How to Get an Oregon Marijuana License for Business

Recreational Marijuana Licenses are handled by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, Medical Marijuana licenses are handled by the Oregon Health Authority.

There are six types of Recreational Marijuana businesses in Oregon, all of which can be submitted online.

Producer

Can plant, cultivate, grow, harvest and dry plants.

Processor

Can process, compound, or convert plants into cannabinoid products, concentrates, and extracts.

Wholesaler

Can purchase marijuana from another licensed facility and sell it to licensed retailers, processors, producers, other wholesalers, or researchers

Laboratory

A facility accredited by the Oregon Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program. Tests marijuana products for pesticides, solvents, THC and CBD concentration, and contaminants.

Retail Facility

Can sell or deliver marijuana products to consumers.

Research Certificate

Can research marijuana on behalf of the cannabis industry, medical research, public health and safety.

Requirements for all licenses:

  • Description of the sources of funding
  • Criminal history for all parties that hold an interest in the business
  • Fingerprints from each applicant
  • Land Use Compatibility Statement, verifies the facility is permitted by local jurisdictions
  • Business operating plan and business structure
  • Floor plan for proposed facility
  • Proof of legal right to occupy premises
  • Business number given by the Secretary of State
  • Cannot be on federal property
  • Cannot be at the same physical location or address as a licensed liquor business or retail liquor agent, medical marijuana processing site or dispensary, in an area zoned for residential use

Additional Retail Requirements:

  • Retail facilities cannot be at the same location or address as a grow site, on public land, or 100 feet from a school

Additional Producer Requirements:

  • Plant canopy area designation
  • Cultivation plan
  • Electricity and Water Use Estimates
  • Proof of Water Rights

Additional Processor requirements:

  • Obtain a Processor Endorsement from the state
  • If applying for an Extract endorsement, need local fire code approval
  • If applying for an Edible endorsement, need Oregon Department of Agriculture food establishment license

Additional Laboratory Requirements:

  • ORELAP certification

Additional Research certificate requirements:

  • Research proposal

How much does it cost?

Application fees are $250

Which Oregon cities and counties allow Marijuana Businesses to operate?

Recreational Marijuana facilities are banned in the following jurisdictions:

Adrian ,Athena, Aumsville, Baker City, Baker County, Boardman, Burns, Canby, Canyon City, Canyonville, Central Point, Coburg, Cove, Creswell, Crook County, Culver, Dayville, Douglas County, Dunes City, Eagle Point, Elgin, Enterprise, Fairview, Gaston, Grant County, Grass Valley, Haines,  Halfway. Halsey, Harney County, Harrisburg, Heppner, Hermiston, Ione,  Irrigon, Island City, Jacksonville , Jefferson County, John Day, Jordan Valley, Joseph, unction City, Klamath County, Klamath Falls, LaGrande, Lake County, Lake Oswego, Lexington, Long Creek, Lostine, Lyons, Malheur County, Marion County, Maupin, Merrill, Mill City, Millersburg, Milton-Freewater, Monument, Moro, Morrow County, Mount Angel, Mount Vernon, North Powder, Nyssa, Ontario, Pilot Rock, Prairie City, Richland, Rufus, Sandy, Scott Mills , Shady Cove, Shaniko, Sherman County, Sherwood, Spray, Sublimity, Summerville, Sumpter (processors, wholesalers and retail are permitted), Sutherlin, Ukiah, Umatilla, Umatilla County, Union, Union County, Vale, Wallowa, Wallowa County, Wasco City, West Linn, Wilsonville, Wheeler County

 

How to get an Oregon Medical Marijuana License:

There are three types of Medical Marijuana Business Licenses: Growers, Processors and Dispensaries. All applications can be submitted online.

Grower Requirements:

  • Use the Cannabis Tracking System (unless you are a patient growing no more than 12 mature plants for personal use)
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Cannot have been convicted more than once of a Class A or B felony for the manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in Schedule I or Schedule II within the past 2 years
  • Cannot grow for more than 4 patients, or grow more than 6 mature plants per patient
  • Must limit the total number of mature plants to the grow-site address zoning laws

How much does it cost?

There is a $200 application fee

Processor Requirements:

  • Photo identification, fingerprints and criminal background check for each person listed on the application
  • If seeking an extract endorsement, written statement from the local jurisdiction showing the premises to be licensed are not are not in an area zoned for residential use
  • If producing edibles, a commercial kitchen license is needed from the Oregon Department of Agriculture
  • Secretary of State business registration number
  • Floor plan of the premises
  • Site plan of the parcel where premises is located
  • Proof of legal right to occupy premises

How much does it cost?

$4000 application fee. In addition the required background check costs $35 per individual listed on the application.

Dispensary Requirements:

  • Use the Cannabis Tracking System
  • Cannot be within 1000 feet of a school or other dispensary
  • Secretary of State business registration number
  • Photo identification, fingerprints and criminal background check for each person listed on the application
  • Written statement from the local jurisdiction showing the premises to be licensed are not are not in an area zoned for residential use
  • Site plan of the parcel where premises is located
  • Floor plan of the premises
  • Proof of legal right to occupy premises

How much does it cost?

There is a $4000 application fee. In addition the required background check costs $35 per individual listed on the application.

Visit our State Guide for more information on getting a Marijuana License in your State.

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