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Plan Ahead for Increase in THC Package Limits

Starting in January 2022, the amount of THC allowable in edibles sold through a retail store will raise to 100 mg of THC per package, which is double the previous per-package limit of 50 mg. This is great news for consumers and the industry alike…
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Immediate Changes for Hemp Growers and Sales in Oregon

With the passage of HB 3000, a lot is about to change in Oregon’s hemp industry. One of the more immediate changes registered hemp growers may notice is additional enforcement action in areas of the state where illegal grows and “hot” hemp has become…
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Cannabis Licensing Update – No New Licenses Anytime Soon

At its recent monthly meeting, the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) formally announced that it will recommend extending the moratorium on new producer licenses for two m ore years. This recommendation will be made to the Oregon…
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Five Questions to ask Before Joining a Nonprofit Board

The nonprofit community has weathered an ongoing cascade of operational, environmental and economic challenges over the past few years including lockdowns, wildfires, protests, and economic upheaval.
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Holding Employees Accountable for Cannabis Violations

Cannabis businesses are highly regulated, with complex rules applicable to each level of the supply chain; from checking ID of customers to ensuring proper entry of plant weights in the state’s seed-to-sale tracking system, there are almost infinite…
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Breaking: Vaccine Mandate for Private Employers Forthcoming

The Biden Administration is set to announce sweeping COVID-19 vaccination requirements that will affect large employers and millions of employees across the country. The mandate extends to all employers with more than 100 workers, requiring such…
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Cannabis License Rights Transfer 101 – Planning Is Key

It is a common misconception that cannabis licenses themselves are transferrable when in fact, by statute, they are not. It is possible, however, to contract with a licensed business to purchase (or sell) the rights to hold a license, utilizing the…
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Mandatory Vaccination Coming Soon for Oregon Healthcare Workers

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) released a new administrative rule following Governor Kate Brown’s recent announcement that Oregon’s vaccination requirement for healthcare workers will no longer offer a testing alternative. Instead, effective…
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The State of Oregon Cannabis Licensing – When Can We Expect New Licenses?

Since June 2018, Oregon has not processed new applications for any cannabis license type. Due to concerns of a large cannabis oversupply, and a flood of applications, Oregon’s cannabis regulatory agency, the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission…
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New Compliance Demands for Oregon Cannabis Processors – Be Prepared

The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) recently published a Compliance Bulletin for licensed cannabis processors. Effective immediately, the OLCC will start requesting additional information on certain processed products on a random basis…
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New Legislation Gives OLCC More Oversight Over the Hemp Industry and Delta-8 THC

On July 19, 2021, Governor Kate Brown signed HB 3000, a comprehensive bill that gives the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) significantly more authority and oversight over the hemp industry – including the production and sale of products…
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Major Changes Coming to Cannabis Industry – Most of Them Are Good

The 2021 Oregon legislative session—mostly virtual in the midst of a global pandemic—saw legislators and draft bills largely focused on economic recovery issues. Most relevant to our narrow focus, the cannabis industry won some industry-specific…
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Time to Check in on Oregon’s Workplace Fairness Act

It has been just over two years since Governor Brown signed the Oregon Workplace Fairness Act (OWFA) into law on June 11, 2019.
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Investment Adviser Representatives May Be Subject to CE Requirements

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) released its Investment Adviser Section Annual Report (Report) in April 2021, highlighting 2020 section activities.
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Top Five Bills Impacting Oregon Employers

Five significant employment-related bills have been signed into law so far this legislative session. Some of these bills were a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All of the bills will have a substantial impact on how employees are treated by…
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Ninth Circuit Case Notes

Loan Servicer Accessing Credit Reports Does Not Violate FCRA Despite Bankruptcy Discharge Marino v. Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC, 978 F.3d 669 (2020) In another loss for plaintiffs and attorneys seeking relief under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA…
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Those Mask Rules Just Keep Changing

Well, we just issued a Tip yesterday telling you that despite the CDC and Governor Brown saying no masks are required in public places for vaccinated people, Oregon OSHA still requires you to have them at work. Not so fast, says the Oregon Health…
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Oregon Employers: Masks Still Required at Places of Employment

By now, most of you are aware of the guidance issued by the CDC, which has rescinded the mask requirement for fully vaccinated individuals in public settings, both outdoors and indoors, with limited exceptions.
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USCIS Suspends Biometrics Collection for I-539 Applications for H-4, L-2, E Nonimmigrants

On May 3, 2021, as a result of litigation challenging processing delays, USCIS agreed that it will issue a policy to temporarily suspend biometrics requirements for I-539 applicants requesting an extension of stay or change of status for H-4, L-2…
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Travel from India to the U.S. Restricted Starting May 4

The Biden Administration issued a Proclamation on April 30, 2021, adding India to the list of COVID-related travel bans.
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