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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.

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

OLCC Stiffens Penalties for Underage Sales of Marijuana

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.

Central Oregon Cannabis Retailers Pass Sting Operation With Flying Colors

Central Oregon Cannabis Retailers Pass Sting Operation With Flying Colors

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.

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OLCC Launches Marijuana Retailer Minor Decoy Checks

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.

New Video Series Aims to Convince Black Market in Oregon to Go Legal

New Video Series Aims to Convince Black Market in Oregon to Go Legal

With U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions criticizing Oregon’s cannabis policies and an Oregon marijuana processor busted in Nebraska recently, the black market in Oregon has been giving the state some bad press; however, the OLCC is trying to change that with the launch of a new video series that aims to convince participants in the black market to go legal.

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Video Series Introduces Oregon’s Regulated Cannabis Industry

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) today rolled out a series of videos highlighting how participation in the regulated cannabis industry ensures public safety, creates consumer confidence, and contributes to economic growth for businesses and the state. OLCC licensees share their stories and explain in their own words the value of the regulated marketplace.

What We Know About the Oregon Marijuana Processor Bust in Nebraska

What We Know About the Oregon Marijuana Processor Bust in Nebraska

While Nebraska has been known as a prohibition-minded state, one Oregon marijuana processor recently found that out the hard way and now has to face the consequences in both Nebraska and Oregon.

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OLCC Suspends License of Oregon Marijuana Licensee Arrested in Nebraska Licensee Faces Major Violation Charges

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has suspended the Recreational Marijuana processor license of Rich Extracts, LLC on November 15, 2017. Rich Wilkinson, managing member at Rich Extracts was arrested November 8, 2017 by law enforcement in the state of Nebraska on criminal charges for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

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

OLCC Commissioners Ratify Stipulated Settlements on Recreational Marijuana Licenses

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — At its monthly meeting October 26, 2017, the Commissioners of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission ratified the following fines and recreational marijuana license suspensions based on stipulated settlement.

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OLCC Rules Adjusted for Pesticide Testing of Usable Marijuana

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Beginning today, August 30, 2017, every batch of usable marijuana (flower and leaves) must be tested directly for pesticides according to the Oregon Health Authority’s testing rules in order to be compliant. This includes untested product that was collected for sampling prior to August 30.

The 11 Cannabis Strain Names Now Prohibited in Oregon

The 11 Cannabis Strain Names Now Prohibited in Oregon

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.

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OLCC Approves Medical Bump-Up Canopy for Marijuana Producers

PORTLAND, Ore., April 28,2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission today approved rules allowing growers licensed in Oregon’s Recreational Marijuana Program to grow marijuana specifically for Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) cardholders.

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Oregon Liquor Control Commission Issues Marijuana Recall

PORTLAND, Ore., March 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is issuing an immediate health and safety advisory due to the identification of potentially unsafe pesticide residue on retail plant material produced from marijuana cultivated by Emerald Wave Estate, LLC.

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Oregon Liquor Control Commission Chair Rob Patridge Resigns

PORTLAND, Ore., March 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Rob Patridge, Chair of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, today submitted his resignation to Oregon Governor Kate Brown. Patridge is leaving the OLCC to join the private sector. Patridge’s resignation from the Commission is effective March 10, 2017.

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OLCC Allows Hemp-Infused Alcohol Under Limited Conditions

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 3, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission released guidance today for Oregon brewers that outlines an exception for using industrial hemp in hemp-infused alcoholic beverages if certain conditions are met. Marijuana-infused alcoholic beverages remain prohibited.

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OLCC Approves More than 760 Recreational Marijuana Licenses

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has approved 762 recreational marijuana licenses through the first week of January 2017, fulfilling the commitment to start-up a regulated system by the end of 2016. The OLCC began accepting recreational marijuana license applications in January 2016 and issued the first licenses in May 2016.

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Cannabis Company Kaya Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:KAYS) Confirms Issuance of OLCC Recreational License for Existing Salem, Oregon Kaya Shack™ Marijuana Superstore

Kaya Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:KAYS) (the “Company” or “KAYS”) announced today that it has been awarded its first full recreational marijuana retailer license from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (the “OLCC”) for its existing South Salem Kaya Shack™ Marijuana Superstore.

