Oregon liquor officials plan marijuana ‘listening sessions’
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission said it will hold eight “listening sessions” related to how the state implements new recreational marijuana laws.
Oregon voters approved the use of recreational marijuana last November. The new rules take effect July 1, with retail stores set to open by late 2016. The OLCC will begin accepting applications for commercial licenses in January.
The sessions are scheduled in the following locales.
- Monday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Chemeketa Eola Hills, Viticulture Center in Salem.
- Tuesday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Lane County Fairgrounds in Eugene.
- Wednesday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Southern Oregon University’s Stevenson Union in Ashland.
- Thursday, Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at Oregon Institute of Technology’s auditorium, in Klamath Falls.
- Thursday, Feb. 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Riverhouse Convention Center in Bend.
- Thursday, Feb. 26 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Portland Washington Square in Tigard.
- Friday, Feb. 27 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Monarch Hotel & Conference Center in Clackamas.
- Wednesday, March 11, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hallmark Resort in Newport.
“The OLCC needs to hear from you: what should marijuana regulation look like in your community and throughout Oregon?” OLCC Chairman Rob Partridge asked in a release.
“OLCC is committed to a transparent and inclusive public process to help us implement the law in a way that protects children, keeps our communities safe, and brings the recreational marijuana industry into the regulated market,” Partridge added.