OLCC Looking for Input from the Marijuana Industry – Tour Dates Announced

June 28, 2019

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) and OLCC staff are looking for input from the marijuana industry and citizens on recent changes, both legislative and administrative, to the OLCC marijuana program.  They will hold five public listening sessions around Oregon in July and August.  The stated purpose of the meetings is to provide the appointed Commissioners a better understanding of the issues and concerns facing the marijuana industry.

The Commission explicitly wants to hear from the marijuana industry on: the Producer License moratorium (Senate Bill 218), exporting, social consumption, and changes to the Marijuana Program.

“The goal of these listening sessions is to give those in the marijuana and wine industries the opportunity to meet face to face with Commissioners, some of who are newly appointed,” said Paul Rosenbaum, OLCC Commission Chair.  “The OLCC is committed to making these industries successful while still meeting our regulatory obligations.”

The OLCC will hold five listening sessions for the marijuana industry in:  Bend on July 9, Ashland on July 17, Eugene on July 30, Ontario on August 6, and in Portland on August 12.

In conjunction with the listening tours the Commission will hold its regularly scheduled July 18, 2019 meeting at Southern Oregon University.

In 2017 the Oregon Legislature expanded the Commission from five to seven members but only recently has the Commission had full membership.  The listening tours provide an opportunity for the Commissioners to interact with licensees and stakeholders.

Licensees and stakeholders can register to attend the listening tours on the OLCC Eventbrite page at: www.bit.ly/2AGaYUS.  More information here: https://www.oregon.gov/olcc/docs/news/news_releases/2019/nr_062819_Commission_Listening_Tour_Statewide.pdf


Marijuana Industry Listening Sessions

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 – 6 to 9 PM

Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center

2850 NW Rippling River Court, Bend 97703


Wednesday, July 17, 2019 – 6 to 9 p.m.

Southern Oregon University – Stevenson Union

1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland 97520


Tuesday, July 30, 2019 – 6 to 9 p.m.

Lane Community College – Center for Meeting and Learning

4000 E. 30th Avenue, Eugene 97405


Tuesday, August 6, 2019 – 6 to 9 p.m.

Ontario location TBD


Monday, August 12, 2019 – 6 to 9 p.m.

OLCC Headquarters – Commission Meeting Room

9079 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Portland 97222


Wine Industry Listening Sessions

Thursday, July 18, 2019 – 12:30 to 3 p.m.

Southern Oregon University – Stevenson Union

1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland 97520


Tuesday, July 29, 2019 – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Douglas County Fairgrounds – Cascade Hall West

2110 Frear St., Roseburg 97471


Thursday, August 1, 2019 – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Kent Taylor Civic Hall

200 NE Second Street, McMinnville 97128


Tuesday, August 6, 2019 – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Pendleton Convention Center

1601 Westgate, Pendleton 97801


Register for the OLCC listening tours on the OLCC Eventbrite page at: www.bit.ly/2AGaYUS

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