state cannabis audit, scrutiny of the state’s cannabis tracking and licensing systems has intensified.

Minors Matt Maletis Policy Changes Ratified and Licensee and Video Series and Minor Decoy Checks Penalties Audit

OLCC Response to Secretary of State IT Audit: Improvements in Process, More Changes Planned, Implementation Scheduled

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 7, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission values transparency and acknowledges that many of the findings released today in the Oregon Secretary of State’s Information Technology audit of the OLCC accurately reflect the current condition of the agency’s IT portfolio, but that the overall health of the agency’s IT infrastructure remains sound.

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Secretary of State Dennis Richardson Releases Audit of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission

SALEM, Ore., Feb. 7, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson released an audit of The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). The audit titled: Cannabis Information Systems Properly Functioning but Monitoring and Security Enhancements are Needed found that OLCC has taken positive steps to establish information systems for recreational marijuana regulation.

Task Force Discusses Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Kentucky

Task Force Discusses Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Kentucky

State officials met Tuesday in hopes to legalize medical marijuana here in Kentucky. A task force lead by Kentucky’s Secretary Of State Alison Lundergan Grimes met in Frankfort Tuesday afternoon to explore the possibilities.

Michigan Marijuana Group Turns in Signatures for Legalization Initiative

Michigan Marijuana Group Turns in Signatures for Legalization Initiative

Despite facing debt and deadlines, the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol’s voter initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in the state of Michigan will most likely qualify for the ballot. On Nov. 20, 2017, the CRMLA announced that it had turned in approximately 360,000 signatures to the Secretary of State, well above the state minimum

Marijuana Shipment Businesses Under Investigation by Denver's Better Business Bureau

Marijuana Shipment Businesses Under Investigation by Denver’s Better Business Bureau

Two online marijuana shipment businesses are under investigation by Denver’s Better Business Bureau. On June 15, 2017, the BBB announced that it was investigating Denver Marijuana and Denver Smoke Buds for illegally mailing marijuana, among other reasons.

BBB Warning: Marijuana Shipment Businesses

DENVER, June 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — BBB is issuing a warning after receiving a tip through ScamTracker that has led to the investigation of two web-based businesses–Denver Marijuana and Denver Smoke Buds. The BBB is investigating whether these businesses have attempted to capitalize on the legality of Colorado’s medical and recreational marijuana laws by falsely posing as legitimate sources for this substance.

South Dakota Marijuana Legalization Petition Approved by State Attorney General

South Dakota Marijuana Legalization Petition Approved by State Attorney General

A South Dakota marijuana legalization petition has been approved by Attorney General Marty Jackley. On May 17, 2017, Jackley issued an Attorney General Explanation for the legalization initiative that aims to legalize all quantities of marijuana and have the South Dakota Department of Agriculture establish a regulatory system for recreational marijuana.

Attorney General Explanation Released for Initiated Measure to Legalize All Quantities of Marijuana

PIERRE, S.D., May 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today an Attorney General Explanation for a proposed initiated measure has been filed with the Secretary of State.

Anti-pot Initiative Sponsor Gives Up Montana Ballot Effort

Anti-pot Initiative Sponsor Gives Up Montana Ballot Effort

The sponsor of a proposed initiative to repeal Montana’s medical marijuana law said Wednesday he won’t appeal a judge’s refusal to place the measure on November’s ballot, but instead will focus on defeating a separate initiative to expand medical pot distribution.

North Dakota Voting on Medical Marijuana in November

North Dakota Voting on Medical Marijuana in November

On Aug. 11, 2016, North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger announced that the North Dakota Compassionate Care Act, an initiative to legalize medical marijuana in the state, had received enough signatures to appear on the ballot on Nov. 8.

Marijuana Measure Qualifies for Arizona's Ballot

Marijuana Measure Qualifies for Arizona’s Ballot

On Aug. 11, 2016, Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan announced that the voter initiative I-08-2016, the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, has met the signature requirement to qualify for the ballot on Nov. 8.

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Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act Qualifies for Ballot

PHOENIX, Aug. 11, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Secretary of State Michele Reagan has notified Governor Doug Ducey that initiative measure I-08-2016, the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, has met the signature requirements for placement on the November 8, 2016 General Election ballot.

South Dakota Judge Denies Ballot Access to Medical Marijuana Petition

South Dakota Judge Denies Ballot Access to Medical Marijuana Petition

Organizers behind New Approach South Dakota, a campaign to legalize medical marijuana, has suffered a serious setback. On August 9, 2016, Circuit Judge Mark Barnett denied the group’s lawsuit to place a voter initiative legalizing medical marijuana on the November ballot.

Advocates Sue Anti-Marijuana Campaign in California

Advocates Sue Anti-Marijuana Campaign in California

Organizers behind the Yes on 64 campaign have filed a lawsuit to force the California Secretary of State to remove statements made by opponents that would be appear in the voter information guide for November’s election.

Montanans to Vote on Medical Marijuana Expansion in Big Sky Country

Montanans to Vote on Medical Marijuana Expansion for Big Sky Country

On July 13, 2016, Montana Sec. of State Linda McCulloch certified that Initiative 182, an initiative that would expand the availability of medical marijuana in the state, had received enough valid signatures to qualify for the state’s ballot in November.

Michigan Legalization Group's Petition Signatures Deemed Insufficient

Michigan Legalization Group’s Petition Signatures Deemed Insufficient

On June 7, 2016, Michigan’s elections bureau announced that MI Legalize, was at least 106,000 signatures short of qualifying for the state’s ballot in November, as reported by the Associated Press.

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Public Policy Institute Finds Majority of Californians Favor Legalization

According to the Public Policy Institute of California, 60 percent of likely voters in California support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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California Legalization Initiative Poised to Qualify for 2016 Ballot

On May 4, 2016, organizers behind the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, a ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana in California, announced that they had collected enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot.

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ResponsibleOhio Fails to Collect Enough Signatures for Ballot

As Ohioans are starting to gear up for the 2015 state election, the marijuana advocacy organization ResponsibleOhio is scrambling to collect enough signatures to qualify to be put on the ballot. Although the Ohio Secretary of State’s office calculated that the organization submitted approximately 660,190 signatures, more than twice the required amount, only 42 percent of those signatures were considered valid.

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Why Young Oregon Voters Matter

When advocates of legalization look at the polls, it is hard to be worried about Oregon. There are always reasons to fret, but Measure 91 looks more likely to pass than ballot initiatives in Alaska or Florida. A SurveyUSA poll from early August showed Oregon voters supporting legalization at 51 to 42 percent, with 6 percent undecided. Should we let Oregon coast and focus on the other races?


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