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Measure 91 Series — Listening Sessions

The OLCC is holding “listening sessions” throughout the state to find what the public is most concerned about. Listening sessions have already been held in Baker City, Eugene, Pendleton, and Salem. More listening sessions are scheduled for Wednesday and thereafter: Wednesday, February 18 7:00PM – 9:00PM ASHLAND Southern Oregon University, Stevenson Union1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Rogue […]

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Measure 91 Series — The Cole Memo

One interesting component of the rulemaking process is a document that the federal government drafted. The “Cole Memo” was given to states which decriminialized marijuana (to date, Colorado and Washington). The Cole Memo is an eight-point memo related to the concerns held by the federal DOJ. These eight points direct states to: Prevent distribution of […]

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Measure 91 Series — What is the OLCC?

Measure 91 grants the OLCC the authority to tax, license, and regulate recreational marijuana. But what is this mysterious multi-lettered agency? The OLCC, as the name suggests, is an agency which is led by a commission (rather than a department led by a single executive officer). The commission administers the Liquor Control Act, ORS chapter […]

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Winemakers’ Lawyer on Measure 91

On November 4, Oregon’s voters approved a complex regulatory system to legalize recreational marijuana. Measure 91 directs the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to regulate, license, and tax recreational marijuana. As you can anticipate, a winemakers’ lawyer works with the OLCC often. I find the Measure 91 regulations and rulemaking progress fascinating (who wouldn’t?!). I have […]

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Sweetening the Milk

Winemakers aren’t the only regulated industry in this country. Architects, real estate agents, and yes, even lawyers are subject to regulation. Folks who work within the financial industry — investments and securities — are regulated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Disputes arising within the umbrella of securities — investment disputes or employment — are […]

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Airlie winery supports M88

A recent letter to the Corvallis editor sparked my interest — please read it and please do vote. If your time is pressed, here is a synthesis: “Measure 88 would provide a safe and legal way for all Oregonians to get to work, school and church, and help lead a productive life.” Please vote yes […]

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Proposed Wine Regs for Washington Wineries

The Washington State Liquor Control Board is seeking input on proposed wine regulations. The proposed regulations have some expanded rights for domestic wineries (albeit those that pay an extra fee). As the regs currently stand, a domestic winery can apply for additional location licenses — for example, serving samples, selling wine, and renting spaces. The […]

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