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Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR)

NOTE: Temporary rules are currently in effect that may supersede sections found in the permanent rules. Please review the temporary rules below for further information on which specific sections are affected.


A full current version of the division 7 rules, which includes the temporary rules, can be found on the Oregon Secretary of State website.

 

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Temporary Administrative Rules

Temporary rules effective March 2, 2017 through August 28, 2017
Temporary rules effective December 31, 2016 through June 28, 2017
Temporary testing rules effective through May 30, 2017

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Oregon Revised Statutes

  • ORS 475B: Cannabis Regulation
    • The Oregon Medical Marijuana Act begins at 475B.400
    • Debilitating Medical Conditions, see ORS 475B.410
    • Database and Confidentiality of Information, see ORS 475B.458 - 475B.464
    • Protections from Civil and Criminal Liability, see ORS 475B.475 - 475B.485

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Rules Advisory Committee

February 10, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Portland State Office Building
800 NE Oregon St
Room 1B
Portland, OR 97232

Agenda

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February 24, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Portland State Office Building
800 NE Oregon St
Room 1B
Portland, OR 97232

Agenda

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March 2, 2017

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Portland State Office Building
800 NE Oregon St
Room 1A
Portland, OR 97232

Agenda

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Proposed Permanent Rules

You are being invited to review and comment on the proposed rules. If you wish to present oral testimony, two public hearings will be held:

Eugene:          April 27, 2017 at 11:00am
                        Atrium Building
                        99 W 10th Ave., Sloat Room
                        Eugene, OR 97401
 
Portland:        April 28, 2017 at 10:00am
                        Portland State Office Building
                        800 NE Oregon St. Room 1A
                        Portland, OR 97232

You may also file written comments before 5:00 p.m. on April 30, 2017
, by submitting them to the Public Health Division Rules Coordinator at the following address:
 
OHA, Public Health Division
Attn: Administrative Rules Coordinator
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930
Portland, Oregon 97232
 
E-mail comments to: publichealth.rules@state.or.us
You may also send comments by fax to (971) 673-1299.
 
Final rules will be filed after consideration of all comments.
 
Related Rulemaking Documents:

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Oregon Legislation Related to Medical Marijuana

  • Senate Bill 1511
    2016 session, effective March 29, 2016
    Makes several changes to the laws governing medical marijuana.
  • House Bill 4014
    2016 session, effective March 3, 2016
    Makes several changes to the laws governing medical marijuana.
  • Senate Bill 1598
    2016 session, effective March 3, 2016
    Makes several changes to the laws governing medical marijuana.
  • Senate Bill 844
    2015 session, effective August 12, 2015
    Establishes task force on researching the medical and public health properties of cannabis.
  • Senate Bill 460
    2015 session, effective July 27, 2015
    Allows medical marijuana dispensaries, beginning October 1, 2015, to sell limited marijuana retail product to adults 21 and older in accordance with certain conditions.
  • House Bill 3400
    2015 session, effective June 30, 2015
    Makes several changes to the laws governing medical marijuana.
  • Senate Bill 1531
    2014 session, effective March 19, 2014
    Specifies that governing bodies of a city or county may adopt ordinances that impose reasonable regulations on operation of medical marijuana facilities.
  • House Bill 3460
    2013 session, effective August 14, 2013
    Directs OHA to establish a registration system for medical marijuana facilities.

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Federal Legal Information

The guidance from the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) does not make the use of medical marijuana legal under federal law, and does not create a defense to a federal prosecution for a drug related offense.

On August 29, 2013, the USDOJ announced an update to its federal marijuana enforcement policy in light of recent state ballot initiatives that legalize, under state law, the possession of small amounts of marijuana and provide for the regulation of marijuana production, processing and sale.

The guidance makes clear that marijuana remains an illegal drug under the Controlled Substances Act and that federal prosecutors will continue to aggressively enforce this statute. To this end, the Department identifies eight enforcement areas that federal prosecutors should prioritize.

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Housing and Labor Concerns

Visit the Fair Housing Council of Oregon website to find housing and labor information relating to the use of medical marijuana.

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