Topic: January 28, 2019

The ‘Big Pause’ continues

New cannabis businesses looking to open in Oregon have at least another 12 to 18 months to wait, according to Danica Hibpshman, statewide director of licensing at the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. The OLCC, facing a long list of business applications and renewal applications from existing businesses, hit the pause button in June 2018, telling prospective cannabis business owners they wouldn’t be processing any new business applications until the understaffed agency could get caught up. “Renewals are bogging down our system,” Hibpshman said. “Processing renewals can be as time-intensive as new licenses.” Hibpshman and a handful of her colleagues from

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Ashland business unveils hemp cigarettes

Southern Oregon businesses network at the fifth-annual CCC event in Portland Sean Roberts and Thomas Letchworth of Ashland went to a cannabis business conference in Portland last week to sell their new brand of hemp cigarettes. Ted Jared and Hannah Watters, owners of Corner Creek Farms in White City, went to the conference to sell their cannabis farm. The fifth annual Cannabis Collaborative Conference, held Jan. 23 and 24 at the Portland Expo, brought together buyers, sellers, growers, product manufacturers and a host of professionals who service the cannabis industry, including lawyers, government regulators and marketing specialists. Roberts and Letchworth

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