PORTLAND, OR – Oregon’s marijuana market has experienced exponential growth, which has led to a crowded market place. In response to this reality, the 2022 Oregon legislature passed legislation requiring the Oregon Liquor & Cannabis Commission (OLCC) to cease issuing marijuana licenses to applicants who submitted an application after January 1, 2022.
“We see both sides of this issue,” stated Commissioner Maletis. “There’s people that are very happy and there’s people that are very unhappy, but the legislature made a decision. We’ve always had a unique system in Oregon. There’s no easy way to do this.”