Implementation of recently passed legislation is top of mind for state regulatory agencies. With impending deadlines for implementation and key stakeholder processes to convene, agencies are reaching out to begin the work. 

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) Commissioners, in efforts to address their directive through Senate Bill 218 and other marijuana related issues, are planning statewide listening sessions to gain local perspectives. The bill, drafted in response to Oregon’s six and a half year oversupply of marijuana, sets a moratorium on marijuana production, but requires that applications submitted before June 15 be processed.

OLCC plans to meet with marijuana licensees and applicants, city and county officials, chiefs of police and sheriffs to talk about issues relevant to their areas of jurisdiction. Upcoming opportunities to engage with OLCC Commissioners include:

Local Government Listening Session | Bend, OR 

Date: July 9

Time: 4-5:30 p.m.    

Location: Riverhouse on the Deschutes, Cascade H

Marijuana Listening Sessions for Licensees and Applicants | Bend, OR       

Date: July 9   

Time: 6-9 p.m. 

Location: Riverhouse on the Deschutes, Cascade C D

Local Government Listening Session | Medford, OR 

Date: July 17  

Time: 2-3:30 p.m.                                                                               

Location: OLCC Medford Office

Marijuana Listening Sessions for Licensees and Applicants | Ashland, OR    

Date: July 17

Time:  6-9 p.m.                                 

Location: Southern Oregon University, Stevenson Union

Additional segments of the listening tour are anticipated in Portland, Eugene, and Pendleton. Details to come.

For more information, contact OLCC Director of Government Relations, Ranee Niedermeyer via email or by phone: 503-872-5044.

Contributed by: Megan Chuinard | Public Affairs Associate