In their latest administrative moves, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) has decided to revoke the license for a wholesaler and also reduce the limits a medical patient can purchase in a single day from recreational cannabis stores in the state.
The OLCC took the unusual step on August 23, 2018 to pull the license of a cannabis wholesaler, Black Market Distribution, LLC. The company was cited for 10 violations and OLCC staff had recommended a 99 day suspension or pay a fine of over $16,000, but the commission decided that their violations warranted the ultimate penalty, license revocation.
“We want good compliant, law-abiding partners as OLCC marijuana licensees,” explained Paul Rosenbaum, OLCC
Commission Chair, in a statement. “We know the cannabis industry is watching what we’re doing, and believe me, we’ve taken notice. We’re going to find a way to strengthen our action against rule breakers, using what we already have on
the books, and if need be working with the legislature to tighten things up further.”
They also made the rule change to reduce the amount of cannabis a medical marijuana patient under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) can purchase on a single day from 24 ounces to a single ounce, citing diversion as their reason. The new rule takes effect today, August 24, 2018.
Read the full statement from the OLCC here.
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