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Oregon Cannabis: Drive-Thru Marijuana Sales Ending?

The OLCC rulemaking process continues after a public hearing on October 25 and the close of the public comment period on October 31. You can read our prior coverage here, here and here, and you can read the proposed rules here. The public hearing lasted about 35 minutes and a hot topic was whether retailers may

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Free Webinar Tomorrow: Cannabis and Psychedelics Election Updates, Q&A

Register Here Last week, voters across the country were tasked with deciding the fate of numerous cannabis and psychedelics bills and initiatives. These included: psychedelics regulation in Colorado psilocybin licensing opt-out votes around Oregon cannabis decriminalization votes in Texas medical cannabis regulation in Arkansas recreational cannabis regulation in Maryland recreational cannabis regulation in Missouri recreational

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Cannabis and Psychedelics Election Updates and Q&A

Register Here On November 8, 2022, voters across the country were tasked with deciding the fate of numerous cannabis and psychedelics bills and initiatives. These included: psychedelics regulation in Colorado psilocybin licensing opt-out votes around Oregon cannabis decriminalization votes in Texas medical cannabis regulation in Arkansas recreational cannabis regulation in Maryland recreational cannabis regulation in

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Oregon Proposed Cannabis Rules: Mixed Bag

We have been reviewing a raft of Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) proposed rules that could significantly affect the Oregon marijuana industry. These proposed rules have implications for licensees, potential licensees and even people doing business with industry like landlords and lenders. Everyone, really. You can find the first three posts in our series

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Oregon Marijuana: Proposed Rule Threatens Licensee Ability to Raise Capital

This post continues our discussion of rule changes proposed by the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC). (Other posts here and here, and please stay tuned for an omnibus post by Vince Sliwoski). Today the topic is a proposed revision to the rules governing changes in business structure. In particular, a proposed conditional approval rule

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Oregon Marijuana: Proposed “Change in Location” Rule Adds Risk for Sellers

The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) regularly engages in new rulemaking and this year is no different. The OLCC has a proposed a slate of rule changes it deigns as responsive to implement 2022 legislation and technical updates. But this round of rulemaking has numerous substantial revisions to the rules that are not required

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Tough Times in Oregon Cannabis

Oregon doesn’t want any new cannabis businesses. This turnabout happened rather quickly. Until this spring, the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) issued most types of cannabis licenses to anyone who qualified under relatively broad parameters, through a cheap and simple licensing process. Oregon was even the first state to open its program to non-resident

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Oregon Marijuana: OLCC Proposes Rules Reclassifying Violations

On Tuesday, September 6, 2022, a Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) of the Oregon Liquor & Cannabis Commission (OLCC) had its first meeting to discuss amendments to the administrative rules governing licensed marijuana businesses. Specifically, the RAC met to discuss new, proposed rules that would reclassify marijuana violations. This post discusses some of the proposed reclassification

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Cannabis Candy Co. Suit Spotlights Alter Ego Liability Theory

Published in Law360 on August 30, 2022. © Copyright 2022, Portfolio Media, Inc., publisher of Law360. Reprinted here with permission. A recently filed cannabis case in Oregon, Drops LLC v. La Mota LLC, demonstrates pleading of two forms of the alter ego theory of liability. Most lawyers and business owners know that one of the

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Oregon Cannabis: Did OLCC Let Curaleaf Skate?

Last summer, the Massachusetts based retailer Curaleaf mistakenly mixed-up THC with CBD at a bottling plant in Portland. Approximately 1,500 mislabeled bottles containing what the Oregonian describes as a “jumbo” dose of THC were shipped under the brand name Select and sold as containing only CBD. Although many of the bottles were recalled at the