OLCC schedules marijuana public meetings prior to writing rules

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has announced eight more public meetings to hear from communities around the state as the agency implements Oregon's recreational marijuana law.

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OLCC Decides Not to Limit Bar Patio Hours

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will not seek to limit the hours for Portland area bars that host amplified music and patios. Currently, amplified music at such bars must end by midnight, but sales and service can continue until last call at 2:30 a.m. In the proposal, amplified music would have ceased at 10 p.m., and sales and service would stop at 1 a.m. on weekends and 11 p.m. on weekdays.

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OLCC Happy Hour Advertising Rules

Rules governing alcohol advertising in restaurants and bars, commonly known as the "happy hour" rules, are set by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. These rules were reworked back in 2010, and the revised rule language allowed businesses to advertise outside of their licensed premises using terms such as "Happy Hour," "Social Adjustment Hour," and so on.

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