OR Hemp Licensing and Fees - ODA Rulemaking! Public Comment Period OPEN Until Sept 27!

Updated: Oct 10


Since the enactment of HB 3000 in July 2021, our Founding Principal and OIHFA President Courtney N. Moran, LL.M. has worked nonstop with stakeholders, ODA, OLCC, law enforcement, and the OR Legislature on proposed hemp program updates through rulemakings, the Legislative Session, and serving as a Governor appointee on the HB 3000/SB1564 Taskforce.



In this current ODA rulemaking- the third since passage of HB 3000- the ODA Proposed Rules seek to:

  • Increase licensing fees to maintain program funding (OAR 603-048-0700)

  • Make important changes to the definitions of “handlers, “financial interest” and “key participants” (OAR 603-048-0010)

  • Amend who is required to undergo fingerprinting and background checks for grower licenses (OAR 603-048-0125, 603-048-0200)

  • Expand the applicability of handler licensing (OAR 603-048-0010, 603-048-0150, 603-048-0225)

  • Update what constitutes program violations (OAR 603-048-1000)



You can find the proposed rules here and on the ODA Laws and Rules webpage.


PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE FOR A CONSULTATION WITH ANY QUESTIONS ON THESE RULES AND HOW THEY MAY IMPACT YOUR BUSINESS: info@earthlawllc.com



HOW TO SUBMIT COMMENTS:


Public Comment is now open and this is your final opportunity to offer feedback prior to the final Rulemaking adoption and implementation on January 1, 2023 for the 2023 Production Season.




The public comment period is open until 5:00 pm on September 27th.

To submit comments, please email your comments to Rules Coordinator, Amy Bingham, abingham@oda.state.or.us (not sure of this)

There is a virtual Public Hearing scheduled for September 27th, from 1 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. We are attaching the event details for your convenience.

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