A lot is happening in the news as of late surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Keeping apprised of how to best lookout for your health and that of your employees and your patrons may seem like a daunting task. Within the last 24 hours, the OLCC has issued two temporary rules and Governor Brown has issued…

Attorneys in Gleam Law’s Portland office have been working with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) on temporary rule and policy changes that will serve the dual purpose of keeping the industry afloat and promoting safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the past 24 hours, the OLCC has issued temporary rule changes to promote these…

Oregon Reacts to the Vaping Illness Outbreak After 29 deaths and 1,299 reported illnesses related to vaping, Oregon is among many states taking steps to restrict the additives allowed in vaping cartridges. Gov. Kate Brown advised that the “safest option for Oregonians right now is to not use vaping products of any kind,” and the…

The text of this article was originally published in the Argent Communications Group’s Cannabis Law and Regulation Reporter. It is reprinted here with permission. Hemp is Legal, Why is Banking Still Hard? THE AGRICULTURE IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2018 AND ITS IMPACT ON THE STATE OF ‘HEMP BANKING’  In December 2019, the federal Agriculture Improvement Act…

The text of this article was originally published in the Argent Communications Group’s Cannabis Law and Regulation Reporter. It is reprinted here with permission. The Complex Policies of Oregon Recreational Cannabis Financial Interests Rules The OLCC’s Responsibility to Oversee Financial Interests in its Licensees One of the primary responsibilities of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s…

Interest in Oregon’s recreational cannabis industry is not slowing down. The most common question new clients ask is: “How do I get a license?” Because of the OLCC pause on processing new license applications, the answer is, “Buy a business with an existing license!” Whereas the OLCC will not process brand new license applications, they…

Today, Senator Jefferson Beauregard “Jeff” Sessions III (R-AL) accepted President-Elect Trump’s nomination to become the next Attorney General of the United States, the nation’s top law enforcement official. He’s unapologetically anti-cannabis, and was quoted as saying “Good People Don’t Smoke Marijuana” will that translate into official policy? Sessions’ impressive resume includes six years as Assistant US…

Rules As children we learn that rules kind of, sort of, suck. We also learn that sadly, they are a necessary part of life. Don’t talk with your mouth full. Don’t run with scissors. It’s not polite to stare. And on and on it goes. Unfortunately, it only gets worse as we age into adulthood. There…

Cannabis Licensing Deals Gleam Law has handled dozens of these cannabis licensing deals for our clients and are very proud of the partnerships we helped create. The people and businesses creating great products and great ideas are way ahead of the law, but that doesn’t mean your business can’t continue to expand. As one of…

Well Thought-out Guide Gives Marijuana License Applicants Information and Advice The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) recently released a Business Readiness Guide for licensed cannabis businesses in their state. This well thought-out guide gives marijuana license applicants information and advice about the most pressing questions facing new licenses, from the simple to the complex. The…