Cannabidiol, commonly known as “CBD,” is defined as an “industrial hemp commodity or product,” and it falls under all guidelines for industrial hemp. Under the Controlled Substances Act, the USA federal government sees CBD as illegal but according to new CBD Regulations, the consumption and purchase of CBD oil and other CBD related products are considered federally legal.
CBD Regulations in the New Oregon state serve as insulation from the risk of federal intervention. The state of Oregon has not made any decision to formulate legislation that goes against CBD products which means that, residents living there can legally experience the vast range of health benefits that CBD can provide.
Oregon passed Senate Bill 1057 earlier this year(2018), which updated their already-liberal medical cannabis laws. Back in 1998, Oregon became the second state to allow patients with certain debilitating medical conditions to possess and use cannabis on the recommendation of a doctor. Extracts and other products are also allowed.
Past and Present about the Oregon CBD Regulations
Oregon voters approved the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act (OMMA), allowing a patient with a valid ID card to use, possess, and cultivate cannabis for medicinal purposes, and choose a primary caregiver to assist them. Qualifying patients may possess up to 24 ounces of usable cannabis and may cultivate up to 18 plants (6 mature, 12 immature). To be protected from arrest, patients must enroll in the Oregon Health Authority patient registry and possess a valid Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) identification card. Non-registered patients with a valid recommendation who are within the possession or cultivation limits set by the OMMA are entitled to an affirmative defense
HB 3460 established regulations for state-licensed medical cannabis facilities. In early 2014, Oregon voters approved Ballot Measure 91 that allowed for the recreational sale and use of cannabis.
SB 1531 granted cities and counties the right to pass moratoriums on the opening of medical marijuana facilities until May 1, 2015. There are currently over 300 state-licensed dispensaries serving patients.
HB 3400 changed residency requirements for growers; SB 460 allowed dispensaries to temporarily serve the new legal adult-use cannabis market before the official opening of adult-use retail distribution; SB 844 came on board to evaluate medical and public health effects of cannabis.
The legislature passed HB 4014 allowing out-of-state ownership/investment in medical cannabis businesses. SB 1524 reduced paperwork requirements for veterans while SB 1598 recognized medical and research marijuana as farm crops.
2017 CBD Regulation
Legislative Session brought several changes to Oregon’s medical cannabis program. Oversight of producers was shifted to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, requiring the seed to sale tracking to prevent diversion. SB 1057 also limited the number of immature plants a cardholder could have to 12 from 18 unless the address is a registered grow site. Oregon Cannabis Commission was set up by HB 2198 to review the OMMP of 1998. This bill allowed a medical grow site to transport up to 20 pounds of cannabis annually to recreational places.
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