2015 ORS 475B.555¹
Testing standards and processes
  • rules

(1) As is necessary to protect the public health and safety, and in consultation with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and the State Department of Agriculture, the Oregon Health Authority shall adopt rules:

(a) Establishing standards for testing marijuana items.

(b) Identifying appropriate tests for marijuana items, depending on the type of marijuana item and the manner in which the marijuana item was produced or processed, that are necessary to protect the public health and safety, including, but not limited to, tests for:

(A) Microbiological contaminants;

(B) Pesticides;

(C) Other contaminants;

(D) Solvents or residual solvents; and

(E) Tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol concentration.

(c) Establishing procedures for determining batch sizes and for sampling usable marijuana, cannabinoid products and cannabinoid concentrates or extracts.

(d) Establishing different minimum standards for different varieties of usable marijuana and different types of cannabinoid products and cannabinoid concentrates and extracts.

(2) In addition to the testing requirements established under subsection (1) of this section, the authority or the commission may require cannabinoid edibles to be tested in accordance with any applicable law of this state, or any applicable rule adopted under a law of this state, related to the production and processing of food products or commodities.

(3) In adopting rules under ORS 475B.400 (Findings) to 475B.525 (Authority to adopt rules for ORS 475B.400 to 475B.525), the authority may require:

(a) A person responsible for a marijuana grow site under ORS 475B.420 (Marijuana grow site registration system) to test usable marijuana before transferring the usable marijuana to a registrant other than an individual who holds a registry identification card under ORS 475B.415 (Registry identification cardholders); and

(b) A person processing marijuana to test cannabinoid products or cannabinoid concentrates or extracts before transferring the cannabinoid products or cannabinoid concentrates or extracts to a registrant other than an individual who holds a registry identification card under ORS 475B.415 (Registry identification cardholders).

(4) In adopting rules under ORS 475B.010 (Short title) to 475B.395 (Severability of ORS 475B.010 to 475B.395), the commission may require:

(a) A marijuana producer that holds a license under ORS 475B.070 (Production license) or a marijuana wholesaler that holds a license under ORS 475B.100 (Wholesale license) to test usable marijuana before selling or transferring the usable marijuana; and

(b) A marijuana processor that holds a license under ORS 475B.090 (Processor license) or a marijuana wholesaler that holds a license under ORS 475B.100 (Wholesale license) to test cannabinoid products or cannabinoid concentrates or extracts before selling or transferring the cannabinoid products or cannabinoid concentrates or extracts.

(5) The authority and the commission may conduct random testing of marijuana items for the purpose of determining whether a person subject to testing under subsection (3) of this section or a licensee subject to testing under subsection (4) of this section is in compliance with this section.

(6) In adopting rules to implement this section, the authority and commission may not require a marijuana item to undergo the same test more than once unless the marijuana item is processed into a different type of marijuana item or the condition of the marijuana item has fundamentally changed.

(7) The testing of marijuana items as required by this section must be conducted by a laboratory licensed by the commission under ORS 475B.560 (Laboratory licensure) and accredited by the authority under ORS 475B.565 (Laboratory accreditation).

(8) In adopting rules under subsection (1) of this section, the authority:

(a) Shall consider the cost of a potential testing procedure and how that cost will affect the cost to the ultimate consumer of the marijuana item; and

(b) May not adopt rules that are more restrictive than is reasonably necessary to protect the public health and safety. [2015 c.614 §92]


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.