A first-of-its-kind undercover dispensary inspection conducted by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission found strict ID checking and security from all 20 pot shops it targeted.
According to Oregon’s KTVZ News, the OLCC, the state-run agency responsible for regulating alcohol and cannabis, sent volunteers under the age of 21 to licensed recreational marijuana retailers across central Oregon, where each and every minor was rejected at the door.
Oregon regulators were more than pleased with the 100% compliance rate, and are hopeful that the initial results represent a state-wide ethos of playing by the rules.
“That our licensed retailers in central Oregon scored 100 percent on refusal to sell marijuana to a minor is a sign that this segment of our regulated industry understands the importance of compliance,” Steve Marks, Executive Director of the OLCC, told KTVZ. “As we continue these checks, I hope that this result will be reflected across the state.”
If dispensaries are caught selling cannabis products to minors, they face a license suspension of 10-30 days and a fine of $1,650, with subsequent negligent sales punished with longer suspensions, further fines, and…