Oregon's hemp handler definition expanded in 2023. Now, if you work with hemp in any way, whether you process the raw plant material into products or process hemp-derived cannabinoids, you need a handler license starting from January 1, 2023. This rule applies to those who receive industrial hemp for processing into various hemp items or process industrial hemp commodities or products into hemp items.
Retailers are exempt from this requirement. Regardless of your role as a handler, you must follow the same rules, such as getting a license for each location, keeping records for three years, and meeting documentation and potency requirements.
In short, if you process hemp, you'll likely need a handler license, except if you're a retailer.