Education, Tools, and Rules

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Rules, Guidelines, and Policies 

PCC 14B.130: Portland's Marijuana Policy Program is guided by PCC 14B.130, and changes can ONLY be made in a vote from Portland City Council; our program cannot change this on our own. Read more about PCC 14B.130 here.

Cannabis Frequently Asked Questions: answers questions about cannabis possession, consumption and more. Read FAQ here. 

Building Permits: Cannabis production and processing facilities typically need several building permits to legally operate. Applicants should consult with design professionals as part of their planning process. In most circumstances, plans must be stamped by an architect or licensed engineer to comply with state building code requirement.

  • Cannabis Facilities Code Guide: This document provides information on commercial building and mechanical permitting for cannabis businesses. Read more. 
  • Commercial Permitting: For more information on commercial permitting, please visit the Bureau of Development Services (BDS). Visit their website here.
  • Cannabis Industry Guide: This documentis designed to help you successfully navigate Civic Life and BDS requirements Read more.

Administrative Guidelines: Offers guidelines on application procedures and processes. Read more.

Cannabis Policy Oversight Team (CPOT): Portland's cannabis advisory body holds monthly public meetings to discuss and develop policies that support equitable access and outcomes for the cannabis industry, cannabis consumers, and all Portlanders. Read more.

Public Records Request: This link will guide you on how to make a Public Records Request

Marihuana Recreacional: Video informativo sobre las leyes en cuanto marihuana recreacional en Oregon. Video.

Environmental Requirements for Portland Cannabis Businesses: Read the Bureau of Enviromental Services's guide for Portland cannabis businesses regarding environmental requirements for sewer, stormwater, and other issues. Read more. 

File a Complaint: You can file a cannabis-related concern or complaint here.

State of Oregon & Federal Cannabis Rules and Guidelines 

Measure 91 is the Oregon ballot measure that legalized and regulated cannabis in Oregon. Read more.

Oregon Cannabis Frequently Asked Questions: This FAQ offers state-level answers from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to questions about cannabis possession, consumption and more. Read more.

Oregon Rules on Cannabis Labeling, Concentration Limits and Testing: Rules from the Oregon Health Authority, including edibles packaging rules. Read more.

The Cole Memo: Written by U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole in 2013, The Cole Memo offers guidelines on Federal cannabis enforcement, and is used by many states (including Oregon) when developing state-level cannabis regulation. Read more.

File a Complaint: You can file a cannabis-related concern or complaint here.