2017 ORS 689.557¹
Disposal of marijuana item left at retail drug outlet
  • rules
  • exemption from criminal liability

(1) The State Board of Pharmacy shall establish by rule instructions for the disposal of a marijuana item as defined in ORS 475B.015 (Definitions for ORS 475B.010 to 475B.545) left behind by individuals visiting retail drug outlets.

(2) At a minimum, the instructions established under subsection (1) of this section must:

(a) Require an employee or supervisor of the retail drug outlet to notify law enforcement upon discovering the marijuana item at the site; and

(b) Include procedures for destroying the marijuana item so that it can no longer be used for human consumption.

(3) A person acting under and in accordance with this section is exempt from the criminal laws of this state for any criminal offense in which possession of marijuana or a marijuana item as defined in ORS 475B.015 (Definitions for ORS 475B.010 to 475B.545) is an element. [2015 c.614 §131; 2017 c.21 §121]

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Notes of Decisions

Board of Pharmacy had authority to adopt rule making drug ephedrine available by prescrip­tion only. Northwest Connec­tion v. Board of Pharmacy, 108 Or App 320, 814 P2d 191 (1991)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of board to require retail price list of prescrip­tion drugs, (1975) Vol 37, p 345; hospital policy requiring pharmacy depart­ment to substitute therapeutically equivalent but not generically identical drugs, (1979) Vol 40, p 145; licensing require­ments for hospital technicians employed by state correc­tional facilities, (1987) Vol 45, p 188

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 689—Pharmacists; Drug Outlets; Drug Sales, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors689.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 689, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano689.­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.