OLCC schedules marijuana public meetings prior to writing rules

OLCC schedules marijuana public meetings prior to writing rules


The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has announced eight more public meetings to hear from communities around the state as the agency implements Oregon’s recreational marijuana law. Two meetings held last week in Baker City and Pendleton together drew about 200 people.

“Hearing firsthand from community members is vital to our public process,” said OLCC Chairman Rob Patridge. “What should marijuana regulation look like in your community and throughout Oregon?”

The listening sessions are the first steps in a yearlong public rulemaking process that will include monthly commission meetings and rules advisory committee meetings.

Under the new law, possession of recreational marijuana becomes legal on July 1. The OLCC must begin accepting applications for commercial licenses next January, with retail stores to open by late 2016.

Learn more at http://marijuana.oregon.gov.

Salem:
Monday, February 2, 7-9 p.m.
Chemeketa Eola Hills, Viticulture Center
215 Doaks Ferry Road NW
Salem, OR 97305

Eugene:
Tuesday, February 3, 7-9 p.m.
Lane County Fairgrounds
796 W. 13 Ave., Wheeler Pavilion
Eugene, OR 97402

Ashland:
Wednesday, February 18, 7-9 p.m.
Southern Oregon University, Stevenson Union
1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Rogue River Room
Ashland, OR 97520

Klamath Falls:
Thursday, February 19, 10 a.m.-Noon
Oregon Institute of Technology
3201 Campus Drive, Auditorium
Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Bend:
Thursday, February 19, 7-9 p.m.
The Riverhouse Convention Center
2850 Rippling River Court
Bend, OR 97701

Beaverton:
Thursday, February 26, 4-6 p.m.
Embassy Suites Portland Washington Square
9000 SW Washington Square Road
Tigard, OR 97223

Clackamas:
Friday, February 27, 4-6 p.m.
Monarch Hotel & Conference Center
12566 SE 93rd Ave.
Clackamas, OR 97015

Newport:
Wednesday, March 11, 7-9 p.m.
Hallmark Resort
744 SW Elizabeth Street
Newport, OR 97365

–Noelle Crombie

ncrombie@oregonian.com

503-276-7184; @noellecrombie


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