EUGENE, Ore. -- Marijuana stores in Eugene and Springfield were tested again to see if they'd sell to minors and some stores still failed the test.
In January, minors volunteering with OLCC went to 16 stores in the Eugene-Springfield area to try to buy marijuana. Of those 16 stores, two failed and sold to minors.
Those stores were Apothca on 12th Avenue and Hush on High Streets, both in Eugene.
Statewide, 89 percent of the stores tested passed in January as opposed to 81 percent in December 2017.
"These results show an improvement, but there is no tolerance for marijuana sales to anyone under 21 years old," said Steve Marks, Executive Director of the OLCC. "We've increased the penalties for retailers that sell to minors, so our expectation is for the industry to be vigilant about compliance."
In January 2018, the OLCC stiffened the penalty for the first time sale of marijuana to a minor to a 30-day license suspension or a fine of $4,950. The temporary rule that increased the penalty took effect January 26, 2018.