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In Oregon, cannabis is regulated by the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC). Medical and adult-use cannabis are allowed.
Oregon uses Metrc as their state traceability system. In Oregon, medical and adult-use cannabis inventory are shared, though some products may only be sold to patients, based on packaging limits.
A retailer may not knowingly sell more than the following amounts to an individual at any one time or within one day:
A retailer may not knowingly provide more than the following amounts to registry identification cardholders or designated primary caregivers:
This limit is per dispensary. Oregon does not have centralized patient limit tracking.
17% State tax, 3% (max) local tax
A delivery employee may only transport cannabis for orders they are actively delivering. Drivers may deliver multiple orders per trip.
Retailers may only deliver to residential addresses, and only a single delivery to the same physical address or customer per day.
All vehicles must have GPS.
Extract and combined limits will be increasing to 10 in the near future.
The OLCC maintains the OR Metrc Wiki, an excellent source for processes and other guidance.
Hemp products are tracked in METRC, and have specific packaging and concentration limits, however there is no daily purchase limit (pg 31) on Hemp derived products in OR (the OLCC compares hemp distribution to alcohol in this way)
Retailers may not record and retain any information that may be used to identify a consumer, except as necessary to make deliveries to consumers (as required by delivery rules), except name and contact info for marketing purposes if the consumer consents in writing.
All applications (except for ROD and ROND licensees) must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of $1,000. Additional license fees are imposed prior to the issuance of a final license. If the applicant qualifies as a social and economic equity applicant, then a 50% reduction, waiver, or deferred fee will apply. Other reductions, waivers, or fee deferrals may be approved by the Board for those demonstrating sufficient need.
Application review for the AUCC, AUCP, and CAURD applications takes approximately 4 to 8 weeks, per the Office. After the Office reviews and processes your application, if it meets the requirements, it will then be presented to the Board for final approval. Applicants may only begin adult-use cannabis activities upon final license approval from the Board.
For the non-conditional adult-use application round opening on October 4, OCM has indicated that it would begin reviewing those retail and microbusiness applications with site control as early as November 3, with no set timeline for ultimate license issuance.
The short answer is that there are no caps on total number of licenses in the Cannabis Law. We’ve seen hundreds of AUCP and AUCC licenses issued to date. For CAURD licenses, whereas the Board initially only planned to issue 150 total licenses, they then agreed to double that number to 300, and then exceeded that number thereafter.
That being said, the Board and the Office may limit the total number of applications in a few different material ways. For instance, they may limit licenses by location or authorized regions (as they have done in the CAURD application round), size of operation or output, or other operating conditions, dependent on issues related to sustainability, public health and safety, and social and economic factors.
For the application round opening on OCtober 3, OCM has indicated that it intends on issuing more than 1,000 total licenses, estimated to be broken down as follows:
Given that New York has now held three (3) distinct adult-use application rounds (AUCC, AUCP, and CAURD), it should be noted that those three (3) applications were notably consistent. The applications are hosted on the New York Business Express website, which is largely user friendly, though subject to crashes on high volume days (such as the final date for submission of the CAURD applications).
The proposed adult-use regulations identify similar areas of information for the forthcoming license opportunities, including:
For the application period opening on October 3, the Office will initially review:
As it relates to final licensure, the Office will assess, among other things: