2015 ORS 475B.615¹
Packaging requirements
  • rules

(1) As is necessary to protect the public health and safety, and in consultation with the Oregon Health Authority and the State Department of Agriculture, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission shall adopt rules establishing standards for the packaging of marijuana items, including but not limited to:

(a) Ensuring that usable marijuana, cannabinoid concentrates and extracts, cannabinoid edibles and other cannabinoid products are:

(A) Packaged in child-resistant safety packaging; and

(B) Not marketed in a manner that:

(i) Is untruthful or misleading;

(ii) Is attractive to minors; or

(iii) Otherwise creates a significant risk of harm to public health and safety; and

(b) Ensuring that cannabinoid edibles and other cannabinoid products are not packaged in a manner that is attractive to minors.

(2) In adopting rules under ORS 475B.400 (Findings) to 475B.525 (Authority to adopt rules for ORS 475B.400 to 475B.525), the authority shall require all usable marijuana, cannabinoid products and cannabinoid concentrates and extracts transferred by a medical marijuana dispensary registered under ORS 475B.450 (Medical marijuana dispensary registration system) to be packaged in accordance with subsection (1) of this section and rules adopted under subsection (1) of this section.

(3) In adopting rules under ORS 475B.010 (Short title) to 475B.395 (Severability of ORS 475B.010 to 475B.395), the commission shall require all usable marijuana, cannabinoid products and cannabinoid concentrates and extracts sold or transferred by a marijuana retailer that holds a license under ORS 475B.110 (Retail license) to be packaged in accordance with subsection (1) of this section and rules adopted under subsection (1) of this section.

(4) In adopting rules under subsection (1) of this section the commission:

(a) May establish different packaging standards for different varieties of usable marijuana and for different types of cannabinoid products and cannabinoid concentrates and extracts;

(b) May establish different minimum packaging standards for persons registered under ORS 475B.400 (Findings) to 475B.525 (Authority to adopt rules for ORS 475B.400 to 475B.525) and persons licensed under ORS 475B.010 (Short title) to 475B.395 (Severability of ORS 475B.010 to 475B.395);

(c) May consider the effect on the environment of requiring certain packaging;

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

(e) May not adopt rules that are more restrictive than is reasonably necessary to protect the public health and safety. [2015 c.614 §103]


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.