Oregon to Inspect Outdoor Cannabis Harvests
In response to pressure and scrutiny from the federal government, Oregon outdoor marijuana harvests will be subject to oversight by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) this harvest season. Some of the concerns:
- “The federal government – in particular, the U.S. attorney for Oregon – is scrutinizing Oregon’s MJ industry due to overproduction and potential diversion concerns.
- Outdoor growers must notify the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), which regulates the state’s licensed cannabis market, before harvest so it can monitor crop gathering.
- Some growers are anxious the OLCC is already overburdened and behind schedule even before adding these new inspections.
- Scheduling the monitoring could prove tricky because growers often aren’t sure when they will harvest.
- Requiring outdoor cultivators to notify authorities about when they will harvest is an unusual move by state regulators and not common in the cannabis industry.”