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WIRE: Oregon recreational cannabis retailers set to open Oct. 1

Portland, Oregon – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has approved licenses for 26 recreational marijuana retailers around the state; some may begin operating on October 1, 2016. The action by the OLCC fulfills a promise to Oregonians that recreational marijuana stores would be open for business by fall 2016.

“I appreciate the hard work of the OLCC staff and our government, community and industry partners in achieving our October 1, 2016 goal of licensing our first marijuana retailers,” said Rob Patridge, Chair of the OLCC. “We have balanced industry desires, public health, and public safety. Along the way we have been transparent and inclusive in our approach and believe that we have crafted a collaborative regulatory system that meets the spirit of what Oregon Voter’s passed as Measure 91.”

The OLCC has now approved 326 licenses in the following categories: producers, processors, wholesalers, retailers, and labs. Ten labs have been approved for licensing: Anova Laboratory in Hood River; Cascadia Laboratories in Tigard; Greenhaus Analytical Labs in Portland; EVIO Labs in Eugene; Juniper Analytics in Bend; pH Labs in Lake Oswego; Green Leaf Lab in Portland; Synergistic Pesticide Laboratory in Portland; Kenevir Research in Central Point; Pixis Labs in Portland. The last four labs are accredited to test for pesticides.

Approved retail licensees will be able to begin operating after surrendering their Oregon Health Authority Oregon Medical Marijuana Program registration and paying their $4,750 license fee to the OLCC.

OLCC staff are continuing to process additional applications and expect to issue additional licenses, including to more accredited labs, in the next few weeks.

“We will continue to educate ourselves and refine and reevaluate our rules and processes as the retail industry blossoms,” said Patridge. “Over the next few months OLCC expects to license several hundred retailers in communities that have opted to allow retail marijuana. I believe the near future will bring substantial policy, legal, and other challenges for the OLCC in regulating marijuana and we are up for the challenges.”

List of Approved OLCC Recreational Marijuana Retailers
*Have paid OLCC license fee and will be issued a license on October 1, 2016

Breeze Botanicals*
315 2nd Avenue
Gold Hill OR

Breeze Botanicals*
1526 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland OR 97539

Serra Downtown*
220 SW First Ave.
Portland OR 97204

Mt. Hood Rec Center
73410 E. Highway 26
Rhododendron, OR 97049

3350 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland OR 97232

Emerald City Medicinal*
1474 West 6th Avenue
Eugene OR 97402

Dr. Jolly’s
415 SE 3rd Avenue
Bend, OR 97702

Kind Heart Collective
8217 N Denver Avenue
Portland, OR 97217

Talent Health Club*
1007 S. Pacific Hwy, Unit G
Talent OR 97540

Home Grown Apothecary
1937 NE Pacific Street
Portland OR 97232

Cannabis Emporium LLC*
4550 Commercial Street SE
Salem, OR 97302

1979 NW Vaughn Street, Suite B
Portland, OR 97209

1199 NW Wall Street
Bend, OR 97703

The Grass Shack*
6802 NE Broadway Street
Portland, OR 97213

4125 N Mississippi Avenue
Portland, OR 97217

Oregon’s Finest*
736 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97236

505 NW Burnside
Gresham, OR 97030

700 Row River Road
Cottage Grove, OR 97424

Gorge Greenery*
13 Oak Street
Hood River, OR 97031

340 River Road
Eugene OR 97404

Terpene Station*
1436 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202

10931 SW 53rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97219

923 SE 3rd Street
Bend, OR 97702

Pacific Wave
1543 NW 19th Street, Suite B
Lincoln City, OR 97367

The Farmacy
2911 Marine Drive #B
Astoria, OR 97103

High Grade Organics
224 SE Davis Ave
Bend, OR 97702 (503) 872-5000

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