Persons employed in the OLCC-licensed recreational marijuana industry, including licensees, must have a valid Marijuana Worker Permit. This includes anyone working at a business with any of the following OLCC licenses:
Individuals must be 21 years of age or older to be eligible for a marijuana worker permit.
Due to modifications to operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are experiencing worker permit application processing delays. To support and accommodate the cannabis industry, effective March 18, 2020, through January 2, 2021, employees may work for an OLCC recreational marijuana licensed business if they meet
of the following conditions:
- Have an approved and active marijuana worker permit;
- Have taken the marijuana worker permit test
and submitted their marijuana worker permit application in the NIC/OLCC system
prior to working for a licensed OLCC recreational marijuana business.
Please note: Once an application has been approved, the applicant will be notified that the permit application is in
Ready for Pay status and will have 30 days to pay the permit fee per OAR 845-025-5520 (4). If payment is not received the application shall be considered incomplete and inactivated. Once inactivated, the worker permit application is not eligible to be used as meeting the above condition to work for an OLCC recreational marijuana licensed business. The applicant will need to reapply.
Should additional information to process a worker permit application be needed in order to complete the application, the applicant will have 30 days from the date of OLCC's request to provide additional information and/or complete any outstanding
action request corrections. Failure to complete the corrections or provide the requested additional information within 30 days from the request shall result in the application being considered incomplete and will be inactivated. Once inactivated, the worker permit application is not eligible to be used as meeting the above condition to work for an OLCC recreational marijuana licensed business. The applicant will need to reapply.
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