Understanding the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program and complex legal issues can be overwhelming. Our experience assisting cannabis dispensaries, producers, and processors with regulatory compliance issues will ease your mind and allow you to focus on the growth and success of your business.

Having an experienced cannabis law firm that is up to date on current proposed changes and administrative requirements is indispensable in attaining your goals.

We are here to assist you with regulatory and compliance issues and to ensure successful registration and the continuation of your medical cannabis business.

We represent clients in the following areas:


  • Medical Cannabis Business Formation
  • Dispensary Application Process
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Zoning Compliance
  • Administrative Hearings and Denials
  • Legal Updates
  • Obtaining and Reviewing Permits

The Oregon Medical Marijuana Act (OMMA)


The OMMA was passed to help alleviate the suffering and pain of patients who have debilitating medical conditions. The program allows for the legal cultivation, possession and use of marijuana by qualifying patients. It permits approved growers to legally manufacture, possess and distribute Marijuana to their patients, as well as allowing caregivers the ability to legally posses and distribute marijuana to their patients. The intention of the OMMA is to protect patients, growers and caregivers who comply with the rules in the OMMA from civil and criminal penalties. However, it does not protect those who manufacture, possess, deliver, or use marijuana for non-medical purposes and who act outside of the law.

Dispensary Law

 

On August 14, 2013, Oregon Governor Kitzhaber signed House Bill HB3460 into law. This law authorized the Oregon Health Authority to establish procedures to license and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries. These rules went into effect March 3, 2014. Medical marijuana dispensaries are businesses that can more adequately fill the needs of patients than the prior designated grower program.

HB3460 was amended on March 19, 2014 when Senate Bill 1531 was signed into law. This law imposed additional restrictions to HB3460.

While HB3460 and SB1531 imposed already complex rules regarding medical marijuana dispensaries, there are now work groups and new proposed legislative changes.

Having an experienced cannabis law firm that is up to date on current proposed changes and administrative requirements is indispensable in attaining your goals.

We are here to assist you with regulatory and compliance issues and to ensure successful registration and the continuation of your medical cannabis business.