Last Friday and Saturday, members of the Oregon Bar gathered (online) for the third annual Cannabis Law Institute (CLI) put on by the Cannabis and Psychedelics Law Section of the Oregon State Bar. Topics included agricultural liens and receiverships, securities in the cannabis industry, federal and state hemp updates, Oregon’s Psilocybin Act, and the failures of legalization. An excellent ethics programs concluded the event.
As has become tradition, the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) also presented agency updates and a program review. This post discusses some of the information shared by the OLCC and discussed at the CLI.
Operation Table Rock
Pursuant to HB 3000, the OLCC teamed up with the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and law enforcement this summer to conduct inspections (or raids depending on your point of view) of hemp farms—primarily in Southern Oregon—to look for marijuana masquerading as hemp. (Our coverage of this and other aspects of HB 3000 may be found here and here). Known as Operation Table Rock, these “inspections” have led to at least one lawsuit and raised the ire of many hemp farmers in Southern Oregon. (See also this coverage by Hemp Industry Daily).
According to the OLCC, the ODA