As the OLCC moves into their next round of rule making, the OCA will present a united front on rule update requests. The following list is the result of member feedback and small group brainstorming seasons, followed by a member survey on the impact of each request. Thank you to all of you who participated in this process! If you did not have a chance to provide your feedback (or if you have more to say) there is still time, email the OCA at email@example.com.
Oregon Cannabis Association
Requests for OLCC Rule Updates
- Self reporting of violations to be added to the list of mitigating circumstances that the Commission may use to assess a lesser sanction. – This is a good faith effort for all parties, and it is our hope that it will reduce the anxiety around self reporting.
- Trade Sample Rules for Cannabinoid Concentrates or Extracts – Increase the amount of Cannabinoid Concentrates or Extracts allowed for trade samples to be in line with the amount of usable marajuana that is allowed for trade samples.
- Quality Control Samples – Increase Quality Control Samples to 4 ounces for research and development plants. This will help reduce waste for farms.
- Immature Canopy – Current rules allow for only 20 canopies in a grow, we request this be adjusted to 20 mature canopies, allowing for more research and development plants.
- License Transfer – Ability for a purchasing party to gain a financial interest once background check is passed and before transfer is approved.
- Complex Business Structures – Current rule language is not capable of handling new investment structures, ex: Foreign entities, what is a substantial investment, etc.
- Safe Rule for Retailers – Request to update the rule that product must be placed in a safe or vault at the end of the night. Retail product should be allowed to stay on the sales floor as long as it is securely locked as defined by other licenses. Relaxing this rule will greatly reduce the time when the product is in transport which is the most vulnerable moment for for damage and theft and save retailers the time of daily restocking.
- Social Media and Advertising – Request for rule clarification on what is defined as consumption in social media. Additional clarification on what the Licensee is liable for in regards to 3rd party posts, off-the-clock employees, and consumers.
- 90 Day High-res Surveillance Requirement – Request to reducing the storage time to 45 or 60 days. Storing high-res footage requires an exorbitant amount of hard disc space which is difficult for businesses to maintain.
- OAR 845-025-7030(11) Tiny Package Labeling Rule – Provision for low-potency products (20 mg THC or less per container), be exempt from the extra label requirement on tiny packaging, and can keep all required label info on the product packaging.
Members are also encouraged to send in their requests directly to the OLCC at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Whether it is in support of one of the OCA’s requests or for something else you would like to see changed, now is the time to make your voice heard!