MJ Biz reports
Steve Marks, executive director of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), which regulates the state’s marijuana industry, issued a letter Aug. 30 addressed to the state’s recreational cannabis business owners.
In the letter, Marks wrote that the state received a flood of new applications ahead of a June 15 moratorium on new licenses. In May, the state said it would temporarily halt accepting any new licenses for rec businesses.
The 2,210 new business applications received by June 15 are expected to take a year or more to process. It could take longer for anyone who submitted an application immediately before the cutoff.