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Apply to Operate a Medical Marijuana Dispensary
Oregon Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program 
Important!

Our online application tool has been updated. Navigating to the application site at https://mmdapply.oregon.gov/​ will present users with three options:

  • Apply for a New Registration -- Use this option to submit an entirely new application. This option should also be used if a dispensary's registration expired before a renewal was submitted.
    Click here for new application instructions
  • Create an Account for an Existing Registration -- In order to renew an application, or perform any other application maintenance, you must first create a user name and password. Important: A different user name must be created for each MMD#.​
    Click here for renewal instructions
  • Sign In -- If you have already created a user name and password, you will use this option to renew your application, upload applicable documents, or make changes to your mailing address, email, phone number, etc.

New Dispensary Application Process

***If you are the PRF for an existing dispensary, but your dispensary registration has expired, you must follow the new application process and acquire a new MMD#, which will be processed in the order received. This could result in your application being denied if another application within 1000 feet of your location is submitted before yours.***​

Before You Apply

Prepare Before You Apply

Get Your Documents Ready

Person Responsible for the Facility (PRF) - This means an individual who owns, operates, or otherwise has legal responsibility for a facility and who meets the qualifications established in these rules and has been approved by the Authority.

Check your facility address with the Oregon School Locator. Make sure your facility is more than 1,000 feet from a primary or secondary school. You must have a facility address in order to apply to operate a dispensary. This is a tool and does not guarantee that your application will meet the 1000 foot buffer zone. A final determination will be made by the MMD staff only after an application has been submitted. Keep in mind that, while this tool displays many approved dispensaries, there are others that chose to remain confidential, and cannot be made public on our site.

Assemble the following information you will need for your application:

  • Address of (proposed) facility
  • Contact information for the PRF and Primary Owner (if different than PRF)
  • Identification number for one of the following forms of identification for the PRF:
    • Oregon Driver License
    • Oregon Identification Card
    • U.S. Military Identification
  • Oregon Secretary of State Business Registration Number (active or pending)
  • VISA or MasterCard for the $4,000 application fee, required at time of application

Documents you'll need after you have successfully submitted your application and payment has been received:

Application Process

  1. Complete your online application. Success will automatically generate an e-mail which you should keep. If you do not receive an email, be sure to check to see if it was filtered into your spam or junk mail folder.

  2. Write down the unique MMD number which is provided upon submission and which you will find in the email confirmation sent to you. You'll use this MMD# on all your forms and correspondence with the Oregon Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program.

  3. Pay the $4000 application fee. Your payment must be received before we can process your application. If your payment is not successfully processed, you will need to start over with a new application or follow the instructions in the email that is sent to you.

  4. Complete your account verification. During the application process, you will create a user name and password. You will receive a separate email asking you to verify your new account. Until you complete this step, you will not be able to log in to your application after submission.

  5. Provide the following documents to the program after your payment has been successfully received.
    • Proof of residency
    • Zoning documentation from governmental entity
    • Copy of Oregon Driver License, Oregon Identification Card, or U.S. Military Identification
    • Completed school proximity affirmation form​ that the proposed facility is not within 1,000 feet of the real property comprising a public or private elementary, secondary, or career school attended primarily by minors

    You may either:

    • Sign into your application to upload these documents to your application under the "Documents" tab (no later than 5 p.m. on the fifth day after making payment), OR
    • Mail them, postmarked within five (5) calendar days of making payment, to:
      Oregon Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program
      Oregon Health Authority
      P.O. Box 14116
      Portland, OR 97293

    All documents must be uploaded or postmarked within five (5) calendar days of your payment.

  6. Complete a background check and submit your fingerprints to Salem, which must be postmarked within five (5) calendar days of your payment:
    DHS/OHA Background Check Unit
    P.O. Box 14870
    Salem, OR 97309-5066
View background check instructions and forms
Please be sure to include your MMD# on every item mailed to the MMD program. Program staff will use this number to match your items to your application form. Items submitted without a MMD# will not be matched to an application.

