- Associated Press - Friday, August 28, 2015

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is recruiting 11 marijuana compliance specialists in preparation for the Oct. 1 rollout of recreational marijuana.

The Statesman Journal in Salem reports (http://stjr.nl/1KcEMcd ) that medical marijuana dispensaries will begin selling marijuana products to consumers in October and the state will begin accepting permits applications for marijuana businesses Jan. 4.

Compliance specialists will investigate businesses and production facilities, as well as organize decoy operations where minors attempt to buy marijuana. The new positons pay between $3,610 and $5,277 a month. Three of the 11 positions are temporary.

An OLCC spokesman says alcohol regulatory specialists will also be trained for marijuana regulations, but because they do not know how many permit applications they will receive in January it’s better to hire more inspectors than less.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com

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