Message from Director Marks
To the Recreational Marijuana Community
A Message from Executive Director Marks
It’s been a busy year for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and the Oregon marijuana community working together to establish Oregon’s new recreational marijuana market. Our work is far from complete but we pride ourselves with the strides we’ve taken to establish the legal market envisioned by Ballot Measure 91. 2016 has been filled with new laws, policy developments, and our furiously paced effort to license new businesses — from farms to retail. Together we’ve succeeded in creating an integrated and functioning market with harvest, transportation, testing, processing and sales taking place each day: our very immature market has established a strong foundation to build on.
In 2017 our work will be to grow this market into a strong, profitable, and exceedingly legal industry. We will continue to support job creation and revenue growth all around the state. The changes made this week by the Oregon Health Authority to modify testing requirements are just one part of the continuing effort to shape a regulatory structure that supports business efficiency and creativity, establishes a robust marketplace that attracts consumers, and protects public health and safety.