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FAQS: Hemp
Q:  I’m an industrial hemp grower how can I get my hemp into the OLCC market?
A:
  ODA registered hemp growers can transfer industrial hemp items to OLCC licensed processors that have a hemp endorsement.  You must apply and be approved for an OLCC hemp certificate to be able to transfer those items.
 
Q:  I’m a registered ODA Hemp Handler how can I get my hemp into the OLCC market?
A:  ODA registered hemp handlers can transfer industrial hemp concentrates or extracts to OLCC licensed processors that have a hemp endorsement.  You must apply and be approved for an OLCC hemp certificate to be able to transfer those items.
 
Q;  If I’m an ODA registered hemp grower or handler can I give hemp items directly to OLCC retailers?
A:  No, effective December 28, 2017 only OLCC processors may receive hemp items from ODA registered hemp growers or handlers.  Once our licensed processors receive those items the, the OLCC processor can then give those hemp items to OLCC retailers.
 
Q:  If I’m an OLCC processor, how do I know that the item I’m receiving is actually industrial hemp?
A:  Prior to receiving the hemp item from an ODA registered hemp grower or handler you must receive a copy of their ODA test results which should indicating the hemp item has passed.
 
Q:  If I’m an OLCC processor can I mix industrial hemp and marijuana together prior to making a concentrate or extract?
A:  No.   Industrial hemp must first be processed into an extract on its own and tested to verify it does not contain more than 5% THC.  After the testing is completed it can be combined with marijuana. 
 
Q:  If I’m an OLCC processor can I mix industrial hemp items and marijuana items together after necessary testing to make a different product?
A:  Yes, OLCC processors with a hemp endorsement can make a product that contains both industrial hemp and marijuana, the resulting end product will be considered a marijuana item.
 
Q:  I’m an OLCC retailer and I have industrial hemp inventory that didn’t come from an OLCC processor.  What do I do with this remaining inventory?
A:  Effective December 28, 2017 OLCC retailers can no longer receive industrial hemp items from non-OLCC licensees.  Any old industrial hemp inventory that meets the previous rule requirements can be sold until April 1, 2018.
 
Q: What type of hemp products can an ODA registered grower or handler transfer into the OLCC licensing system?
A:  Only industrial hemp, industrial hemp extract and industrial hemp concentrates. Finished products (ready for consumer sale) may not be transferred into the OLCC system.
 
Q:  If I’m an OLCC processor how to I apply for a hemp processing endorsement?
A:  Hemp endorsement application forms are available on the OLCC website. If you are planning to receive raw hemp material to process into concentrates or extracts the ODA may require you to obtain a hemp handlers license; you can find the ODA hemp handler’s application forms on their website.
 
Q:  If I’m an OLCC wholesaler who can I receive hemp from?
A:  You can receive hemp items from an OLCC licensed processor with a hemp endorsement.
 
Q:  If I’m an OLCC retailer what license type can I receive hemp from?
A:  A retailer can receive hemp items from an OLCC licensed processor with a hemp endorsement or from OLCC licensed wholesalers.
 
Q:  Since hemp items will be in CTS, are they taxed?
A:  No. Hemp items are not taxed, unless they are mixed with marijuana. For example a chocolate bar made with half hemp extract and half marijuana extract would be considered a marijuana item, and would be taxable.
 
Q: I’m an OLCC processor, can I process hemp for an ODA registered grower or handler and transfer the extract or concentrate back to them?
A: No. Once the hemp is in the OLCC system it is required to stay in the system until sale to a consumer at the retail level. An OLCC processor may transfer to another OLCC licensed processor, wholesaler, or retailer.