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July 30, 2020





July 8, 2020

Most Oregon Bars & Restaurants Following Social Distancing Requirements; OLCC Inspectors Saturate State Over 4th of July Holiday Weekend
July 7, 2020

OLCC Enforcement Staff Heading to Oregon Bars & Restaurants; Compliance Action Comes as State's COVID-19 Infection Rate Spikes; Inspectors Will Spend Holiday Weekend Making Spot Checks
July 3, 2020

Have you entered OLCC's Latest Rare and Limited Liquor Drawing?
July 1, 2020

OLCC Commission Takes Step to Continue Curbside Delivery; Begins Process to Ban Additives in Inhalable Cannabis Products
June 19, 2020

OLCC Commission to Consider Extending Alcohol Deliveries; Stiffens Penalties for Alcohol Sales to Minors
June 19, 2020

OLCC Commission Approves Marijuana Licensee Stipulated Settlements
June 3, 2020

Wine Industry Outlines Reopening, Recovery Plans to Commission
June 3, 2020

Phase 1 Reopening: Bottle Bill Redemption Requirements Modified
May 22, 2020

OLCC Provides Phase 1 Guidance to Alcohol Licensees; Adjusts Bottle Bill Compliance to State's Phase-In Plan
May 15, 2020

OLCC Suspends Liquor License of Salem Restaurant
April 23, 2020

Extension Again Made to Bottle Bill Reprieve
April 23, 2020

OLCC Providing Additional Economic Relief to Licensees; Liquor Liability Insurance Coverage Eased; Collection of Renewal Fees for Many Liquor Licensees Temporarily Suspended; License Renewal Late Fees Will Be Refunded
April 22, 2020

OLCC Commissioners Ratify Stipulated Alcohol Violations, Licensing Settlements and Takes Action on Rules
April 17, 2020

Commission Approves Random Testing of Marijuana Products; Action Stems From 2019 Vaping Crisis
April 17, 2020

OLCC Liquor Stores Generate Record Level of Revenue for State
April 14, 2020 

OLCC Suspends License of Southern Oregon Bar
April 13, 2020

OLCC Will Temporarily Accept Expired State of Oregon Issued ID
April 8, 2020

OLCC Provides Guidance to Alcohol Licensees; What's Allowed During the Pandemic?
April 4, 2020

Commission Suspends Closure Notification Requirement
April 3, 2020

What Do I Do If My Employee is Sick?
March 31, 2020

Bottle Bill Reprieve for Retailers Extended
March 27, 2020

Public Safety, Safe Access Focus of Latest Commission Action
March 22, 2020

Marijuana Retail Licensees Allowed to Provide Curbside Delivery
March 22, 2020

Delivery, Curbside Pickup Rules Eased to Help Industry
March 19, 2020

Returns of Product Allowed Due to Event Cancellation
March 17, 2020

OLCC to Provide Relief to "Bottle Bill" Retailers; Agency Will Temporarily Halt Enforcement of Redemption Requirements; BottleDrop Redemption Sites Will Remain in Operation
March 15, 2020

OLCC Appoints Leslie as Distribution Center Director
March 4, 2020

OLCC Appoints Wine Rules Advisory Committee Members
March 2, 2020

OLCC Commission Approves Marijuana Licensee Stipulated Settlements
February 20, 2020

OLCC Commissioners Hear Contested Case, Ratify Stipulated Alcohol and Licensing Settlements, Make Retail Appointments
February 20, 2020

Check Local Liquor Store for Presidents' Day Hours
February 14, 2020 

Bottle Bill Information Bulletin
February 5, 2020 

OLCC Commission Adopts Updated Rules for Marijuana Program; Approves Marijuana Licensee Stipulated Settlements
January 17, 2020

OLCC Commissioners Ratify Stipulated Alcohol Violations, Licensing and Take Action on Rules
January 17, 2020 

Check Local Liquor Store for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Hours
January 17, 2020 

OLCC Issues Marijuana Product Recall; Winberry Farms Sweet Leaf Blend Pre-rolls Failed Pesticide Test
January 16, 2020


OLCC Approves Marijuana Licensee Stipulated Settlements; Commission Defers Action Against Wholesale Licensee
December 23, 2019 

