Flavored Vaping Ban Spotlighted in Latest Episode of “In the Weeds — The Ultimate OLCC Potcast”
PORTLAND — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has published the latest episode of its occasional podcast, “In the Weeds — The Ultimate OLCC Potcast.” Episode Four of “In the Weeds” focuses on the THC vaping respiratory illness crisis and Oregon’s ban on flavored THC caping products. “In the Weeds” launched in April 2019 using the podcast format to provide more digestible details and nugget-sized information about the regulations and rules governing Oregon’s regulated marijuana industry.
The podcast, aimed at OLCC recreational marijuana licensees, their employees and others interested in the legal marijuana industry, is a more conversational approach to explain the expectations and guidelines for operating a legal marijuana business.
“It’s just the three of us – sometimes with a guest – sitting around talking about the rules, which is something we do every day anyway,” said Amanda Borup, OLCC Recreational Marijuana Policy Analyst, and one of the co-hosts of “In the Weeds. “And although listening to our discussion should be helpful, it doesn’t mean listening to the podcast is a substitute for reading the rules.”
The other co-hosts of the “In the Weeds” podcast are TJ Sheehy, Manager of the OLCC’s Marijuana Technical Unit, and Mark Pettinger, OLCC spokesperson.
“We figured this would be a good way to help people working in the industry understand what is and isn’t allowed in the rules,” said Sheehy. “People in the industry, whether they’re in the front office or on the farm in-the-field, can listen and hopefully share what they learn.”
The fourth episode of “In the Weeds” includes a discussion about the ban on flavored THC vaping products; a conversation with Steve Marks, OLCC Executive Director, about the vaping crisis and on-going compliance activities. The podcast also covers changes in the marijuana license application and renewal process.
The podcast is available through SoundCloud as well as on iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify, and TuneIn.
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