The 2017 Oregon legislative session begins two weeks from tomorrow, on Wednesday, February 1. Already, there are lots of proposed payments, measures and resolutions posted on the legislature’s web site, starting from marquee payments to deal with the state finances shortfall and its gun registry loopholes, to resolutions naming an official state horse (the Kiger Mustang) and a canine (the Border Collie). For our trustworthy readers, there’s additionally a beneficiant serving to of hashish payments. We rely 28 of them.
Again in October, we wrote that points surrounding public consumption, like hashish cafés and particular occasion (short-term) licenses, can be up for dialogue. As proven under, that has confirmed to be true. We have now additionally written again and again (and repeatedly) about the necessity to merge Oregon’s medical and leisure marijuana packages. That seems to be up for critical consideration as nicely. Lastly, we’ve got written concerning the state’s burgeoning industrial hemp program, which can also be addressed.
Under is a compilation of the 28 launched hashish payments, sourced from the Oregon legislature’s web site. Every invoice is linked to its abstract web page, and you may click on via to the textual content of any proposal of curiosity. When studying a invoice, it’s essential to know that any textual content in daring letters can be new, whereas language in [italics and brackets] can be faraway from present regulation. It’s additionally essential to notice that every proposed invoice has a selected enactment date: some are “emergency” legal guidelines, efficient on passage, whereas others would take impact at a future date. Lastly, a few of these payments would sundown after a sure interval; others are proffered as evergreen.
As within the 2016 brief session, most of the payments listed under will fall by the wayside because the senate and home convene and start to knock heads. Others might be revised, consolidated or in any other case modified, however it’s altogether sure that we’ll see some modifications in Oregon hashish regulation this session. Altogether, the index under appears to help the sentiment that Oregon is dedicated to getting it proper with hashish.
Draft Senate Payments
SB 56. Authorizes Oregon Liquor Management Fee to require cannabis-related licensees, certificates holders and candidates for licenses and certificates to submit info associated to individuals who maintain monetary curiosity in enterprise working or to be operated beneath license or certificates.
SB 108. Modifies sure definitions for functions of regulating hashish. Imposes tax on retail sale of marijuana seeds. Conforms phrases all through statutes governing regulation of hashish.
SB 130. Waives charges for acquiring a medical marijuana card for veterans who’ve complete incapacity score of at the very least 50 % as results of damage or sickness incurred or aggravated throughout lively army service, and who acquired discharge or launch underneath aside from dishonorable circumstances.
SB 300. Establishes Oregon Hashish Fee to satisfy duties, features and powers referring to medical use of marijuana. Directs Oregon Well being Authority to switch duties, features and powers referring to Oregon Medical Marijuana Act to fee. Makes fee operative January 1, 2018.
SB 302. Removes provisions associated to marijuana offenses from Uniform Managed Substances Act. Strikes crimes, penalties, defenses to crimes and procedural provisions in Uniform Managed Substances Act that apply to marijuana offenses to Management and Regulation of Marijuana Act. Adjusts penalties for sure crimes. Makes corresponding modifications to statutes referencing managed substances to make clear applicability to hashish and cannabis-derived merchandise.
SB 303. Amends, clarifies and creates consistency in statutes setting forth prohibitions and procedures associated to minors possessing, buying, trying to buy or buying alcoholic drinks or marijuana gadgets.
SB 304. For functions of legal guidelines regulating cannabis-related companies, standardizes language with respect to issuing, renewing, suspending, revoking or refusing to concern or renew licenses.
SB 305. Clarifies regulation requiring discover to Oregon Liquor Management Fee when individual licensed by fee to interact in hashish enterprise is convicted of violation of state regulation or native ordinance of which possession, supply or manufacture of marijuana merchandise is aspect.
SB 306. Repeals provisions regulating marijuana develop websites, marijuana processing websites and medical marijuana dispensaries on June 30, 2018. Updates and creates provisions offering for licensing of marijuana develop websites, marijuana processing websites and medical marijuana dispensaries by Oregon Liquor Management Fee.
SB 307. Supplies for regulation by Oregon Liquor Management Fee of consumption and sale of marijuana gadgets at momentary occasions, together with licensure of premises on which momentary occasions are held. Offers for regulation by fee of consumption of marijuana gadgets at hashish lounges, together with licensure of premises the place hashish lounges are situated. Prohibits licensing short-term occasions or hashish lounges in cities or counties that haven’t adopted ordinances permitting for the consumption of marijuana gadgets at short-term occasions or hashish lounges. Excepts from prohibitions on public use, together with restrictions set forth in Oregon Indoor Clear Air Act, consumption of marijuana gadgets in designated areas of premises for which momentary occasion or hashish lounge license has been issued. Applies present regulation regulating licensed marijuana producers, processors, wholesalers and retailers to new forms of licensees. Makes sure exceptions.
SB 308. Establishes Process Drive on Social Consumption of Hashish.