Check Local Liquor Store for Christmas Day and New Year's Day Holiday Hours
December 23, 2019 

Oregon Bottle Bill Changes, Additions Coming in 2020
December 20, 2019

OLCC Commissioners Make Retail Appointment, Ratify Stipulated Alcohol Violations, Take Action on Rules
December 19, 2019 

Winners Selected for OLCC's Sixth Public Drawing
December 9, 2019

OLCC Opens Sixth Public Drawing for Rare and Limited Edition Liquor
November 27, 2019

OLCC Affirms Authority to Prohibit Marijuana Adulterants; Bans Vitamin Acetate from Marijuana Vaping Products
November 22, 2019

OLCC Commissioners Make Retail Appointments, Ratify Stipulated Alcohol Violations and Licensing Settlements
November 22, 2019

OLCC Inspectors Instrumental in Discovery of Illegal Marijauna Oil Processing Operation in Lane County
October 31, 2019

The End to Daylight Savings Time Means Additional Hour of Sales for Oregonians
October 31, 2019

OLCC Approves Marijuana Licensee Stipulated Settlements; License Surrender for Exceeding Daily Purchase Limits; Commissioners Air Concerns about Marijuana Licensees with Habitual Bad Behavior
October 17, 2019 

OLCC Commissioners Ratify Stipulated Alcohol Violation, Licensing Settlements
October 17, 2019 

OHA, OLCC file rules banning  flavored vaping sales, including online; Rules put into effect Governor's executive order aimed at reducing youth use
October 11, 2019 

OLCC Action on Governor Brown's Vaping Executive Order; Commission Will Meet to Pass Emergency Temporary Rules
October 4, 2019 

Michter's, Old Forester and Game of Thrones Featured for Next OLCC Public Drawing
September 30, 2019

OLCC Approves Marijuana Licensee Stipulated Settlements; Commission Hears Testimony on National Vaping Illness Problem from Oregon Health Authority
September 20, 2019

OLCC Commissioners Direct Staff to Begin New Phase of Retail Expansion; Ratify Stipulated Alcohol Settlements
September 20, 2019

OLCC Commission Acts on Marijuana Producer Application Deadlines; Temporary Rules Follow Passage of SB 218; 
Commission Also Approves Marijuana Licensee Stipulated Settlements

August 23, 2019

OLCC Commissioners Appoint Retail Agent Contracts, Ratify Stipulated Alcohol Settlements
August 15, 2019

OLCC Appoints Mayton Director of Distilled Spirits
August 7, 2019

OLCC Holds Commission Meeting in Southern Oregon; Approves Alcohol and Marijuana Licensee Stipulated Settlements
July 18, 2019

Oregon Liquor Stores to Begin Carrying Liter Sizes in Pilot Project
July 17, 2019

OLCC Initiates Liquor License Fee Increase in October 
July 15, 2019

Check Local Liquor Store for Independence Day Hours
July 3, 2019

OLCC Approves Marijuana Licensee Stipulated Settlements; Starts Rulemaking Process Triggered by Passage of 2019 Legislation
July 2, 2019

OLCC Will Launch Statewide Listening Tour - Commissioners Seek Input from Marijuana & Wine Industries; July Commission Meeting to be Held in Southern Oregon
June 28, 2019

OLCC Commissioners Ratify Stipulated Alcohol and Licensing Settlements and Hear Presentations
June 21, 2019

Hugh Palcic appointed to OLCC's Board of Commissioners  
May 29, 2019

Memorial Day is Coming! Check Local Liquor Store for Hours
May 23, 2019

OLCC Commissioners Ratify Stipulated Alcohol and Licensing Settlements, Make Retail Appointments and Hear Presentations
May 17, 2019

OLCC Announces Third Public Drawing for Rare and Limited Edition Liquor
April 23, 2019

OLCC Approves Marijuana Licensee Stipulated Settlements; Commission to Consider Stiffer Penalties for Violations
April 18, 2019

OLCC Commissioners Hear Contested Case, Ratify Stipulated Alcohol and Licensing Settlements, Make Retail Appointments
April 18, 2019

