BREAKING: OHA to offer provisional registration to processors

OHA to offer provisional registration to processors beginning April 1

The Oregon Health Authority has announced that beginning April 1, cannabis processors who submit completed applications for licensing through the OHA will be given a provisional registration that allows them to operate under OMMA rules until their licenses are approved. This means that extractors who follow the OHA’s rules and submit completed applications on April 1 will be able to resume operations, and that dispensaries will be allowed to accept transfers of extracts from registered processors.

The bulletin from OHA reads:

A medical marijuana processing site that has submitted a complete application for registration with OHA is exempted from criminal liability pursuant to ORS 475B.475. The registration process with OHA opens on April 1, 2016.

Read the full text of the bulletin from OHA

As you know, the Oregon Cannabis Association’s government affairs team has been working around the clock to bring leadership from the agency, the Attorney General, the Governor’s office and the Co-Chairs of the Joint Committee on Marijuana Legalization to resolve this issue. We very much appreciate the engagement of Senator Ginny Burdick and Rep. Ann Lininger and the OHA’s responsiveness in developing a timely and workable solution.

Read the letter Senator Burdick and Representative Lininger sent to the Oregon Health Authority yesterday

Finally, thanks to all in Oregon's cannabis business community who worked together as part of a unified effort to promote a positive resolution.

Please stay tuned for updates.