OLCC, Liquor & Marijuana News

Marijuana in your facility

Due to the legalization of the use and sale of marijuana in Oregon, many lodging operators and owners have raised questions as to their rights and obligations to either allow or prohibit such use in their hotel and motel rooms.

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Marijuana in Oregon: Steps for employers to take

Employers should revisit their personnel policies and drug testing programs, revise them if needed, and communicate with their employees about the impact of this initiative on their workplace.

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Creating new challenges for OLCC licensees

The laws and rules legalizing recreational marijuana (RM) have created some additional challenges for OLCC licensees with regard to their customers and activities on their licensed premises.

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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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