The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) is the agency responsible for regulating the sale and service of alcoholic beverages in Oregon by administering the state’s Liquor Control Act and regulating the production, processing and sale of recreational marijuana in Oregon through the Control, Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Act. The agency also regulates the production, processing and sale of medical products sold to Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) cardholders in OLCC licensed marijuana retail shops.
The Recreational Marijuana Program is exclusively authorized to make recreational and medical grade marijuana available to consumers and licensed businesses through retail marijuana stores. The program also tracks the growing, transporting, processing and selling of recreational marijuana products. The Public Safety Program is responsible for licensing and regulating the operation of the recreational marijuana industry in Oregon.
The Medical Marijuana Program is responsible for the tracking of any OMMP grow (producer) that is registered to produce marijuana for three or more patients, OMMP processing sites and OMMP dispensaries. The Oregon Health Authority administers the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program.
At the time of initial license or certificate application an applicant must pay a $250 non-refundable application fee.
If the Commission approves an application and grants an annual license, the following fees must be paid, prorated for an initial license that is issued for six months or less:
- Micro Tier I $1,000
- Micro Tier II $2,000
- Tier I $3,750
- Tier II $5,750
- Processors: $4,750
- Wholesalers: $4,750
- Micro Wholesalers: $1,000
- Retailers: $4,750
- Laboratories: $4,750
- Sampling Laboratory: $2,250