OLCC Denies Contested Marijuana Producer License; Commission Upholds Administrative Law Judge Finding; Also Approves Producer, Wholesaler Stipulated Settlements
March 22, 2019

OLCC Commissioners Ratify Stipulated Alcohol Settlements
March 21, 2019

Kiauna Floyd appointed to OLCC's Board of Commissioners 
March 1, 2019

OLCC Commissioners Adopt Rules for Regulating Industrial Hemp Entering OLCC Regulated Marijuana System
February 21, 2019

OLCC Commissioners Ratify Stipulated Alcohol and Bottle Bill Settlements; Renew Retail Sales Agreements
February 21, 2019

Check Local Liquor Store for Presidents' Day Hours
February 15, 2019

Oregon and Washington's Top Marijuana Regulators in Conversation at 2019 Cannabis Collaborative Conference
January 22, 2019

OLCC Commissioners Hear Contested Case, Ratify Stipulated Alcohol Settlements, Discuss Administrative Rules and Make Retail Appointment
January 17, 2019

OLCC Commissioners Approve Stipulated Settlements for Recreational Marijauana Violations
January 17, 2019


Check Local Liquor Store for Christmas  Day and New Year's Day Holiday Hours
December 24, 2018

OLCC Commissioners Ratify Stipulated Alcohol and Bottle Bill Settlements, Hear Staff Updates on Retail and Budget
December 21, 2018

OLCC Commissioners Adopt Marijuana Rule Changes, Adjustment for Current Hemp Producers and Processors
December 21, 2018

Winners Announced for Pappy Van Winkle and the Buffalo Trace Distillery Antique Collection Drawing
December 6, 2018

Five New Retail Liquor Locations Selected in Northwestern Oregon
December 5, 2018

OLCC Commissioners Ratify Stipulated Alcohol and Bottle Bill Settlements, Hear Contested Case, Make Retail Appointment and Take Action on Administrative Rules
December 5, 2018

OLCC Helping with Recall of Gentleman Jack Holiday Gift Packs
December 4, 2018

Opening Thursday: Your Chance to Purchase Pappy Van Winkle and the Buffalo Trace Distillery Antique Collection in Rare and Limited Edition Liquor Public Drawing
November 21, 2018

Check Local Liquor Store for Thanksgiving Day Hours; OLCC offices closed on Thanksgiving and the day after
November 20, 2018

OLCC's "Good Harvest" Produces Promising Results; Compliance Action Focused on Legal Outdoor Cannabis Producers
November 19, 2018

OLCC Announces Pappy Van Winkle and the Buffalo Trace Distillery Antique Collection as Second Public Drawing for Rare and Limited Edition Liquor
November 14, 2018

Check local liquor store for Veterans Day hours
November 9, 2018

OLCC Commissioners Approve Stipulated Settlements for Recreational Marijuana Violations
November 2, 2018

The End to Daylight Saving Time Means Additional Hour of Sales
November 2, 2018

OLCC Commissioners Ratify Stipulated Botttle Bill Settlements
October 26, 2018

OLCC Honored as Overall Winner in Annual Industry Competition
October 23, 2018

Winners Announced for First Public Drawing for Rare and Limited Edition Liquor
October 19, 2018

First Public Drawing for Rare and Limited Edition Liquor to Begin Thursday
October 3, 2018

Proposed Retail Liquor Locations in Clatsop, Tillamook, Yamhill, Polk, Lincoln, and Marion Counties
October 1, 2018

OLCC at International Cannabis Business Conference
September 27, 2018

OLCC Commissioners Ratify Stipulated Alcohol Settlements and Hear Testimony
September 26, 2018

OLCC Commission Upholds Administrative Law Decision on Marijuana License Suspension
September 21, 2018

Commission to Begin Public Drawings for Rare and Limited Edition Liquors
September 21, 2018

Correction: Last call for 5 cent cans and bottles! Sale of "OR-5 Cent" labeled beverage containers ends September 30
September 18, 2018

OLCC Commissioners Appoint Liquor Store Contracts, Ratify Stipulated Alcohol and Bottle Bill Settlements, hold on mark-up for distilled spirits
August 29, 2018

OLCC Commission Moves to Revoke Marijuana Wholesaler License; Agency Temporarily Reduces Daily Purchase Limits for OMMP Cardholders
August 23, 2018

