Oregon cannabis business compliance guide

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Market Type

In Oregon, cannabis is regulated by the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC). Medical and adult-use cannabis are allowed.Β 

Metrc & Inventory

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.

Purchase Limits


A retailer may not knowingly sell more than the following amounts to an individual at any one time or within one day:

  • Two [2] ounces of usable marijuana;
  • 16 ounces of a cannabinoid product in solid form;
  • 72 fluid ounces of a cannabinoid product in liquid form;
  • Five grams of cannabinoid extracts or concentrates, whether sold alone or contained in an inhalant delivery system or combined with usable marijuana;
  • Five grams of cannabinoid products intended for inhalation;
  • Products included in this category are combined products (have both flower and extract) and artificially flavored extracts (non-cannabis additives).
  • Four immature marijuana plants; and
  • Ten marijuana seeds.


A retailer may not knowingly provide more than the following amounts to registry identification cardholders or designated primary caregivers:

  • 8 ounces of usable marijuana at any one time or within one day per patient; and
  • No more than 32 ounces in one calendar month per patient.

This limit is per dispensary.Β  Oregon does not have centralized patient limit tracking.



17% State tax, 3% (max) local tax


No tax


Delivery operations

A delivery employee may only transport cannabis for orders they are actively delivering.Β  Drivers may deliver multiple orders per trip.

Delivery locations

Retailers may only deliver to residential addresses, and only a single delivery to the same physical address or customer per day.

Delivery misc.

All vehicles must have GPS.Β 

Things to Note

Extract and combined limits will be increasing to 10 in the near future.

State Resources

The OLCC maintains the OR Metrc Wiki, an excellent source for processes and other guidance.

Tracked Hemp

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)

Oregon Privacy Requirements

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.



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