2015 ORS 475B.045¹
Grounds for refusing to issue license

(1) The Oregon Liquor Control Commission may not license an applicant under the provisions of ORS 475B.010 (Short title) to 475B.395 (Severability of ORS 475B.010 to 475B.395) if the applicant is under 21 years of age.

(2) The commission may refuse to license an applicant under the provisions of ORS 475B.010 (Short title) to 475B.395 (Severability of ORS 475B.010 to 475B.395) if the commission has reasonable ground to believe that the applicant:

(a) Is in the habit of using alcoholic beverages, habit-forming drugs, marijuana or controlled substances to excess.

(b) Has made false statements to the commission.

(c) Is incompetent or physically unable to carry on the management of the establishment proposed to be licensed.

(d) Has been convicted of violating a general or local law of this state or another state, or of violating a federal law, if the conviction is substantially related to the fitness and ability of the applicant to lawfully carry out activities under the license.

(e) Is not of good repute and moral character.

(f) Does not have a good record of compliance with ORS 475B.010 (Short title) to 475B.395 (Severability of ORS 475B.010 to 475B.395) or any rule of the commission adopted under ORS 475B.010 (Short title) to 475B.395 (Severability of ORS 475B.010 to 475B.395).

(g) Is not the legitimate owner of the business proposed to be licensed, or other persons have ownership interests in the business that have not been disclosed.

(h) Is not possessed of or has not demonstrated financial responsibility sufficient to adequately meet the requirements of the business proposed to be licensed.

(i) Is unable to understand the laws of this state relating to marijuana or the rules of the commission relating to marijuana.

(3) Notwithstanding subsection (2)(d) of this section, in determining whether the commission may refuse to license an applicant, the commission may not consider the prior conviction of the applicant or any owner, director, officer, manager, employee, agent or other representative of the applicant for:

(a) The manufacture of marijuana, if:

(A) The date of the conviction is two or more years before the date of the application; and

(B) The person has not been convicted more than once for the manufacture or delivery of marijuana;

(b) The delivery of marijuana to a person 21 years of age or older, if:

(A) The date of the conviction is two or more years before the date of the application; and

(B) The person has not been convicted more than once for the manufacture or delivery of marijuana; or

(c) The possession of marijuana. [2015 c.1 §29; 2015 c.614 §8]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 475B—Cannabis Regulation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors475B.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.