Oregon Medical Marijuana Dispensary Progra
Updated FAQs for July 1
New questions and answers have been added to the beginning of the Frequently Asked Questions page in response to inquiries related to July 1 legalization.
June 12 dispensary application update
New Transfer Authorization Form
Please note that there is a new Transfer Authorization Form available for download. The new version is based on participant feedback and should be easier to understand.
Effective January 28, 2015, the Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program Oregon Administrative Rules have been updated. The new rules make a number of changes which affect dispensary operation requirements. Please see the Rules page for details.
Please also note that the application process for dispensary registration has changed for applications submitted on or after January 28. Please read the How to Apply page carefully before applying. Applications received before January 28 will be processed under the previous set of rules. Please contact the Dispensary Program if you have any questions.
Updated Application Page
Our online application system has been updated. Please see the How to Apply page for details.
Questions and answers about Measure 91 and marijuana legalization
A note about local government issues
The law requires the Oregon Health Authority to develop and implement a process to register medical marijuana facilities, which must be located on property zoned for commercial, industrial, mixed use or agriculture uses only. The issue of whether a local government believes a certain type of business should operate within one of these zones is a local government decision.
On March 19, 2014, Senate Bill 1531 was signed into law. SB 1531 gives local governments the ability to impose certain regulations and restrictions on the operation of medical marijuana dispensaries, including the ability to impose a moratorium for a period of time up until May 1, 2015. The law also authorized the Oregon Health Authority to issue refunds upon request to dispensary applicants whose facilities are located in an area that falls under a moratorium. This is no longer the case as under SB 1531 local governments may not impose moratoria past May 1, 2015.
Read the list of cities and counties that enacted a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. The Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program was last notified by a city or county of changes to this list on 5/21/14. This list includes only cities and counties that submitted documentation of a moratorium to the Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program, consistent with the rules implementing SB 1531.
Board of Pharmacy registration
After discussions with the Oregon Board of Pharmacy and the Oregon Health Authority, each is in agreement that there are no requirements under the provisions of 475.125 for any individual applying for registration to operate a medical marijuana facility as defined in ORS 475.314 to register with the Board of Pharmacy.