On March 18, 2016, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) released Information Bulletin 2016-05 announcing that the unregistered manufacture of cannabinoid extracts is illegal and a Class B felony. Read our blog post about this bulletin here.
As an update, OHA released Information Bulletin 2016-06 on March 23, 2016. This new bulletin announces that the registration process for medical marijuana processing sites will open on April 1, 2016, and that a medical marijuana processing site that has submitted a complete application for registration with the OHA is exempt from criminal liability for marijuana related crimes.
We are continuing to review and analyze Information Bulletin 2016-06 and the additional information referenced in it, and we are communicating with the OHA to obtain as much clarity as possible with respect to the application process and the ability of participants in the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program to produce and sell extracts.
Stay tuned to this blog and please contact your attorney if you have any questions.