SB 319. Authorizes native governments to permit medical marijuana dispensaries and marijuana retailers licensed by Oregon Liquor Management Fee to be situated inside sure distance [500 feet] of faculties.
SB 342. Clarifies complete variety of mature marijuana crops and immature marijuana crops and complete quantity of usable marijuana, medical cannabinoid merchandise, cannabinoid concentrates and cannabinoid extracts that sufferers and caregivers registered underneath Oregon Medical Marijuana Act might possess.
SB 570. Creates crime of deliberately administering marijuana merchandise to physique of one that is beneath 18 years of age. Punishes by most of 20 years’ imprisonment, $375,000 effective, or each. Creates crime of knowingly administering marijuana merchandise to physique of one that is beneath 18 years of age. Punishes by most of 1 yr’s imprisonment, $6,250 positive, or each.
Draft Home Payments
HB 2151. Permits property tax exemption for meals processing equipment and gear newly acquired by individuals engaged in enterprise of manufacturing cannabinoid edibles, alcoholic drinks and alcoholic liquors.
HB 2197. Directs Oregon Liquor Management Fee to enter into settlement with nongovernmental entity that conducts or funds analysis on hashish and cannabis-derived merchandise. Specifies phrases of settlement. Requires public dissemination of knowledge, info, evaluation and findings procured pursuant to analysis.
HB 2198. Modifications identify of Oregon Liquor Management Fee to Oregon Liquor and Hashish Fee. Modifications composition of Oregon Liquor and Hashish Fee by including commissioners from hashish retail business. Specifies that Oregon Well being Authority might not register marijuana develop websites, marijuana processing websites and medical marijuana dispensaries. Creates inside authority, for functions of administering Oregon Medical Marijuana Act, Medical Use of Hashish Board. Turns into operative June 30, 2018. Repeals provisions regulating marijuana develop websites, marijuana processing websites and medical marijuana dispensaries on June 30, 2018. Updates and creates provisions offering for licensing of marijuana develop websites, marijuana processing websites and medical marijuana dispensaries by Oregon Liquor Management Fee. Makes different technical modifications to legal guidelines regulating hashish. Creates alternate registry system administered by State Division of Agriculture for growers that produce marijuana for registry identification cardholders. Directs Oregon Liquor and Hashish Fee to coordinate with division for objective of regulating marijuana producers.
HB 2199. Eliminates provision indicating that cannabis-related enterprise licenses could also be for time period aside from one yr. Qualifies provision offering that cannabis-related enterprise license expires upon demise of licensee.
HB 2200. Modifications identify of Oregon Liquor Management Fee to Oregon Liquor and Hashish Fee. Modifications composition of Oregon Liquor and Hashish Fee by including commissioners from hashish retail business. Directs fee to coordinate with State Division of Agriculture for function of regulating marijuana producers. Makes different technical modifications to legal guidelines regulating hashish. Specifies that Oregon Well being Authority might not register marijuana develop websites, marijuana processing websites and medical marijuana dispensaries. Repeals provisions regulating marijuana develop websites, marijuana processing websites and medical marijuana dispensaries on June 30, 2018. Updates and creates provisions offering for licensing of marijuana develop websites, marijuana processing websites and medical marijuana dispensaries by Oregon Liquor and Hashish Fee.
HB 2201. Corrects and conforms definitions for “cannabinoid focus” and “cannabinoid extract” in legal guidelines regulating hashish.
HB 2202. Modifies statute beneath which lien could also be imposed towards constructing or premises used to illegally produce, course of, promote or use marijuana gadgets.
HB 2203. Modifications distribution of moneys collected by Division of Income as tax imposed on retail sale of marijuana gadgets.
HB 2204. Modifications statutory limitation on native authorities’s authority to impose native tax or payment on retail sale of marijuana gadgets. Specifies that if electors of metropolis or county approve ordinance imposing tax or payment, governing physique of metropolis or county might amend ordinance, with out referring modification to electors, to regulate fee of tax or charge.
HB 2205. Directs State Division of Agriculture to solicit proposals from third celebration distributors to create for producers of hashish effectivity requirements for power and water consumption and certification protocols for assembly these requirements.
HB 2371. Specifies that, for functions of statutes regulating seeds, agricultural hemp seed is flower seed. Directs Director of School of Agriculture and dean of School of Agricultural Sciences of Oregon State College to determine program for labeling and certification of agricultural hemp seed.
HB 2372. Establishes Oregon Industrial Hemp Fee.
HB 2556. Restricts sale and supply of marijuana paraphernalia. Creates violation for illegal sale or supply of marijuana paraphernalia. Punishes by most of $2,000 high-quality.
For those who made it this far, properly finished. We’ll proceed to supply updates as occasions unfold this February and March. Within the meantime, please tell us when you have feedback on any of the precise payments listed above, or on the Oregon legislature’s strategy to hashish this session.