Annual Policy Report
The Cannabis Policy Oversight Team’s yearly Cannabis Policy Report highlights issues currently facing Portland’s cannabis industry, cannabis consumers and our counties, and makes recommendations to the local government about how to address those issues.
CPOT’s 2020 Cannabis Policy Report
"Despite the cannabis industry’s growth in 2020, we still have many hurdles with many on the horizon. As the cannabis industry confronts these headwinds, Portland must continue to support initiatives that deliver the changes necessary in the cannabis industry, the city, and the community deserves. All of the work done by CPOT, now and in the future, will help to ensure the continued sustainability of the cannabis industry, both within the City of Portland and throughout the state." READ MORE.
CPOT’s 2019 Cannabis Policy Report
CPOT’s 2019 Cannabis Policy Report addresses the issues of social equity, research, education and sustainability around Portland’s cannabis industry. The report outlines the ways in which the City of Portland currently handles those issues and makes recommendations for how we can improve. READ MORE.
Statements and Testimony
November 2020 Portland City Council testimony about the negative impacts on Portland cannabis industry due to increased robberies and the Oregon wildfires. LISTEN HERE. (timestamp 28.30)
October 2020 Letter to Portland City Council about the negative impacts on Portland cannabis industry due to increased robberies and the Oregon wildfires. READ MORE.
June 2020 CPOT’s letter to City Council supporting the proposed changes to the budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21 with regard to the use of cannabis tax funds and advocating for the creation of a committee to advise on the use of cannabis tax funds. READ MORE.
May 2020 CPOT’s letter to City Council expressing concerns over the city’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21 with regard to the use of cannabis tax funds and encouraging City Council to allocate those funds to support reparative practices and restorative justice. READ MORE.
March 2020 CPOT’s letter to City Council expressing support for the city’s COVID-19 safety precautions and expressing concern for the financial stability of Portland’s cannabis industry and proposing to deliver emergency financial relief to qualified Portland cannabis businesses experiencing financial losses due to “shelter-in-place” restrictions. READ MORE.