2017 ORS 475B.961¹
Duties of commission

In addition to any other duty prescribed by law, the Oregon Cannabis Commission shall:

(1) Provide advice to the Oregon Health Authority with respect to the administration of ORS 475B.785 (Findings) to 475B.949 (Authority to adopt rules for ORS 475B.785 to 475B.949);

(2) Provide advice to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission with respect to the administration of ORS 475B.010 (Short title) to 475B.545 (Severability of ORS 475B.010 to 475B.545), insofar as those statutes pertain to registry identification cardholders and designated primary caregivers, as those terms are defined in ORS 475B.791 (Definitions for ORS 475B.785 to 475B.949);

(3) Develop a long-term strategic plan for ensuring that cannabis will remain a therapeutic option for persons with debilitating medical conditions as defined in ORS 475B.791 (Definitions for ORS 475B.785 to 475B.949);

(4) Develop a long-term strategic plan for ensuring that cannabis will remain affordable for persons with debilitating medical conditions as defined in ORS 475B.791 (Definitions for ORS 475B.785 to 475B.949); and

(5) Monitor and study federal laws, regulations and policies regarding marijuana. [2017 c.613 §6]

Note: Section 29, chapter 613, Oregon Laws 2017, provides:

Sec. 29. (1) Notwithstanding the term of office specified by section 1 (2) of this 2017 Act [475B.952 (Oregon Cannabis Commission) (2)], of the members first appointed to the Oregon Cannabis Commission:

(a) Two shall serve for terms ending January 1, 2019.

(b) Three shall serve for terms ending January 1, 2020.

(c) Three shall serve for terms ending January 1, 2021.

(2) Notwithstanding the confirmation requirement specified in section 1 (3) of this 2017 Act, the Governor shall appoint members to the commission as soon as practicable after the effective date of this 2017 Act [August 2, 2017], and the members may perform their duties under sections 4 and 6 [475B.961 (Duties of commission)] of this 2017 Act before being confirmed. [2017 c.613 §29]

(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.