• Oregon’s Marijuana Minor Decoy Results: Not Great, But Not Terrible
    Better than booze is not good enough.On January 10, Oregon’s cannabis regulatory body, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (“OLCC”), sent out a notice to its listserv titled “Licensees Across Oregon Fail to Stop Sales to Minors.” The notice details the results of a series of minor decoy tests that the OLCC conducted between December 20, 2017 and December 29, 2017. Admittedly, the results are not great: Dec. 20 – Eugene/Springfield – 16/19 passed – 84% compliance Dec. 21 – Keizer-Salem – 18/23 passed – 78% compliance Dec. 21 – Portland – 3/7 passed – 43% compliance Dec. 28 – Central Oregon – 5/5 passed – 100% compliance Dec. 29 – Southern Oregon – 8/12 passed – 67% compliance Total – 50/66 passed – 76% compliance The email notice was accompanied by a quote from Steve Marks, the Executive Director of the OLCC: “These overall results are unacceptable. One of the basic tenets of Measure 91 is the protection of children by discouraging their use of marijuana. Oregonians who voted for legalizing recreational marijuana implicitly told the cannabis industry to abide by public safety laws. Clearly they’re not, and we need to continue this type of enforcement activity.” These results generated quite a bit of bad press for the Oregon industry, but we should take a moment to take a closer look at the numbers before declaring that Oregon’s cannabis industry is “clearly … not” abiding by public safety laws. First, it should be noted that the January 10 email excludes the results of an OLCC decoy operation in Bend that occurred on December 19, 2017. All twenty locations passed. A more accurate picture of the OLCC cannabis decoy operation looks like: Dec. 19 – Bend – 20/20 passed – 100% compliance Dec. 20 – Eugene/Springfield – 16/19 passed – 84% compliance Dec. 21 – Keizer-Salem – 18/23 passed – 78% compliance Dec. 21 – Portland – 3/7 passed – 43% compliance Dec. 28 – Central Oregon – 5/5 passed – 100% compliance Dec. 29 – Southern Oregon – 8/12 passed – 67% compliance Total – 70/86 passed – 82% compliance Let’s compare this to the last six days of OLCC alcohol decoy testing: Nov. 18 – Redmond/Sisters – 26/31 passed – 84% compliance Nov. 20 – West Linn – 6/8 passed – 75% compliance Nov. 30 – Bend – 10/15 passed – 67% compliance Dec. 6 – Hermiston/Stanfield/Umatilla City – 16/24 passed – 67% compliance Dec. 27 – Tigard – 11/12 passed – 92% compliance Dec. 28 – Madras/Terrebonne – ... read more
    Source: Canna Law Blog – OregonPublished on 2018-01-24
 
  • Oregon’s Marijuana Minor Decoy Results: Not Great, But Not Terrible
    Better than booze is not good enough.On January 10, Oregon’s cannabis regulatory body, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (“OLCC”), sent out a notice to its listserv titled “Licensees Across Oregon Fail to Stop Sales to Minors.” The notice details the results of a series of minor decoy tests that the OLCC conducted between December 20, 2017 and December 29, 2017. Admittedly, the results are not great: Dec. 20 – Eugene/Springfield – 16/19 passed – 84% compliance Dec. 21 – Keizer-Salem – 18/23 passed – 78% compliance Dec. 21 – Portland – 3/7 passed – 43% compliance Dec. 28 – Central Oregon – 5/5 passed – 100% compliance Dec. 29 – Southern Oregon – 8/12 passed – 67% compliance Total – 50/66 passed – 76% compliance The email notice was accompanied by a quote from Steve Marks, the Executive Director of the OLCC: “These overall results are unacceptable. One of the basic tenets of Measure 91 is the protection of children by discouraging their use of marijuana. Oregonians who voted for legalizing recreational marijuana implicitly told the cannabis industry to abide by public safety laws. Clearly they’re not, and we need to continue this type of enforcement activity.” These results generated quite a bit of bad press for the Oregon industry, but we should take a moment to take a closer look at the numbers before declaring that Oregon’s cannabis industry is “clearly … not” abiding by public safety laws. First, it should be noted that the January 10 email excludes the results of an OLCC decoy operation in Bend that occurred on December 19, 2017. All twenty locations passed. A more accurate picture of the OLCC cannabis decoy operation looks like: Dec. 19 – Bend – 20/20 passed – 100% compliance Dec. 20 – Eugene/Springfield – 16/19 passed – 84% compliance Dec. 21 – Keizer-Salem – 18/23 passed – 78% compliance Dec. 21 – Portland – 3/7 passed – 43% compliance Dec. 28 – Central Oregon – 5/5 passed – 100% compliance Dec. 29 – Southern Oregon – 8/12 passed – 67% compliance Total – 70/86 passed – 82% compliance Let’s compare this to the last six days of OLCC alcohol decoy testing: Nov. 18 – Redmond/Sisters – 26/31 passed – 84% compliance Nov. 20 – West Linn – 6/8 passed – 75% compliance Nov. 30 – Bend – 10/15 passed – 67% compliance Dec. 6 – Hermiston/Stanfield/Umatilla City – 16/24 passed – 67% compliance Dec. 27 – Tigard – 11/12 passed – 92% compliance Dec. 28 – Madras/Terrebonne – ... read more
    Source: Canna Law Blog – OregonPublished on 2018-01-24