2020 Regular Session
|At the request of:|
|Bill Title:||Relating to cannabis; prescribing an effective date.|
Directs State Department of Agriculture to administer Oregon Hemp State Program for production, processing and sale of hemp.
Directs State Department of Agriculture to develop Oregon Hemp Plan for establishment of Oregon Hemp Program for commercial production and sale of hemp. Changes term "industrial hemp" to "hemp." Becomes operative on date on which United States Department of Agriculture approves Oregon Hemp Plan.] Changes term "industrial hemp" to "hemp." Requires department to conduct criminal records check of applicants for licensure to grow hemp. Allows department to identify and require by rule licensure for other activities related to hemp. Merges determinations of guilt for certain offenses related to marijuana into single conviction. Removes from commercial marijuana offense possession of certain items. Directs Oregon Cannabis Commission to determine framework for future governance] work collaboratively with Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Liquor Control Commission in administration of Oregon Medical Marijuana Program and report biennially on long-term strategic planning to interim committees of Legislative Assembly related to health and judiciary. Specifies health care providers who may recommend medical use of marijuana to registry identification cardholder. Directs Oregon Liquor Control Commission to establish by rule process to register medical marijuana grow sites. Defines "medical marijuana grow sites." Allows medical marijuana grow sites to apply for registration not later than September 1, 2020. Establishes plant production limits for medical marijuana grow sites registered by commission. Becomes operative June 1, 2020.] Declares emergency, effective on passage.] Directs Oregon Liquor Control Commission to assess financial impact of cannabis tracking system and report findings to interim committees of Legislative Assembly related to economic development and marijuana not later than December 31, 2020. Sunsets assessment on January 2, 2021. Directs Oregon Liquor Control Commission to adopt rules to develop compliance education programs for cannabis entities regulated by commission. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.
|Fiscal Impact:||Fiscal Impact Issued|
|Revenue Impact:||No Revenue Impact|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||In Senate Committee|
|Current Committee:||Joint Committee On Ways and Means|
|Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanations:||Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanation Documents|