OMMP Reporting: Do your best
As many of you know, the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) requires reporting to track medical marijuana transfers. All registered dispensaries and processors must submit inventory and transfer reports on a monthly basis. Dispensaries participating in early retail sales must submit quarterly reports. In addition, some growers and patients growing for themselves are required to submit similar reports. Reports are due by the 10th of each month.
We have now been through two reporting periods. The feedback has been that grower reporting has been very cumbersome. This is partly because of the following:
- A separate user account must be created for each grower.
- A different e-mail address is required for each account.
- A grow site may have numerous patients designated as their own grower.
- A patient does not appear on the online system because renewals have not been fully processed.
- Some users have experienced technical difficulties with the website.
In response to points 1-3 above, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is in the process of creating a new user status called a “Grow Site Administrator.” Delegating reporting duties to a Grow Site Administrator requires a signature from the patient. In addition, it is unpredictable how long it will take the paperwork to be processed by the OHA once it is submitted. The idea is a good one for growers staying in the OMMP, but this may be too late for grow sites transitioning into recreational production facilities relatively soon.
If you experience points 4 or 5, we have been told that you can submit your monthly report by e-mail to MMG.Online@state.or.us.
In the meantime, all we can say is do your best. For those worried about penalties, Emerge received the below automatic response from the OHA last week:
Thank you for contacting the program. If you have emailed us, we know you are doing your due diligence and trying to comply to the reporting requirements. You will not receive any civil penalties if your reporting is late. We continue to experience high volume and your email will be addressed as quickly as possible. Please allow 7 – 10 business days for us to reply back to your request.
The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program