Open Recruitment Ending Soon for Entrepeneurs Interested in Selling Distilled Spirits at Retail
August 20, 2018

OLCC will accept comments regarding a possible increase on mark-up for distilled spirits
August 13, 2018

OLCC Commissioners Ratify Stipulated Settlements for Liquor Violations and 50-cent surcharge on Distilled Spirits
July 30, 2018

OLCC Commission Approves Rules on Revoking Marijuana Worker Permits and Harvest Notification
July 26, 2018

OLCC Town Hall Meetings for Entrepenuers Interested in Selling Distilled Spirits at Retail
July 24, 2018

Check local liquor store for Independence Day hours
June 29, 2018

OLCC Commissioners Direct Staff to Initiate Phase Five of Retail Expansion and Ratify Stipulated Settlements for Liquor Violations
June 18, 2018

OLCC Commissioners Ratify Stipulated Settlements for Recreational Marijuana Violations
June 15, 2018

OLCC Commissioners Ratify Stipulated Settlements for Liquor Violations
June 8, 2018

OLCC Will Pause Acceptance of Marijuana License Applications
May 30, 2018

Check local liquor store for Memorial Day hours
May 24, 2018

Boba Subasic named OLCC Chief Information Officer
May 18, 2018

OLCC Commissioners Ratify Stipulated Settlements for Recreational Marijuana Violations
May 14, 2018

OLCC will accept comments regarding a possible extension of the 50-cent surcharge on distilled spirits
May 8, 2018

Oregon's Medical Marijuana Growers Prepare for Tracking; OHA & OLCC Holding Information Sessions across the State
May 3, 3018

OLCC Commissioners Amend Acceptable ID Rule and Ratify Stipulated Settlements for Liquor Violations
April 25, 2018

Ten New Retail Liquor Locations Selected in Southern Oregon and Washington County
April 19, 2018

OLCC Temporarily Suspends Hemp Certificate Program; New Hemp Legislation Requires Additional Rulemaking
April 13, 2018

OLCC Commissioners Ratify Stipulated Settlements for Recreational Marijuana Violations
March 23, 2018

OLCC Commissioners Ratify Stipulated Settlements for Liquor Violations
March 22, 2018

Some businesses lose half hour of alcohol sales when Daylight Saving Time begins
March 8, 2018

Proposed Retail Liquor Locations in Southern Oregon and Washington County
March 1, 2018

OLCC Commissioners Ratify Stipulated Settlement On Recreational Marijuana License
February 23, 2018

Retailers Improve in Marijuana Minor Decoy Checks
February 22, 2018

OLCC Commissioners Amend Noisy, Disorderly or Unlawful Activity Rule and Ratify Stipulated Settlements for Liquor Licenses
February 22, 2018

OLCC Response to Secretary of State IT Audit; Improvements in Process, More Changes Planned, Implementation Scheduled
February 7, 2018
                - OLCC IT Audit Response

What's Your Game Plan for Super Bowl Sunday?
February 1, 2018

OLCC Commissioners Ratify Stipulated Settlement On Recreational Marijuana License
January 30, 2018

REMINDER: Applications for OLCC Retail Liquor Store Expansion Due Friday, 15, 2018
January 26, 2018

OLCC Stiffens Penalties for Underage Sales of Marijuana
January 25, 2018

OLCC Commissioners Issue Liquor Licenses and Ratify Stipulated Settlements for Liquor Violations
January 25, 2018

OLCC at Cannabis Collaborative Conference - Oregon and Washington Top Regulators Focus on Future
January 22, 2018

Check Local Liquor Store for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Hours
January 12, 2018

Licensees Across Oregon Fail to Stop Sales to Minors; OLCC Marijuana Retailer Minor Decoy Checks Continue
January 10, 2018




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Media Contacts

Bryant Haley
Spokesperson
Alcohol & Bottle Bill Programs 
O:503-872-5136
M:971-990-3254 
bryant.haley@oregon.gov

Mark Pettinger
Spokesperson
Recreational Marijuana Program
O:503-872-5115
M:971-235-7561
mark.pettinger@oregon.gov


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