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Metrc Third Party Solution Providers Approved for Oregon’s Cannabis Tracking System

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 28, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission and Metrc™ have approved PayQwick of Calabasas, California; eCannex of Boca Raton, Florida; Promium of Seattle, Washington; duber Technologies of Portland, OR; and Stemless of Portland, OR as validated software providers whose products are compatible for integration with the Oregon Recreational Marijuana Program Cannabis Tracking System (CTS).

Institutional Cannabis: Defining Institutional Stakeholders

Institutional Cannabis: Defining Institutional Stakeholders

For the purpose of this column we consider three types of institutions: government, academic and corporate. They are the thought leaders, market leaders and mainstream actors from outside the industry that are stakeholders in the effects of an economic outcome.

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OHA to Change Testing Standards for Marijuana Products

PORTLAND, Ore., /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced today it is modifying testing standards for medical and recreational marijuana products with new, temporary rules that balance testing costs for the marijuana industry with public health protection for consumers

Edibles Entrepreneurs in Oregon: Invest in Food Safety Details

Edibles Entrepreneurs in Oregon: Invest in Food Safety Details

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced via email on Nov. 17 that it’s anticipating an influx of applications from prospective recreational marijuana businesses. If you hope to become a licensed recreational processor and want to avoid delays in having your application processed, compliance is critical.

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Health Alerts Issued for Pesticide-Tainted Marijuana Sold at North Bend, Salem, Eugene Dispensaries

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 4, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Health Authority is advising customers of three medical marijuana dispensaries—in North Bend, Salem and Eugene—that certain products contain high levels of pesticides. OHA recommends they immediately return the affected products or dispose of them.

Department of Revenue Releases Marijuana Tax Collection Numbers

SALEM, Ore., Oct. 17, 2016 /Weed Wire / — As of September 30, 2016, the Department of Revenue has received $40.2 million in marijuana tax payments. Medical marijuana dispensaries started collecting a 25-percent tax on their recreational marijuana sales in January.

Oregon Wants Input From Stakeholders on Testing Concentrates, Extracts and Edibles

Oregon Wants Input From Stakeholders on Testing Extracts and Edibles

On Oct. 14, 2016, the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced via email that they are seeking solutions from stakeholders in the legal cannabis industry on testing, sampling and validating concentrates, extracts and edibles.

Recreational Marijuana Shops Licensed In Oregon, Now Set To Open

Recreational Marijuana Shops Licensed in Oregon, Now Set to Open

Starting this weekend, Oregonians can buy marijuana for recreational use at shops intended for that purpose. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced on Friday it has approved licenses for 26 retailers around the state, meeting a key deadline almost two years after voters passed a ballot measure legalizing pot.

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OLCC Expands Options for Medical Dispensaries Transitioning to Retail Allows for Sale of Existing Inventory of Marijuana Products

PORTLAND, Oreg., Sept. 19, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today the Oregon Liquor Control Commission provided additional opportunities for medical dispensaries to become OLCC recreational marijuana retail licensees by allowing them to transfer their existing inventory and sell through that inventory until March 1, 2017.

Oregon's Cannabis Lab Accreditation Program 'on the Verge of Collapse'

Oregon’s Cannabis Lab Accreditation Program ‘on the Verge of Collapse’

Last week, the Oregon Health Authority received a memo from Gary Ward, an administrator with the Oregon Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program, claiming that ORELAP is “on the verge of collapse.”

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OLCC Licenses First Labs, Processors for Recreational Marijuana Market Labs Certified to Meet Stringent Testing Standards

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 30, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has issued licenses to the first two labs accredited to test cannabis flower and other cannabis products in Oregon’s regulated recreational marijuana system.

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Retailer Cannabis Tracking System (CTS) Training Available Special Lab CTS Webinar Coming Up

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 26, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — As the Oregon Liquor Control Commission readies to license Recreational Marijuana retailers, the OLCC and Metrc®, the State of Oregon’s Cannabis Tracking System (CTS) provider, are providing a series of retailer specific CTS trainings across Oregon.

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WeedTraQR Seed-to-Sale Software Certified for Use in Oregon

SEATTLE, Wash., Aug.24, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) has approved WeedTraQR, industry-leading cannabis seed-to-sale tracking software, as a validated software provider for Oregon’s recreational marijuana program.


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