Oregon Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program
Medical Marijuana Patients, Growers, Providers and Caregivers
A note about local government issues
Oregon law (HB 3460) 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.
Whether a local government can legally prohibit the operation of a medical marijuana facility within its jurisdiction is a legal matter that may be resolved by the Legislature or the courts. The Oregon Health Authority does not have the authority or the capability to tell local governments what businesses they must allow within their jurisdictions.
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.