No Big Surprises in Draft of Oregon Cannabis Rec Rules

Vincent Sliwoski - Attorney at Canna Law Group

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) finally issued its draft rules yesterday for Oregon’s recreational marijuana program. The rules weigh in at a hefty 70 pages and you can find them here. In an accompanying release, the OLCC cautioned that “draft rule language is subject to change and should NOT be used as basis for making business decisions.” So there is that. And here is the bottom line: if you review these rules and you have watched this process closely, you will be treated to no big surprises, although some large gaps remain.

Starting with the basics, the OLCC will be licensing four types of primary licensees as part of Oregon’s recreational marijuana program: producers (growers), processors, wholesalers and retailers. A single applicant can apply for and receive all of these licenses and be vertically integrated. As rumored, the OLCC will also be licensing laboratories, marijuana handlers (they get a “permit”) and requiring a fee for “packaging and labeling pre-approval.

Read Vince Sliwoski’s “BREAKING NEWS: Oregon Recreational Marijuana Draft Rules Arrive”:

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