Oregon Cannabis Commission to Implement New Rules Through 2022

Oregon has introduced new cannabis rules to the market that started on the first of 2022 and will roll out over the next two years.
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The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission has spent the last 18 months crafting new rules to improve the state’s cannabis industry.

The OLCC announced in a December 28 press release that it would be implementing new cannabis rules that will take effect between 2022 and 2023. Steve Marks, OLCC executive director, addressed the need for these changes, expressing the desired outcome after the changes go live. 

“These rules try to balance a number of different concerns—consumer health and safety, interests of small and large operators in our industry and public safety concerns around loopholes in the Federal Farm Bill of 2018, and the illicit farm production taking place in Oregon,” Marks said

The source of these changes began with the approval of House Bill 3000 and Senate Bill 408. HB-3000 creates a foundation for limitations on “THC-laden hemp products from being sold unregulated in Oregon,” while SB-408 restructured penalties for licensees who violated the rules.

The press release also states that the violation categories that have been in place since 2016 are outdated, and the new rules plan to build off of the current industry landscape. Some of the new rules went into effect on January 1, 2022; however, other rules won’t immediately go live and will instead roll out from now through the beginning of 2023.

The OLCC notes that the “fading threat of Federal government action” due to the number of states that have legalized cannabis has also led to another rule change that restructures and reduces penalties for licensees who violate certain rules. OLCC Commissioner Matt Maletis admits that although it isn’t a perfect solution, it will still help the industry as a whole. “It may not make everybody happy, but it’s a pathway, and I think it solves a lot of the issues,” Maletis stated.

Rules will also be changing for consumers. After the new year begins, consumers will be able to purchase two ounces of usable cannabis (up from one). The amount of milligrams for edibles in particular will be increased from 50mg THC per package to 100mg THC, which will be eligible for sale after April 1, 2022. Additionally, “artificially derived cannabinoids” such as CBN or delta-8 products are now required to go through a review process to determine if they meet the standard of “New Dietary Ingredient,” with 18 months to ensure compliance.

Home delivery services will also be permitted in any city or county that allows it, and the OLCC is making plans to create a new section on its website to inform consumers about new delivery zones.

Marks concluded the press release with a reminder that there were many factors to these changes and the OLCC is confident it will improve the industry going forward. “We did listen to the public and did make significant changes to these rules, and I want to reiterate that we have come a very long way,” said Marks. “And this industry established success for Oregon. We are creating a successful business market, a successful consumer market. This is another big turn of progress.”

Oregon has met a variety of hurdles recently, including the still-thriving black market—so much that it was declared a state of emergency. However, legislation such as Senate Bill 893 is being crafted to combat illegal cultivation for the time being. Still, the state was also chosen to receive a $10 million grant to continue hemp research through the Global Innovation Center at Oregon State University. The grant program is known to be competitive, and Oregon researchers at OSU shared that they felt fortunate to be chosen among other elite institutions to receive the funds.

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  1. The laws are perfectly designed to help the state make more money off the consumer. When will consumers be able to purchase seeds and clones from a shop to grow in their own household? According to Forbes Magazine there n have been break throughs in creating synthetic and artifical cannabinoids. Will that research be part of the new coined term artificially derived cannabinoids? How long before those will be sold in conjuction with actual cannabis? Either way, there will always be a black market for cannabis as long as there is a government still regulating it.

    1. You can legally buy seeds or clones in Oregon, however the demand for either is surprisingly low. Call the dispensary’s near you, one of them has some clones they would love to see tended to.

