Oregon’s regulated marijuana industry is building a stronger market that benefits businesses, consumers and the state.
Good for Businesses:
The OLCC provides resources for businesses large and small so that industry members are successful in growing their business and providing quality products.
The supply chain, from seed-to-sale, follows the life of the product, from the planting of seeds and clones by growers to the eventual delivery of the product to the consumer by retailers.
Good for Consumers:
Consumers can be assured that the products they purchase have appropriate safeguards in place, such as packaging and labeling requirements, and being tested by a licensed lab.
Good for the State:
A regulated marketplace promotes public safety throughout the supply chain — ensuring that products are tested, labeling is standardized, packaging meets safety requirements, and retail establishments are staffed with permitted workers.
Taxes on legal marijuana products brings significant revenue to the state, including Oregon’s Common School Fund, public health and safety programs, and cities and counties.
A strong marijuana industry in Oregon brings jobs (from farmers to budtenders), grows business, and increases tourism. The industry also expands employment in support industries, including construction, trades, accounting and payroll, human resources, legal and marketing.
Marijuana testing laboratories must be licensed by the OLCC and accredited by Oregon Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ORELAP) in order to test marijuana items for contaminants, pesticides, solvents and potency.
All marijuana items are required to be tested by a licensed and accredited lab prior to being sold to a consumer.
OLCC licensees that are packaging and/or labeling products for ultimate sale to a consumer must receive approval from the OLCC prior to selling or transferring any marijuana item to a consumer.
The packaging and labeling rules only apply to marijuana items for sale to a consumer; these rules do not apply to licensees transferring bulk product to another licensee.
These requirements include, but are not limited to, having the universal symbol, using a specific font type and size for required information, and including specific text based on marijuana product type.