Attention Oregon: OLCC ANNOUNCES "PAUSE"
IN PROCESSING NEW RECREATIONAL
MARIJUANA LICENSE APPLICATIONS

From our colleagues at Green Light Law Group:
The OLCC announced yesterday that it will "pause" processing new applications for marijuana business licenses on June 15, 2018. The stated reason behind this dramatic announcement is to shift resources to renewal applications and existing applications. The timing of the announcement so soon after the release of Oregon's US Attorney Billy Williams' enforcement priority memo expressing concern over Oregon's "overproduction" is noteworthy. The OLCC gave no indication about how long this stop on new licenses will last. Will it be just long enough for the legislature to pass a new law limiting recreational marijuana licenses in Oregon? Who knows. Regardless, it would be wise to get your application submitted to the OLCC before June 15, 2018 if you are planning to start a new marijuana business.
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