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OMMP Makes Two Changes to October 1st Deadline

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The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) has made two changes to the October 1st compliance deadline for transferring, labeling, setting concentration limits, packaging and testing of marijuana products. OMMP has filed an emergency temporary rule that applies to the operations of a registered dispensary and transfers to a registered dispensary.

The first change has pushed the deadline for registering processing sites. Starting October 1, 2016, a registered dispensary may accept the transfer of a cannabinoid product or concentrate from an applicant that has submitted a completed application for registration of a marijuana processing site until January 1, 2017. However, after January 1, 2017, a registered dispensary may only accept a transfer of medical product from a registered medical processing site that has successfully been registered. Furthermore, dispensaries may only accept transfers of cannabinoid products, concentrates, and extracts from a processor listed on the OMMP website. Patients, caregivers and growers will not be able to transfer cannabinoid products, concentrates or extracts to dispensaries starting October 1, 2016.

The second change set forth by the temporary rule is that the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) must now license any medical dispensary that sells food or cannabinoid edibles. In order for a dispensary to apply for a license with the ODA, every edible product in the dispensary must come from an ODA approved source. Every medical dispensary in the State of Oregon must comply with this new rule on and after January 1, 2017.

These represent the only two rule changes that took place on September 9, 2016. Dispensaries may continue to sell already stocked cannabinoid products, concentrates and extracts that were transferred in prior to October 1, 2016, but the products, concentrates and extracts must meet labeling, concentration limits, packaging and testing rules.

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