“It’s not legal cannabis that’s going over state lines. It’s illegal cannabis.” – Don Morse

Too much of a good thing in Oregon as cannabis businesses adapt to flooded market Marijuana Business Daily reached out to the OCBC to get Don Morse’s take on the Oregon cannabis supply glut. From Morse’s perspective, the tax dollars the marijuana program generates could be handled better and used to bolster the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s resources. “The OLCC …

Maybe the Williams Memo is the New Cole Memo for Oregon

There’s a solid analysis of the Williams Memo on Canna Law Blog. Here’s their take and it lines up with what the OCBC Legislative Committee heard last night from Rob Bovett, the top attorney focused on drug and governance policy for all 36 counties in Salem. Rob is a great partner. His work with U.S. Attorney Billy Williams, the Governor’s …

Buckle Up the Election Cycle is Just Starting | Update from Niki Terzieff

Although your advocacy leaders are already thinking about policy proposals and strategies for the 2019 Legislative Session, running as background script throughout this year – and all advocacy activities – is the mid-term election cycle. Without even contemplating national politics… it’s going to get wacky. The direction of the Senate hangs in the balance as a pivotal race in East …

Spring 2018 Legislative Updates

HB 4089B Gives hemp research program currently operated by State Department of Agriculture name of Oregon Industrial Hemp Agricultural Pilot Program. No Position | Priority 0 | Date Input: 1/29/18 Position Priority Date Input Bill Info No Position 0 1/29/18 Summary: Gives hemp research program currently operated by State Department of Agriculture name of Oregon Industrial Hemp Agricultural Pilot Program. …

End of Year Reminders for OLCC Recreational Marijuana Licensees

On December 28, 2016 the OLCC sent a newsletter to their mailing list outlining some important changes happening in the beginning of 2017 for Cannabis businesses.  For your convenience we’ve copied the contents of the newsletter below. “EARLY START” RECREATIONAL SALES ENDING Affects OHA dispensaries transitioning to OLCC retail The sale of recreational marijuana products at Oregon Health Authority (OHA) …

A Message from OLCC – Switching from Medical Marijuana Dispensary to OLCC Retail?

Switching From Medical Marijuana Dispensary to OLCC Retail? Tax Rate Changes, New Tax Filing Process Are Coming This information has been provided to the OLCC from the Department of Revenue for distribution to OLCC Recreational Marijuana Program GovDelivery subscribers. The Department of Revenue wants to help the marijuana industry understand the changes in the tax collection process if they convert …