OLCC Revises Rules to Relieve Problems Experienced by Business Owners

    Oregon marijuana business owners have been experiencing delays and difficulty with regulations issued by the OLCC. On Friday December 2nd the OLCC issued some temporary rules with the hopes of alleviating some of the delays businesses have been experiencing which have caused many to slow significantly in their profits and for some have resulted in laying off employees. The temporary rules include both the recreational and medicinal marijuana to lessen some of the potency testing requirements to hopefully speed up the normally very long potency testing. Many businesses are unsure whether or not the temporary rules will help but one thing they are sure of is that they want to get everything back up and running smoothly.

One way to ensure that the rest of the business is running smoothly is to ensure that your security system is up and running, and in compliance with the OLCC regulations. The OLCC now requires that every marijuana business has 90 days of off site video surveillance storage and that every entrance and exit of your facility is under video surveillance. These requirements can be tough to figure out on your own which is why we recommend finding some help to make the process easier. Once your facility is within regulation for security, find video monitoring that will make your life easier, and won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

With all the delays in business the easiest way to make sure that everything else is running within state regulations is to make sure you contact someone who can help you keep your security requirements up to date. Business may be delayed and there is not much that can be done to help that but at least your product, employees, and facility will be safe and secure.

Historic November 2016 Election Brings Marijuana to Entire West Coast

The November 2016 election brought California, Nevada, and Massachusetts to the group of states that have legalized recreational marijuana. California’s vote to legalize the use and sale of recreational marijuana means that now the entire West Coast has joined together in legalizing marijuana for recreational use. California’s large population should bring some momentum to the induslegalmarijuananowlogotry opening it to such a largely populated state.

Florida, North Dakota, and Arkansas also voted to approve medical marijuana measures, with Montana voting to ease some of the highly restricted medical marijuana measures that are already in place.

Advocates for legalization of marijuana are thrilled with the progress the West Coast has made in the last few years, while there are some that are disappointed and worried about what this could mean for their state. Among those that are disappointed are law enforcement groups and anti-drug campaigns who think that legalization will mean danger for children, driving, and an industry whose main purpose is to sell an unhealthy drug to citizens. Law enforcement in California has pledged to work with lawmakers to create a driving under the influence policy that will most likely be similar to that of alcohol. Marijuana in California will also be highly restricted and taxed, like alcohol but will also not be allowed in most public places.

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With the entire West Coast now legalizing recreational marijuana use the industry can grow and develop significantly within the next year. Massachusetts joining the group brings potential for the East Coast to grow in the industry will also be big this year. The hope for many is that the Federal government will eventually legalize marijuana on the federal level making it easier for new and existing companies to open bank accounts, take credit cards, and act as any other legitimate business.