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US (OR): Cannabis business licensing process reopened after three-year pause

The Oregon Liquor & Cannabis Commission resumes the processing of new cannabis business license applications.

In 2018, the OLCC took a “pause” on processing new license applications in order to focus on existing licensees and applicants who had already submitted applications. "Since that time, we have made significant changes to streamline licensing and renewal processes that generally accelerate the licensing process. With these changes in place, we are now able to shift licensing staff back to processing new license applications," the OLCC stated.

What does that mean for new and pending applications?
Applications that were submitted on or before the 15th of June, 2018, were not put on pause. Retailer, wholesaler, and processor applications submitted after that date are now being contacted by the OLCC to determine whether the process will be moved forwards.

As for producer applications, due to a senate bill passed in 2019, the OLCC is not allowed to accept any new applications and is forced to inactivate any applications submitted after June 15, 2018. Laboratory and research applications, as well as Change of Ownership applications, are still being processed.

For more information:
Oregon Liquor Control Commission 

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