The large group came from all over the state to see first hand some of the concerns growers have when it comes to the licensing process. Many outdoor growers in Southern Oregon have requested security waivers because some believe the OLCC’s temporary rules are impractical in rural areas. One complaint, the organization requires 30 days of stored surveillance footage, a difficult task considering the limited internet connections in rural communities.
Rob Patridge is the OLCC Chair says, “Fencing and cameras are a big issue. We’ve got to figure out, one if we can accommodate them and two we have got to be clear that we don’t want people to waste time money and energy and effort in putting forth these marijuana applications if really we cant license them.”
The OLCC’s goal is to make the security waiver process faster. OLCC members will meet again with growers Friday at the Rogue Regency from 10 am to noon.