Hundreds Give Input at OLCC Meeting

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds came out Tuesday night for a marijuana listening session with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) in Eugene. The OLCC is meeting statewide with communities to get input on implementation of recreational marijuana when Measure 91 goes into effect this summer. The community certainly had strong opinions about how that law … Continue reading »

OLCC Seeks Feedback on Marijuana Laws

SALEM, Ore. — The OLCC wants feedback from the public on how marijuana should be regulated. They’ve launched an online survey asking Oregonians to share their hopes and concerns. Officials say they want to implement the law in a way that protects children and the community. Possession of recreational marijuana becomes legal July 1, 2015 … Continue reading »

Work Begins on Rules for Legal Pot

SALEM, Ore. — The work to bring regulated, legal, recreational marijuana to Oregon begins next week. Lawmakers will consider a request for a half-million dollars to start making rules for legal pot. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission says it needs the money for four initial positions: program manager, two policy analysts, and a public affairs … Continue reading »

OLCC Holiday Safety Campaign

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is giving holiday partiers ideas on how to get home safely. December is Drinking and Drugged Driving Awareness Month. The OLCC has produced a series of YouTube Videos to remind drivers to stay sober and get home safely. The campaign urges responsible habits like designated drivers, food … Continue reading »

Five Liquor Stores Can Sell Beer, Wine

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene liquor store is one of five locations across the state that just received approval to sell beer and wine. This process began early last year. Four stores across the state took part in a pilot program. After reviewing their progress over the last year, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission decided … Continue reading »

Lawsuit Questions Alcohol Serving Limits

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — A DUII case in Cottage Grove is calling attention to how much is too much alcohol for bars and restaurants to serve to their customers. The family of Theresa Grodona, who was killed in a head-on collision with a drunk driver last year, is suing the driver, Jeremy Henry, and the … Continue reading »

Oregon Bars Could Get New Restrictions

EUGENE, Ore. — New restrictions could soon be placed on patios at bars and taverns across Oregon. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is set to vote on some blanket restrictions on Thursday. The rules would limit how late alcohol can be served and amplified music be played in outdoor seating areas. This proposal surfaced because … Continue reading »

OLCC Alcohol Sting in Springfied

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Seventy-five percent of Springfield businesses aren’t breaking the law when it comes to selling alcohol to minors. That number still isn’t what the Oregon Liquor Control Commission calls ideal. Eugene police cadets took their underage drivers licenses to 32 randomly selected Springfield businesses. Of those, eight sold to them–that’s means 25 percent … Continue reading »

Food Carts Could Be Eligible for Liquor Licenses

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Justice is looking to change up the food cart business in Portland, and those changes could also affect Lane County carts. Lane County is home to almost 200 food carts and new rules are on the horizon that could make it so these restaurants on wheels could … Continue reading »