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Allows Medical marijuana?: Yes

Allows Adult-Use marijuana?: Yes

2018 Medical Sales : $73,000,000

2022 Projected Medical Sales : $59,000,000

2018 Adult Use Sales : $553,000,000

2022 Projected Adult Use Sales : $848,000,000

Noteworthy Information: 
{{COVID-19 Update: Cannabis industry was deemed “essential” by the state, cannabis retailers can remain open as long as they implement physical distancing rules, and may use curbside pickup for online or telephone orders. Patients are allowed to pick up more at a time while remaining in the monthly limit. https://www.oregon.gov/olcc/Pages/COVID19.aspx#Marijuana_Licensing_&_Compliance Retail employees required to wear masks, and employers required to provide them. https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le2288K.pdf}}

Measure 91 was approved by voters in 2014, which legalized non-medical cultivation and uses of cannabis in Oregon beginning July 1, 2015. Recreational dispensaries can sell tax-free products to medical cannabis cardholders. All workers must pass a state test and obtain a permit. There are currently dozens of bills in the state legislature concerning medical and adult-use cannabis. One of which, S.B. 639, would authorize the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to regulate the consumption and sale of cannabis at temporary events and at speciality lounges.

Is there a Regulatory Structure? (State Agency): Medical – Yes (Oregon Health Authority)

Recreational – Yes (Oregon Liquor Control Commission)

# of Dispensaries Allowed (# issued): 
Medical: No known limit (4 in directory)
Recreational: In general, “[t]here is no limit to the number of licenses the OLCC will be issuing.” They may choose to limit through rulemaking, however. (606 active licenses)

# of Cultivations Allowed (# issued): Medical: No known limit (approx. 123 sites growing for more than 10 patients; approx. 40,000 total statewide growers. Grow site addresses designated by 3 or more patients: 4,910)

Recreational: Called Producers. No statutory limit. (1,115 active licenses)

# of Manufacturers Allowed (# issued): Medical: Called Processors. No known limit (2 registed)

Retail: No limit yet set. (210 active licenses)

# of Testing labs Allowed (# issued): 
Medical: A dispensary may only accept laboratory test results from a laboratory that is licensed by both OLCC and ORELAP.

Recreational: Labs are certified by the Oregon Health Authority, then get a license from OLCC (21 active licenses) 

Geographic Distribution of Licenses: None specified

Application Fee: 
Medical:
Medical dispensary application fee= $4,000
Application Fee if Patient is own Grower or not listing a Grower/Grow site= $200
Application Fee if Patient lists a grower that isn’t them (grow site registration fee)= $50
Marijuana grower registration fee= $200
Change of location fee $1000 
When adding applicants, a fee of $50 per person will be charged for this request.

Recreational: 
Application fee for all license types, including marijuana handler’s permit= $250
The grower fee is $200. The grower pays this fee and should go to the growers page for more information and payment.

Licensing Fees: 
Medical:
Dispensary license fee= $4,000
Medical Producers Canopy: $100

Recreational:
Micro Tier I Producers $1,000
Micro Tier II Producers $2,000
Tier I Producers $3,750
Tier II Producers $5,750
Processors: $4,750
Wholesalers: $4,750
Micro Wholesalers: $1,000
Retailers: $4,750
Laboratories: $4,750
Sampling Laboratory: $2,250
Hemp Certificate: $500 

Residency Requirements: 
None.

Vertical Integration Allowed, Required or Prohibited: 
Medical: Vertical allowed, but grow and dispensary may not be at the same location

Recreational: Vertical allowed (no restrictions)

Medical Marijuana Qualifying Patient Conditions: 
1. Cancer
2. Glaucoma
3. A degenerative or pervasive neurological condition
4. HIV/AIDS
5. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
6. A medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that produces one or more of the following: 
– Cachexia (a weight-loss disease that can be caused by HIV or cancer)
– Severe pain
– Severe nausea
– Seizures, including but not limited to seizures caused by epilepsy
– Persistent muscle spasm, including but not limited to spasms caused by multiple sclerosis1.

Testing Required: 
Medical: Yes 

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