Jun 2022
3 min

Oregon Cannabis Businesses Types


  • Laboratory
  • Retailer
  • Processor
  • Producer
  • Wholesaler
  • Micro Wholesaler

Why is it important?

It's important to know what types of cannabis business licenses are available in Oregon so that you know the correct terminology given that each state names their business types slightly differently, and so that you can select which type(s) of cannabis business licenses(s) you want to apply for.

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For the purposes of OAR 845-025-1000 to 845-025-8590, unless otherwise specified, the following definitions apply:

(45) “Laboratory” means a laboratory certified by the Authority under ORS 438.605 to 438.620 and authorized to sample or test marijuana items for purposes specified in these rules.

(46) “Laboratory licensee” means a laboratory licensed under ORS 475B.560 and includes each applicant listed on an application that the Commission has approved and each individual who the Commission has added to the license.

(55) "Marijuana processor" means a person who processes marijuana items in this state.

(56) "Marijuana producer" means a person who produces marijuana in this state.

(57) "Marijuana retailer" means a person who sells marijuana items to a consumer in this state.

(58) "Marijuana wholesaler" means a person who purchases marijuana items in this state for resale to a person other than a consumer.

(61) “Micro-Wholesaler” means a marijuana wholesaler licensed by the Commission that only purchases or receives seeds, immature plants or usable marijuana from a producer with a micro tier I or tier II canopy.

(64) “Non-profit Dispensary” means a medical marijuana dispensary registered under ORS 475B.858, owned by a nonprofit corporation organized under ORS chapter 65, and that is in compliance with the Authority’s rules governing non-profit dispensaries in OAR 333, Division 8.