It's been quite a while since ORCA put out a newsletter, but not for lack of keeping busy.
Since our last newsletter the Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association has been instrumental in providing cannabis businesses a voice in the policymaking process and in shaping our industry's regulatory policies and here in the state.
Since our last newsletter, our membership has grown... well... like a weed. We now represent over 150 different cannabis businesses all across Oregon - including retailers, edibles manufacturers, processors, wholesalers, growers, and all sorts of ancillary businesses! Our goal, however, remains the same: ensure Oregon has a thriving legal retail cannabis economy.
We've been working with state regulators to flag problems with policy changes before they come to a head, as well as making sure our members are up to date on these changes and what they mean for their businesses. Halting efforts to increase tax rates on cannabis sales by 5% has been our main priority for the current legislative session.
But that's not all! Here's a little bit more about what we've done, what we're doing right now, and what we've got planned for the weeks ahead.