What to Watch: New Proposed OLCC Regulations

On Thursday, October 18, the OLCC circulated their proposed new rules (revising OAR Chapter 845, Division 25) ahead of the October 22 meeting for the Rules Advisory Committee. Although not yet adopted, it’s worthwhile to review the contemplated revisions to be best...

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OMMP revision to medical marijuana limits

Effective August 24, 2018, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (“OLCC”) significantly reduced the daily purchase limits of usable marijuana at OLCC licensed retailers by Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (“OMMP”) cardholders from 24 ounces to 1 ounce. This change in...

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Hemp & 280e: To deduct, or not deduct?

If you’re farming/processing/selling/transporting marijuana and don’t already know that you’re subject to Internal Revenue Code Section 280e, fire your accountant as soon as possible.  Oregon’s defiance of the Controlled Substances Act has done a decent job of...

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Trump Administration tries to put skids on industrial hemp

Greg Ibach, undersecretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, spoke at the Governor’s Forum in Denver last month about the Trump Administration’s view on proposed expansions of industrial hemp legality. “We need to be careful so that we don’t kill the market for...

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New OLCC rules

New Year, New Rules The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has released a draft of a host of new proposed amendments to Chapter 845, Division 25 of the Oregon Administrative Rules.  Here are some of the highlights. Medical marijuana now tracked through METRC: Perhaps...

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(Legally) Selling Weed While Black

Amber Senter, Andrea Unsworth, Nina Parks and Tsion "Sunshine" Lencho are women of color who work in the legal cannabis industry in Oakland, Calif. Even in 2017, that's unusual. As the city's weed industry grows, the players who are most likely to jump in on the...

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