OLCC Technical Updates Rulemaking - Public Comment Open Until Oct 31!
Our Founding Principal, Courtney N. Moran, LL.M., has helped the Oregon hemp industry navigate the murky waters of ODA and OLCC regulations since its inception. Courtney is dedicated to working with all stakeholders to build a robust industrial hemp market in our state.
On September 28, 2022, OLCC published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement changes engendered by the passage of House Bills 4016 and 4074. While the majority of the changes pertain to the recreational and medical marijuana programs, OLCC did propose technical rule changes affecting industrial hemp. The proposed rules:
Clarify the requirements for testing of hemp and hemp items by OLCC licensees and OLCC industrial hemp certificate holders (O.A.R. 845-025-2750; 845-025-5800);
Amend labeling rules relating to hemp vapor products and very small containers (O.A.R. 845-026-7040; 845-026-7070).
OLCC posted the proposed rules here, as well as on their Laws and Rules website. OLCC specifically requests public comment on whether the agency should consider other options for achieving the rule's substantive goals while reducing the negative economic impact of the rule on businesses.
PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE FOR A CONSULTATION WITH ANY QUESTIONS ON THESE RULES AND HOW THEY MAY IMPACT YOUR BUSINESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
Engaging in consultation over comments to proposed rules changes allows members of the public to participate in the regulatory process and potentially achieve desirable changes to the regulatory landscape. Exercising your right to participate in the public comment process is incredibly important, and our Office can assist you with making your voice heard. Contact us today!
Public Comment Procedures:
The public comment period is open until October 31, 2022, at 12:00 PM PST.
OLCC has also scheduled a Public Hearing on October 25, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. The Public Hearing is accessible virtually via Teams or by phone at 323-553-3576 (Passcode 778896883#).