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The Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission (the ADPC) is established to coordinate Oregon’s priorities and policies related to alcohol and other drug prevention and treatment services.

Please be aware that this Commission is not involved in regulating adult-use cannabis ("recreational marijuana"). That is the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). You can connect with the OLCC at this link.
If you want information about the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) you may connect with OMMP at this link.
 The ADPC will recommend strategic action to:
  • Promote the effective and efficient use of resources.
  • Reduce unnecessary administrative requirements.
  • Improve client care.
  • Improve and ensure the fidelity of evidence-based treatment practices.
  • Improve alcohol and drug prevention and treatment programs.
  • Ensure the accountability of publicly funded programs.
  • Establish high-level, statewide performance measures for drug prevention and treatment.
  • Advance the science of alcohol and drug prevention and treatment.

    The Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission was created by the Oregon Legislature [ORS 430.241 and ORS 430.242]. Other state laws give the Commission additional authority in relation to other state departments. 


    Daniel Ward, Executive Director
    Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission
    Phone: 503-884-5776
    Email: daniel.ward@state.or.us



    Senate Bill 951  was enacted by the Oregon State Legislature, taking effect in January 2016.


    SB 951 modifies the charge, size, composition, and duties of the Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission; makes composition discretionary; removes ex officio members; permits the Commission to appoint non-members to committees; removes the requirements for and functions of the budget advisory committee; requires the Commission to make specific recommendations as part of its long-term strategic plan.


    You may read the actual text of the new legislation by clicking here.


    The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled to be held:


    Thursday, May 26, 2016
    2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Room A234, DPSST
    (Department of Public Safety Standards and Training)
    4190 Aumsville Highway

    Salem, Oregon 97317
    Please note location of this meeting.


    Members of the public who wish to attend by phone may call
    888-557-8511, access code 6790006#
    between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on May 26, 2016.


    Agendas, minutes, handouts, etc., are available here, or by navigating to the "Archive of Meeting Materials" page.