Recreational Marijuana Laws

Recreational Marijuana Dispensaries

Currently, there are no recreational marijuana dispensaries permitted in Oregon. The laws regulating recreational sales of marijuana are being promulgated by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, and are expected sometime in 2016.

Four types of licenses are available: producer, processor, retailer, and  wholesaler. A person may hold just one or all four of these licenses.

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Those who wish to open a recreational dispensary as soon as possible should consider the following:

Oregon lawmakers are considering allowing recreational sales from existing medical dispensaries—it may be wise to establish a medical dispensary well before the rules on recreational dispensaries are finished.

Measure 91 requires the taxes on sales of recreational marijuana be paid by the grower. This means that anyone seeking to be a license as a producer should consider how those costs will factor into the overall cost of doing business.

The attorneys at Owens & McBreen, P.C. are here to help you prepare for the transition to a regulated market and navigate the process of applying for the commercial growing, processing, wholesale, and retail licenses when they become available.

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