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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Background Check Information
Oregon Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Background Check Information

National background check is required

HB 3460 requires any person applying to be a Person Responsible For a dispensary (PRF) to be subject to a national background check. The check will only look for the answer to the following two questions:

  1. Has the PRF been convicted in the past five years "for the manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in Schedule I or Schedule II"?
  2. Has the PRF been convicted twice in his/her lifetime “for the manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in Schedule I or Schedule II”?

Background check deadline

In order to start the background check process, the PRF must submit the following no later than five (5) business days following the submittal of a dispensary application:

  • Background Check Request
  • Fingerprints

Required documents for the background check

In order to complete the background check the PRF will be required to provide fingerprints and an authorization form to conduct the background check. These following documents may be used by a PRF to complete this requirement for a license.

You are not required to submit your fingerprints electronically. If you do, you must use one of the approved electronic fingerprinting locations.

Mail your completed background check documents to 

DHS/OHA Background Check Unit
PO Box 14870
Salem, OR 97309- 5066