14B.130.010 Purpose.

City Code Section
  1. The purpose of this Chapter is to protect and preserve the public health, safety, and general welfare of Portland communities by setting requirements for the licensing and siting of businesses that produce, process, sell or transfer marijuana and marijuana items. The standards and procedures exercise the City’s authority in accordance with applicable Oregon statutes and administrative rules. This Chapter is adopted pursuant to authority under Oregon statutes, as well as in exercise of the City Charter home rule authority, to regulate business operations in producing, processing, selling or transferring marijuana and marijuana items within the City. Nothing in this Chapter is intended to promote or condone the sale, transfer, distribution, possession or use of marijuana in violation of applicable laws.