National Background Check is Required
OAR 333-008-1020 requires any person listed on the application for a proposed medical marijuana dispensary or processing site to submit to a national background check. This includes all owners and PRDs or PRPs who are named in the application.
The background check is conducted in accordance with OAR 333-008-2020 and will only look for the answers to the following questions:
- Has the individual been convicted in any state for the manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in Schedule I or Schedule II within two years from the date of application?
- Has the individual been convicted for the manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in Schedule I or Schedule II more than once in any state?
NOTE: If an individual wishes to challenge the accuracy of information provided by the Department of State Police or Federal Bureau of Investigation and agencies reporting to those entities, those challenges must go through the Department of State Police or Federal Bureau of Investigation and reporting agencies; NOT through a contested case process involving OHA.
Background Check Process
Background check requests must be submitted within five (5) calendar days from the date of payment on a new or renewal application.
The background check fee is $35 for each individual. Payment may be made by check or money order, payable to the Oregon Health Authority. Payment must be sent by mail, postmarked no later than the fifth day after payment on a new or renewal application.
Mail payment to:
Oregon Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program
P.O. Box 14116
Portland, OR 97293-0116
Forms and Instructions
Each individual named in the application is required to provide fingerprints and a background check authorization form in order to complete the background check. Documents must be sent by mail to the background check unit, postmarked no later than the fifth day after payment on a new or renewal application.
Documents must be sent to the background check unit.
Mail documents to:
DHS/OHA Background Check Unit
P.O. Box 14870
Salem, OR 97309-5066
You are not required to submit your fingerprints electronically. If you do, you must use one of these approved electronic fingerprinting locations (xls)
Include your MMD# or MMPS# on every item sent to the OMMP program.