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This page provides the latest information on hemp legislation and regulations for those working on industrial hemp in Oregon.


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Oregon Industrial Hemp Regulations

2015

The Oregon Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for industrial hemp licenses. Details on the program, regulations and applicaiton forms can be found on the ODA page for industrial hemp.

2014

Oregon Department of Agriculture - Draft regulations - proposed Nov. 13, 2014
The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) has published draft hemp regulations and is seekng comment from the public and stakeholders. Vote Hemp has prepared suggested talking points for those interested in commenting. Comments are due to ODA by January 9, 2015 at 5 pm PST.

Oregon Industrial Hemp Legislation

Oregon State Legislature

2015
SB 881

Provides that seed not intended for planting but remaining capable of germination is agricultural hemp seed. This bill makes minor changes to existing hemp law.

2014
Measure 91 - Ballot Initiative

Measure 91 amends Chapter 897's "Revocation or refusal of license or permit" regarding industrial hemp to prevent the department from revoking a state hemp license on the basis that "industrial hemp productions or possession, or commerce in industrial hemp commodities or products" is prohibited by federal law.

2013
HB 3371

Relating to the Control, Regulation and Taxation of Cannabis Act; prescribing an effective date; providing for revenue raising that requires approval by a three-fifths majority. Provides for regulation of production, processing and sale of marijuana and marijuana-infused products. There are provisions for hemp licensing in this bill.
2-25(H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.
Download the text of HB 3371 as Introduced here (PDF file 95k).

2011
HB 3130

Relating to industrial hemp. Creates rebuttable presumption that person convicted of violating controlled substance laws is unfit to receive or hold industrial hemp license or agricultural hemp production permit.
2-7(H) First reading. Referred to the desks of the Co-Speakers.
2-14(H) Referred to Judiciary.
6-30(H) In committee upon adjournment.
Download the text of HB 3130 as Introduced here (PDF file 24k).

2009
SB 676

Permits production and possession of industrial hemp and trade in industrial hemp commodities and products.

Status: Governor signed into law on 8/4/09. Effective date, January 1, 2010. Download the text of SB 676 as Introduced here (PDF file 36k). Download the text of SB 676 as Enrolled here (PDF file 36k).

Committee meetings on SB 676

Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee
3:00 pm, March 26, 2009
Public Hearing
Room: HR F
Agenda item: 3
Audio (RealPlayer file)

Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee
3:00 pm, April 14, 2009
Work Session
Room: HR C
Agenda item: 4
Audio (RealPlayer file)

Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee
3:00 pm, April 21, 2009
Work Session
Room: HR C
Agenda item: 8
Audio (RealPlayer file)

Joint Subcommittee on Natural Resources
1:00 pm, May 13, 2009
Public Hearing
Room: H-170
Agenda item: 3
Audio (RealPlayer file)

Joint Subcommittee on Natural Resources
1:00 pm, June 4, 2009
Work Session
Room: H-170
Agenda item: 6
Audio (RealPlayer file)

Joint Ways and Means Committee
4:30 pm, June 9, 2009
Work Session
Room: HR F
Agenda item: 9
Audio

2007
SB 348

Allows hemp farming under state license. Introduced on 1/12/07. Referred to the committee on Environment and Natural Resources and then Ways and Means on 1/18/07. Public hearing held in the Senate Environment and Land Use Committee on 4/24/07. In committee upon adjournment on 6/28/07; thus died in committee.
Download the text of SB 348 here (PDF file 36k).

2005
SB 294

Allows hemp farming under state license. Introduced on 1/13/05. Referred to the Environment & Land Use Committee, then to the Ways and Means Committee on 1/19/05. Public hearing held in the Senate Environment and Land Use Committee on 4/6/05. In committee upon adjournment on 8/5/05; thus died in committee.
Download the text of SB 294 here (PDF file 41k).

2003
HB 2769

Permits regulated production of industrial hemp, but passed over (no action taken).
Download the text of HB 2769 here (PDF file 44k).

2001
SB 531

Died in Senate committee. Download the text of SB 531 here (PDF file 19k).

HB 3227

Died in House committee. Download the text of HB 3227 here (PDF file 23k).

1997
HB 3623

Died in committee. Download the text of HB 3623 here (PDF file 74k).


Quick Links Concerning Industrial Hemp in Oregon

Oregon Revised Statutes:

Main Index

Statute Search

Oregon Department of Agriculture:

Industrial hemp in Oregon


Oregon Reports & Studies

Feasibility of Industrial Hemp Production in the United States Pacific Northwest
By Daryl T. Ehrensing
Oregon State University, Department of Crop and Soil Science
Station Bulletin 681
May, 1998
Feasibility of Industrial Hemp - HTML version
Feasibility of Industrial Hemp - Acrobat version (PDF file 4.8MB)


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