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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Roll Bros is an Oregon-based professional joint rolling company focused on expert production of 1/2 gram pre-rolls. OLCC licensees provide the flower and Roll Bros provides the cones, averaging an on-site production of 200 joints per hour.
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.
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.
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Matt Maletis (Western Congressional District) joins the Oregon Liquor Control Commission following Oregon Senate confirmation on November 15, 2017.
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.
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.
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.
MEDFORD, Ore., Sept. 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission today met with law enforcement officials, local district attorneys and US attorney’s office officials to announce policy changes and partnership efforts.
Oregon cannabis pesticide testing has undergone a rollercoaster of changes in response to the market, stakeholders and regulators, but permanent pesticide rules are now finally in place.
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.
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.
PORTLAND, Ore., May 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Will Higlin has been appointed Deputy Director for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission as of April 1, 2017.
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.
On March 18, 2017, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced that it had issued a recall on nine pounds of marijuana flower produced by Emerald Wave Estate and sold by Buds 4 U in Mapleton due to the presence of unsafe levels of pesticide residue.
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.
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.
SALEM, Ore., Feb. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Department of Revenue received $5.3 million in marijuana tax payments in January 2017.
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.
With the Oregon Liquor Control Commission recently greenlighting one of the state’s first marijuana delivery services, Oregon’s retail marijuana industry is preparing to cover new ground.
On Jan. 20, 2017, the Oregon Department of Revenue announced that as of Dec. 31, 2016, it had collected $60.2 million in marijuana tax revenue, surpassing the $43 million forecast by state economists earlier this year.
SALEM, Ore., Jan. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The year is just starting, but for many who sold recreational marijuana in October, November or December, there are already tax obligations they need to fulfill.
On Jan. 6, 2017, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced that it had recently approved 762 recreational marijuana licenses and 9,041 Marijuana Worker Permits.
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.
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.
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).
On Dec. 22, 2016, Oregon’s Portland City Council voted unanimously to amend its marijuana business regulations, creating a license for marijuana retail couriers.
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 20, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Health Authority is reminding all medical marijuana dispensaries in the state that sales of limited marijuana retail products to people 21 and older will end Dec. 31.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 2, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — HISIERRA™ Renewable Sustainable Child Resistant Packaging is pleased to announce HISIERRA™ is Pre-Approved by the Oregon OLCC for immediate use.
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.
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.
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.
As of July 31, 2016, the state of Oregon has collected approximately $25 million this year in tax revenue from the legal marijuana industry. This is according to a recent report released by the Oregon Department of Revenue released on Aug. 22, 2016.
PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 1, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will release its new online packaging and labeling application tomorrow.