  2. The City of Portland, State of Oregon and the cannabis regulators fail miserably at unbiased regulation, instead opting for un-authorized, multi-jurisdictional and trauma inducing scheme to obtain a prime location for an associate and owner of a well-known chain of Oregon dispensaries. This was accomplished by Oregon State Police Sargeant Tyler Bechtel and his network of regulators and law enforcement that formed a chain of misconduct from Portland Cannabis Program, City of Portland -where Bechtel has a close family member named Bechtel who’s name appears on tampered with records that are relevant to this case., Multnomah County Sheriff, Linn County Sheriff, Yamhill County Sheriff,, and Oregon State Police Northwest Region Marijuana Team and Yamhill County Inter-Agency Narcotics Team. as WE BECOME AWARE OF ACTS DONE BY THESE TASK FORCES ACCROSS THE COUNTRY, like California, Oregon and the East Coast where a task force was caught doing exactly what was done right here in Portland, Oregon. They came on their own time. They participated in a multi-jurisdictional and unauthorized mission to put an African American Woman, born and raised in Portland, out of business, into handcuffs, into a trial defending her life and being threatened with 10 years in prison, because they wanted her location. They were able to, in concert with another, access state licensing through state computers impersonating the victim and making it appear on 9/4/18 that the victim submitted an intent to withdraw from OHA medical dispensary registry, and then unknown to the victim refunded the license. Then on 8/11/18 same actors accessed and tampered with OLCC retailer application chewing up the complete application like a game of pac-man rendering it incomplete and continuing to tamper with the application trying to cover the misconduct unaware they were already being watched by the victim, Then on 9/19/18, the OSP task force and Yamhill County arrived at victim’s business and home and like the other task forces across the country, took everything of value the victim had, and her entire summer crop, that had just fished drying hours prior. They told the victim there would be no charges. They did something different. They put in the effort to make this look like an official search and seizure authorized by Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Marshall. On 12/1/2021 the victim was informed by Judge Marshall’s clerk, who confirmed the victim’s suspicion, that the search warrant presented on 9/19/18 was NOT signed ny the judge. Then it got worse and the trauma flowed freely surrounding the victim as she learned that the 7 arrests she has been subjected to over the past 3 years were also, NOT authorized by the court, by a judge. In fact, no arrest warrants exist for 7 unlawful, traumatic incidents when the victim, was taken against her will AND HELD AS A PRISONER.
    So, when you hear cannabis news this is the unheard Oregon cannabis news and the abuse going on right now, against an exhausted Disabled Black Woman and her business,
    Hi, I am Trina Tree. I have a story to tell, Not, my story. My story is of love and trying to be kind every day and treating others with compassion. This story is one of public servants who thought so highly of themselves and their intelligence and so little of mine that the collective arrogance within their network fueled their confidence that they would remain undetected. They underestimated this Black Girl. Yes, I can read. No, you are not going to get away with it, in fact the FBI is investigating all of your dumb asses right now- identity theft, mail fraud, wire fraud, 7 kidnappings, selling drugs- sounds like RICO??? to go along with US 42 Section 1983 I am so anxious to file.
    One of the major mistakes these idiots made was sending me, by mistake, images and screen shots of the vicious, bad faith tampering of my licenses, along with an affidavit and police report by involved officer’s who clearly state they accessed the licenses at the exact moment the tampering occurred. I sold my home -that was paid off. and that I raised my four children in to open a dispensary, I made a sacrifice so I could participate in Oregon’s legal; industry. My roots in cannabis are far deeper than Oregon’s new regulation, which apparently consists of a toolbox full of free passes to break local, state and federal laws, commit multiple constitutional violations, cross any county line and enter and major city, home or business you choose with no limitations or authorization from a court or police department. They must also have a template to pump out fake search warrants and a judges’ signature simulator and fake arrest warrant generator for all counties. All of that along with the right they apparently were born with- the ability to weaponize their whiteness under color of law and use their weaponized selves to attack a Black Woman, placing her like trash or recycling at the curb of her intentionally destroyed Minority Business, Content she will not be heard of again and on her way to prison. This is evidenced by their associates dispensary open in my spot. I, Trina Tree will not stop until this story is heard. You would think a fake search warrant, 7 false arrests, and the Riverdance these fools did upon the fourth amendment would get some attention- and all the evidence-WOW!! If you read this you gotta hear the full story, including the DDA involved and removed from his position and multiple resignations from others involved. We have a big scoop of fake DPSST numbers and fake warrant returns and fake lab slips. CASE # 19cr15793 Oregon Multnomah County. I am still defending myself against two felonies and they all know it is fake, I need a civil rights attorney willing to bitch slap these vicious, biased losers, piss off a bunch of jurisdictions spanning from the task force, the DDA corruption, Oregon State Police need to get it. The main officer involved is also the one who got the Cole Memo rescinded and brought heat from Sessions. Same guy.

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