Yesterday, January 4th, 2016 marked the start of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) accepting online applications for recreational marijuana licenses. Producers, laboratories, processors, wholesalers, retailers, and handlers are now lining up to receive OLCC licenses under Oregon’s new regulatory framework. Many cities and counties, however, are not enthusiastic with the new regulatory framework and have “opted out” by prohibiting, by ordinance, the establishment of licensed recreational marijuana producers, processors, wholesalers, and/or retailers. To date, over 80 local jurisdictions have exercised the “opt out” provision under HB 3400.
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