Harris Bricken’s Oregon cannabis team is headquartered in Portland. Our lawyers serve clients across the state, as well as out-of-state and international investors, buyers and service providers to the industry. We have been working with Oregon cannabis businesses since 2011, before the first Oregon Health Authority (OHA) licensed dispensaries. We have seen it all.
Medical marijuana was introduced in Oregon through Oregon’s Medical Marijuana Act (OMMA) in 1998. In late 2014, voters legalized the recreational use of cannabis for adults 21 and over through Measure 91. Today, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) is the entity that primarily regulates the marijuana industry and issues state licenses. The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) regulates hemp production and issues hemp-related permits.
Our Oregon cannabis corporate attorneys represent clients in the acquisition, sale and transfer of cannabis licenses, all manner of business and related agreements, compliance, setting up agricultural leases, and drafting and negotiating a multitude of corporate agreements. Our Oregon cannabis litigation attorneys represent clients in disputes that arise through the course of doing business, as well as in administrative appeal matters in which the state issues notices of violation or threatens license cancelation.
Harris Bricken’s Oregon cannabis attorneys also frequently write, teach and present on cannabis-related business issues. To read our attorneys’ writings on Oregon cannabis, please visit the Canna Law Blog.