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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 the law affects both OMMP cardholders and OLCC retailers, which must comply with the new purchase limits immediately. This rule does not affect medical dispensaries registered with the Oregon Health Authority.

The OLCC announced that this change is due to suspicious purchase activity detected in the state’s Cannabis Tracking System. The OLCC went on to explain that “action on OMMP purchase limits at OLCC retailers is designed to prevent potential diversion of usable marijuana into the secondary illegal market. The OLCC will continue to investigate the suspicious activity and will work with the Oregon Health Authority, which has authority over the OMMP, and if necessary forward investigative findings to law enforcement.”

If you have any questions concerning the new regulation or its impact on you or your business, be sure to contact us at Clifton Cannabis Law.

by Stephanie Marshall, Esq.