2017 ORS 475B.070¹
Production license
  • fees
  • rules

(1) The production of marijuana is subject to regulation by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

(2) A marijuana producer must have a production license issued by the commission for the premises at which the marijuana is produced. To hold a production license issued under this section, a marijuana producer:

(a) Must apply for a license in the manner described in ORS 475B.040 (Application process for all licensees);

(b) Must provide proof that the applicant is 21 years of age or older; and

(c) Must meet the requirements of any rule adopted by the commission under subsection (3) of this section.

(3) The commission shall adopt rules that:

(a) Require a marijuana producer to annually renew a license issued under this section;

(b) Establish application, licensure and renewal of licensure fees for marijuana producers;

(c) Require marijuana produced by marijuana producers to be tested in accordance with ORS 475B.555 (Testing standards and processes);

(d) Assist the viability of marijuana producers that are independently owned and operated and that are limited in size and revenue with respect to other marijuana producers, by minimizing barriers to entry into the regulated system and by expanding, to the extent practicable, transportation options that will support their access to the retail market;

(e) Allow a marijuana producer registered under ORS 475B.136 (Production for medical purposes) to produce marijuana for medical purposes in the same manner that rules adopted under ORS 475B.010 (Short title) to 475B.545 (Severability of ORS 475B.010 to 475B.545) allow a marijuana producer to produce marijuana for nonmedical purposes, excepting those circumstances where differentiating between the production of marijuana for medical purposes and the production of marijuana for nonmedical purposes is necessary to protect the public health and safety;

(f) Require marijuana producers to submit, at the time of applying for or renewing a license under ORS 475B.040 (Application process for all licensees), a report describing the applicant’s or licensee’s electrical or water usage; and

(g) Require a marijuana producer to meet any public health and safety standards and industry best practices established by the commission by rule related to the production of marijuana or the propagation of immature marijuana plants and marijuana seeds.

(4) Fees adopted under subsection (3)(b) of this section:

(a) May not exceed, together with other fees collected under ORS 475B.010 (Short title) to 475B.545 (Severability of ORS 475B.010 to 475B.545), the cost of administering ORS 475B.010 (Short title) to 475B.545 (Severability of ORS 475B.010 to 475B.545);

(b) Shall be in the form of a schedule that imposes a greater fee for premises with more square footage or on which more marijuana plants are grown; and

(c) Shall be deposited in the Marijuana Control and Regulation Fund established under ORS 475B.296 (Marijuana Control and Regulation Fund). [2015 c.1 §19; 2015 c.614 §12; 2016 c.24 §1; 2016 c.83 §7; 2017 c.183 §56]

(formerly 475.300 to 475.346)

Notes of Decisions

Registry identifica­tion cardholder may not confer immunity on per­son other than designated primary caregiver to possess medical marijuana on behalf of cardholder. State v. Fries, 212 Or App 220, 158 P3d 10 (2007), aff’d 344 Or 541, 185 P3d 453 (2008)

Law Review Cita­tions

52 WLR 1 (2015)

Law Review Cita­tions

52 WLR 1 (2015)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 475B—Cannabis Regulation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors475B.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 475B, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano475B.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.