After You Apply

Your application will be reviewed according to the rules governing the registration of medical marijuana dispensaries. If your application meets the initial criteria, you will have 60 calendar days to reach full compliance with Dispensary Program requirements as outlined in OAR 333-008-1040(5). Once your dispensary is fully compliant, you must submit a Readiness Form to attest that you are ready for an assessment performed by the Dispensary Program. Failure to submit the Readiness Form within the timeframe will result in the application being returned as incomplete.

Upon receipt of the Readiness Form​, the Dispensary Program will perform a site visit within 30 calendar days to determine compliance. If the facility is in compliance, you will receive notification that your dispensary is approved. A registration certificate, which must be displayed within the dispensary before you can begin to operate, will be given when the facility is ready to open.

If the facility is NOT in compliance, the Dispensary Program may:

  • ​Give 10 business days for the dispensary to come into compliance;
  • Propose to deny the registration; or
  • Consider the application to be incomplete.

If your application is not approved, $3,500 of your credit card payment will be refunded to the card and you will receive a letter explaining the reason(s) why your application was not approved.

Contact Us

If you would like a status of your application please e-mail your request to medmj.dispensaries@state.or.us

 

Ready?

Important: Do not navigate away from the application before you have successfully submitted it. As you work through the application process, remember to click "continue" to complete the process even AFTER your payment has been made in order to move on to the end of the application process.

Renewal Process

As of January 19, 2015, existing registered dispensaries within 60 days of registration expiration will have the ability to renew their application.

Before You Renew

Prepare Before You Apply

  • You must create an account with a user name and password. Keep in mind that, if you are the PRF for multiple dispensaries, you must create a different account with a different user name for each dispensary
  • After creating your account you will receive a verification email. You must click the link provided in the email before you can sign in to your account and start the renewal process

Get Your Documents Ready

Assemble the following information you will need for your application:

  • Changes to any of the following items:
    • Contact information for the PRF and Primary Owner (if different than PRF)
    • The identification number for one of the following forms of identification for the PRF:
      • Oregon Driver License
      • Oregon Identification Card
      • U.S. Military Identification
    • Oregon Secretary of State Business Registration Number (active or pending)
    • VISA or MasterCard for the $4,000 application fee, required at time of application

    Documents you will need after you have successfully submitted your application and payment has been received:

Renewal Application Process

  1. Sign in to your account and click the Renewal link near the top of the screen. Complete your online application, making changes to existing data as needed. Upon submission, you will automatically be sent an email which you should save or print.

  2. Pay the $4,000 application fee. Your payment must be received before your application can be processed. If your payment is not successfully processed, you will need to start over with a new application or follow the instructions in the email that is sent to you.

  3. Provide the following documents to the program within five (5) days from your payment being successfully received:

    • ​A current floor plan of the facility identifying points of entry and exit, restricted and unrestricted areas, camera placement, and point of sale locations
    • You ​may either:
      • Sign in to your application to upload this document to your application under the "Documents" tab (no later than 5 p.m. on the fifth day after making payment), OR
      • Mail them, postmarked within five (5) days of making payment, to:
        1. Oregon Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program
          Oregon Health Authority
          P.O. Box 14116
          Portland, OR 97293
    • All documents must be uploaded or postmarked within five (5) calendar days of your payment

  4. Complete a background check request form and submit your fingerprints to the Background Check Unit in Salem, postmarked within five (5) calendar days of your payment:
    DHS/OHA Background Check Unit
    P.O. Box 14870
    Salem, OR 97309-5066
View background check instructions and forms

Please be sure to include your MMD# on every item mailed to the MMD program. Program staff will use this number to match your items to your application form. Items submitted without a MMD# will not be matched to an application.

After You Renew

Your application will be reviewed according to the rules governing the registration of medical marijuana dispensaries. If your application is approved, you will receive a registration certificate which must be displayed within the dispensary.
If your application is not approved, $3,500 of your credit card payment will be refunded to the card, and you will receive a letter explaining the reason(s) your application was not approved.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the application process please email your request to: medmj.dispensaries@state.or.us

Ready?

Important: Do not navigate away from the application before you have successfully submitted it. As you work through the application process, remember to click "Continue" to complete the process even AFTER your payment has been made, in order to move on to the end of the application process.

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