Marijuana Retailers To Open 10/1
OLCC News Release – OLCC Marijuana Retailers Set To Open October 1st; Additional Testing Labs Come Online
September 30, 2016
Portland, Oregon – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has approved licenses for 26 recreational marijuana retailers around the state; some may begin operating on October 1, 2016. The action by the OLCC fulfills a promise to Oregonians that recreational marijuana stores would be open for business by fall 2016.
“I appreciate the hard work of the OLCC staff and our government, community and industry partners in achieving our October 1, 2016 goal of licensing our first marijuana retailers,” said Rob Patridge, Chair of the OLCC. “We have balanced industry desires, public health, and public safety. Along the way we have been transparent and inclusive in our approach and believe that we have crafted a collaborative regulatory system that meets the spirit of what Oregon Voter’s passed as Measure 91.”