OLCC sets recreational marijuana licensing workshops

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) will conduct workshops across the state this month to provide information about the OLCC recreational marijuana license program.

Oregon Liquor Control Commission

The first workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 1.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at The Riverhouse Convention Center in Bend. The workshop will include a review of the temporary rules regulating the recreational marijuana industry, an overview of the license application process, and a question and answer session.

There is no charge for attending the workshop; no registration is required and seating is available on first-come basis. The workshop presentation is available on the OLCC website. Workshop attendees are encouraged to print the workshop presentation and the Recreational Marijuana Business Readiness Guidebook and bring with them.

A video version of the workshop will be available on the OLCC website the week of December 21.

The OLCC will start accepting license applications on January 4, 2016. Applicants will be able to utilize a dedicated website to apply for business licenses, interact with OLCC staff, and pay fees electronically. The OLCC will license producers, processors, wholesalers, retailers, labs and research (certificates).

Six additional workshops will be held in areas of the state where local government has not adopted ordinances prohibiting establishment of recreational marijuana licenses. Registration is not required, and seating will be on a first-come basis.

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