Five Things to Know Now About Oregon’s Psilocybin Therapy Program In November 2020, Oregon voters approved Measure 109, the Oregon Psilocybin Services Act (the “Act”), which directs the Oregon Health Authority (“OHA”) to work with the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board (the “Board”) to formulate rules and regulations implementing the Act and the use of psilocybin…

Oregon Agricultural Workers Eligible for Covid Shot Oregon’s Governor Brown and the state’s health officials announced that agricultural workers, including the cannabis industry, are now eligible to receive the vaccine starting today, Monday, March 22, 2021. Counties eligible include: Benton, Deschutes, Lake, Lincoln, Malheur, Marion, Polk, Umatilla, and Union. To fill out the eligibility information,…

Erratic Industrial Hemp Economy Presents Risks and Rewards Over the past few years cannabidiol (“CBD”) has become a ubiquitous ingredient in all varieties of consumer products ranging from vitamins and topical lotions to bath bombs and even dog treats. Contributing to the explosion in availability of CBD products stems from a combination of the multitude…

Public Comment – 1b Vaccine Group Hello Mr. Dunn and Members of the Vaccine Advisory Committee: On behalf of Gleam Law, PLLC and the wonderful group of people and businesses we represent within Oregon’s cannabis industry, I respectfully request that you consider prioritizing employees of Oregon’s cannabis businesses for the Phase 1b rollout of the…

Gleam Law Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers Gleam Law is proud to share that three of our attorneys were recognized by Super Lawyers this year. Justin Walsh is featured as a 2020 Washington Super Lawyer, Mia Getlin is a 2020 Oregon Rising Star, and Matthew Coombs is a 2020 Colorado Rising Stars. Justin and Mia…

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…