2017 ORS 475B.354¹
Classification of felony under ORS 475B.337, 475B.341, 475B.346 and 475B.349

(1) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, a felony under ORS 475B.337 (Unlawful possession by person 21 years of age or older) or 475B.341 (Unlawful possession by person under 21 years of age) shall be classified as crime category 1 of the sentencing guidelines grid of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission.

(2) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, a felony under ORS 475B.346 (Unlawful delivery of marijuana item) or 475B.349 (Unlawful manufacture of marijuana item) shall be classified as crime category 4 of the sentencing guidelines grid of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission.

(3) Subject to subsection (4) of this section, a felony under ORS 475B.337 (Unlawful possession by person 21 years of age or older), 475B.341 (Unlawful possession by person under 21 years of age), 475B.346 (Unlawful delivery of marijuana item) or 475B.349 (Unlawful manufacture of marijuana item) shall be classified as crime category 8 of the sentencing guidelines grid of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission if the violation is a commercial marijuana offense. A violation is a commercial marijuana offense for purposes of this subsection if the violation was committed in conjunction with at least three of the following factors:

(a) The offender delivered a marijuana item for consideration;

(b) The offender was in possession of $300 or more in cash;

(c) The offender was unlawfully in possession of a firearm or other weapon as described in ORS 166.270 (Possession of weapons by certain felons) (2), the offender used, attempted to use or threatened to use a deadly weapon or dangerous weapon, as those terms are defined in ORS 161.015 (General definitions), or the offender was in possession of a firearm or other deadly weapon or dangerous weapon for the purpose of using the deadly weapon or dangerous weapon;

(d) The offender was in possession of materials being used for the packaging of marijuana items, such as scales, wrapping or foil, other than a material used to contain the marijuana item that is the subject of the violation;

(e) The offender was in possession of marijuana item transaction records or customer lists;

(f) The offender was in possession of stolen property;

(g) The offender was in possession of manufacturing paraphernalia specifically designed for producing marijuana, such as recipes, precursor chemicals, laboratory equipment, lighting equipment, ventilating equipment or power generation equipment;

(h) The offender modified structures by painting, wiring, plumbing or lighting the structures to facilitate the offense;

(i) The offender used public lands to manufacture the marijuana item; or

(j) The offender constructed fortifications or took security measures that had the potential to injure persons.

(4) To prove that a violation is a commercial marijuana offense for purposes of subsection (3) of this section, the state must plead in the accusatory instrument at least three of the factors described in subsection (3) of this section. The state has the burden of proving each factor beyond a reasonable doubt. [2017 c.21 §7]

(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)

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.