2015 ORS 475B.435¹
Marijuana processing site registration system
  • fees
  • rules

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This section is amended
Effective March 3, 2016
Relating to cannabis; creating new provisions; amending ORS 90.396, 305.620, 316.680, 419C.239, 419C.420, 419C.443, 471.001, 471.775, 475.245, 475.752, 475.856, 475.858, 475.860, 475.862, 475.864, 475.898, 475B.015, 475B.063, 475B.070, 475B.075, 475B.090, 475B.100, 475B.110, 475B.150, 475B.160, 475B.185, 475B.218, 475B.235, 475B.245, 475B.250, 475B.255, 475B.340, 475B.375, 475B.415, 475B.420, 475B.428, 475B.435, 475B.443, 475B.450, 475B.705, 475B.710, 475B.760, 475B.800, 809.265 and 813.215 and section 3, chapter 20, Oregon Laws 2015; repealing ORS 475B.120, 475B.285 and 811.481 and sections 173 and 175b, chapter 614, Oregon Laws 2015; and declaring an emergency.

(1)(a) The Oregon Health Authority shall establish by rule a marijuana processing site registration system to track and regulate the processing of marijuana by a person responsible for a marijuana processing site.

(b) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this subsection, a person may not process marijuana unless the person is registered under this section.

(c) Paragraph (b) of this subsection does not apply to the processing of marijuana as provided in ORS 475B.010 (Short title) to 475B.395 (Severability of ORS 475B.010 to 475B.395) or as otherwise provided for by the statutory laws of this state.

(2) The registration system established under subsection (1) of this section must require an applicant for a marijuana processing site to submit an application to the authority that includes:

(a) The name of the individual who owns the marijuana processing site or, if a business entity owns the marijuana processing site, the name of each individual who has a financial interest in the marijuana processing site;

(b) The name of the individual or individuals responsible for the marijuana processing site, if different from the name of the individual who owns the marijuana processing site;

(c) The address of the marijuana processing site;

(d) Proof, until January 1, 2020, that each individual responsible for the marijuana processing site has been a resident of this state for two or more years, and proof that each individual responsible for the marijuana processing site is 21 years of age or older;

(e) Documentation, as required by the authority by rule, that demonstrates the marijuana processing site meets the requirements of subsection (3) of this section; and

(f) Any other information that the authority considers necessary.

(3) To qualify for registration under this section, a marijuana processing site:

(a) May not be located in an area that is zoned for residential use if the marijuana processing site processes cannabinoid extracts;

(b) Must be registered as a business, or have filed an application to register as a business, with the office of the Secretary of State; and

(c) Must meet the requirements of any rule adopted by the authority under subsection (10) of this section.

(4)(a) The authority shall conduct a criminal records check under ORS 181A.195 (Criminal records check) for each individual named in an application under subsection (2) of this section.

(b) An individual convicted for the manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in Schedule I or Schedule II may not own or be responsible for a marijuana processing site for two years from the date the individual is convicted.

(c) An individual convicted more than once for the manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in Schedule I or Schedule II may not own or be responsible for a marijuana processing site.

(5) If a person submits the application required under subsection (2) of this section, if the marijuana processing site identified in the application meets the requirements of this section and any rules adopted under this section and if each individual named in the application passes the criminal records check required under subsection (4) of this section, the authority shall register the marijuana processing site and issue proof of registration. Proof of registration must be displayed on the premises of the marijuana processing site at all times.

(6) A marijuana processing site that is registered under this section is not required to register with the State Board of Pharmacy under ORS 475.125 (Registration requirements).

(7) The individual or individuals responsible for a marijuana processing site shall maintain documentation of each transfer of usable marijuana, medical cannabinoid products, cannabinoid concentrates and cannabinoid extracts.

(8) The authority may inspect:

(a) The premises of a proposed marijuana processing site or a registered marijuana processing site to ensure compliance with this section and ORS 475B.438 (Duty to submit processing data to Oregon Health Authority) and 475B.440 (Public health and safety standards for medical cannabinoid products, concentrates and extracts) and any rules adopted under this section and ORS 475B.438 (Duty to submit processing data to Oregon Health Authority) and 475B.440 (Public health and safety standards for medical cannabinoid products, concentrates and extracts); and

(b) The records of a registered marijuana processing site to ensure compliance with subsection (7) of this section.

(9) Subject to the provisions of ORS chapter 183, the authority may refuse to register an applicant under this section or may suspend or revoke the registration of a marijuana processing site if the authority determines that the applicant, the owner of the marijuana processing site, a person responsible for the marijuana processing site, or an employee of the marijuana processing site, violated a provision of ORS 475B.400 (Findings) to 475B.525 (Authority to adopt rules for ORS 475B.400 to 475B.525), a rule adopted under ORS 475B.400 (Findings) to 475B.525 (Authority to adopt rules for ORS 475B.400 to 475B.525) or an ordinance adopted pursuant to ORS 475B.500 (Local time, place and manner regulations).

(10) The authority shall adopt rules to implement this section, including rules that:

(a) Require a registered marijuana processing site to annually renew the registration for that site;

(b) Establish fees for registering, and renewing the registration of, a marijuana processing site;

(c) Require that medical cannabinoid products, cannabinoid concentrates and cannabinoid extracts transferred by a marijuana processing site be tested to ensure the public health and safety; and

(d) Impose any other standard on the operation of a marijuana processing site to ensure the public health and safety. [2015 c.614 §85]


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.