Oregon Cannabis License Solutions

The Cannabis License Experts experienced team will accelerate your Oregon cannabis licensing process to get your Oregon cannabis license with an unmatched success rate. Having to repeat your Oregon Cannabis License search or application process will set your business back by months and significantly impact your earnings potential. Let us show you how we’ll help you on your path to Oregon cannabis licensing and much more by booking your free consultation today.

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Market Overview - Oregon Cannabis License

As Oregon’s legal marijuana industry evolves with changes from medical shifting to retail dispensaries, more opportunities open for residents and experienced operators from out of state. The state has no cannabis license caps and several competitive local operators that characterize this Pacific Northeastern cannabis market. With relaxed regulations and low lab standards with few requirements, this is a relatively simple state in which to become licensed. After years of falling prices, the Oregon cannabis license market has begun a rebound, particularly with increased COVID sales and new residents to the state seeking fewer cities and more open spaces. Sales were up 40% in 2020 to more than $1 billion and wholesale and retail prices have also increased more than 150%. Oregon has approved multiple changes to the regulation of the cannabis industry for 2022, including doubling allowable purchase as well as permitting home delivery across city and county lines.

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) oversees state licensing.

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Oregon cannabis License Requirements, Timelines, and Selection Processes

Below are the processes for medical and recreation Oregon state licensing. There were only 48 medical dispensaries but by late 2018, the Oregon Health Authority/ Oregon Medical Marijuana Program database listed just five medical-only dispensary businesses remaining.
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Oregon cannabis License Types

All Oregon cannabis license types, including consumption lounges, events licensing, and distribution. Vertical operations are available in some areas.
Total # of Licenses 4305 - 2693 Active Licensees
Dispensary 132
Basic Demographic Information
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Total # of Counties38
Total # of Cities/Towns 240 cities, towns, and villages, and 1,004 special districts.
County population in 2019 654,741


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Overall, the majority of the state has embraced the formal legalization of cannabis for both medical and recreational use. With few notable exceptions, licensing of all cannabis operations continues to be moving at a reasonable pace.

In 2019 The Beaver State ranked seventh in the U.S. for business friendliness and has maintained a top 10 spot since 2014. Oregon cannabis licensing generally lands somewhere in the middle in national surveys and continues to have one of the strongest economies in the nation. In terms of economic growth since 2001, it ranks six among all U.S. states. Its overall economy with figures that have been steadily increasing over the past decade.
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Oregon cannabis licensing - Financial Requirements

The Oregon cannabis licensing application requirement is for a minimum amount of liquid cash on hand to ensure that applicants have the financial wherewithal from the Oregon cannabis licensing process through to the initial 2-5 years of operation. General requirements for Oregon cannabis license applications include bank statements, CPA letters, Letter of Credit, or similar documentation. Additionally, a 2-3 year Pro Forma is also submitted as a component of the formal Business Plan. The Oregon cannabis license costs $4000 which includes a $500 non-refundable application fee and $3500 registration fee.

Real Estate & Zoning

Consideration for regional and local zoning with regard to allowed proximity to certain business types, schools, and other prohibited areas. Local governments adopt and implement these time, place, and manner controls mostly through land use regulations. In Oregon, local governments codify these regulations in zoning ordinances or development codes. Buffer zones may be adopted by local governments when they think a use should be a certain distance from another use. For example, a local government may decide marijuana producers should be 1,000 feet from all residential zones.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Adult-use cannabis in Oregon is regulated by the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC).

Oregon licenses seven different facility types in its adult use cannabis program. 

  • Wholesaler 
  • Retail
  • Producer (cultivation)
  • Processor
  • Testing Lab
  • Certificate of Research 
  • Hemp Certificate

The OLCC opened the application period for adult use cannabis licensing on January 4, 2016 and the process is still on-going for most license types. Due to an oversupply in the state, the OLCC stopped processing new producer applications per Senate Bill 218.

A licensee can hold multiple licenses and/or license types. There is no set limit on how many licenses that can be held by a particular licensee however Laboratory license holders can not have interest in any other license types.  

No, Oregon does not require that facility license owners hold residency in the state. 

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Applying for a cannabis license in Oregon and unsure where to start?
Applications for cannabis licensing in Oregon are accepted on a rolling basis at the state level and new jurisdictions are consistently developing ordinance’s designing the framework for Oregon cannabis licensing at the local level. Cannabis License Experts can help guide you through the Oregon cannabis licensing process from start to finish both at the state and local level. Not sure where to start? CLE can develop a preliminary business and feasibility plan to help give an understanding of business viability within the local climate.
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