October 22, 2021 Commission fines recreational marijuana licensee Processor deliberately violated packaging and labeling laws

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Here is their full weekly alert and there’s been a lot of bad behaviour in Oregon to keep them busy recently.   Southern Oregon legislators update Commission on illegal cannabis activity Criminal cartels still suspected of openly operating in Josephine & Jackson counties   PDF Version Portland, OR — The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission unanimously agreed to fine a Portland based recreational marijuana processor $100,000 for deliberately sidestepping packaging and labeling rules designed to protect consumers. At its regularly scheduled meeting on October 21, 2021, Commissioners also heard from southern Oregon legislators who remain alarmed by continued illegal cannabis commerce linked to criminal cartels operating in Jackson and Josephine counties. The Commission also approved three stipulated settlements with recreational marijuana licensees. OLCC’s six commissioners voted to uphold the decision of an Oregon Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) who found Luminous Botanicals sold small vials of a marijuana-derived THC tincture even though it was out of compliance with OLCC rules. OLCC staff determined that the item’s labels were not properly affixed and could fall off when used by a consumer. These unlabeled vials, with no markings indicating their contents to be marijuana, could inadvertently be used by an unsuspecting consumer, and thus posed a public safety issue. “Small vials of marijuana product don’t provide any distinction on whether or not the product is from the legal or illegal market,” said OLCC Executive Director Steve Marks. “That’s what this was about.” The trial-sized vial of “Universal Cannabis Tonic” was labeled as having less than an ounce of the marijuana THC containing product, or enough for two servings. However Luminous Botanicals refused to make their labels compliant with OLCC packaging and labeling rules by properly labeling the thumb-sized vial. OLCC staff worked with Luminous Botanicals for more than a year to try to help the licensee…

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