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5/25/2019 11:09:07 AM +00:00

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Eight Portlanders Shaping the Future of Cannabis in Oregon—and Possibly the World

"For Raja and Kathleen Afrika, the year 2015 was filled with highs and lows.

In January, they founded their company, then called OMMPOS.com. Four months later, they received free laptops from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In August, they married.

Then, in October, they became homeless. They simply couldn't afford Portland anymore.

The couple picked up and moved to Astoria—mostly inspired by the city's starring role in the movie The Goonies..." Read More

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Say Hello to Nyla

12/14/2018 3:24:20 AM +00:00

On December 6th Kathleen and I were blessed with a beautiful baby girl. Nyla was born 6 pounds 7 ounces, 19.5 inches long. Raja will be working reduced hours the final 2 weeks of December in "Paternaty Leave."

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Please Welcome Auntie Sarah

12/14/2018 3:21:59 AM +00:00

Kathleen's sister Sarah will be helping us out while Kathleen is on Maternaty leave. Saah will be making calls to collect subscription fees. Please welcome Aunti Sarah to the Marijuana Software team!

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We Have Updated Our Hardware Store

12/1/2017 7:03:02 AM +00:00

Now you can buy hardware like Zebra Label Printers, Star Receipt Printers plus labels, receipt paper and more directly from our new OMMPOS Store. Check out our new and improved store here!

https://ommpos.com/Home/Hardware

 

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Now You Can Sell Without Tracking Customer Data

4/21/2017 12:34:54 PM +00:00

 Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 863 into law on April 17, 2017.

SB 863 prohibits marijuana retailers from recording, retaining or transferring information contained on a passport, driver’s license, military identification card or other identification card. 

We have updated OMMPOS so that you can make sales to customers without tracking their personal information. We have made our check-in queue optional. You can just jump straight into a sale without having to check-in a customer. You can even create an anonymous membership card to track customer loyalty.

We have added other updates like improved product pricing. Now you can specify the price of your products to include tax. OMMPOS will figure out the rest.

You can also track the weight of your jars when doing inventory audits.

Please give me a call if you have any questions.

Thanks!,

Raja (971) 276 - 3371

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OLCC Releases Guidance on Switching From Medical Marijuana Dispensary to OLCC Retail

9/15/2016 11:30:17 PM +00:00

 

Switching From Medical Marijuana Dispensary to OLCC Retail?

 

Tax Rate Changes, New Tax Filing Process Are Coming

The Department of Revenue wants to help the marijuana industry understand the changes in the tax collection process if they convert from operating as an Oregon Health Authority medical marijuana dispensary to a marijuana retailer in the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) regulatory environment.

 

 

 

Different Tax Rates for OHA Dispensaries & OLCC Retailers

 

Once an OLCC license becomes effective, the taxes you collect on your customers’ purchases of marijuana and marijuana products will change. The "Early Start" rate now in place for medical marijuana dispensaries is 25 percent, but the retailer rate is 17 percent. You should charge your customers the lower 17 percent rate when your OLCC license takes effect.

 

 

 

Filing Tax Returns – Transitioning from Dispensary to Retail

 

Whether you remain a Medical Marijuana Dispensary or become a Marijuana Retailer you’re still responsible for filing tax returns with the Department of Revenue.

 

What and how you must file depends on when you transition. If your OLCC retailer license takes effect on October 1, 2016, you should electronically file your first retail tax return for the 4th quarter of 2016 on Revenue Online. You should also file your final return as a dispensary for the 3rd quarter of 2016 using Form OR-581.

 

If you’re transitioning at the end of 2016 and your final day of sales as a medical marijuana dispensary is December 31, 2016, and your OLCC retail license takes effect on January 1, 2017, you should electronically file your first retail tax return for first quarter 2017 using Revenue Online, and for the dispensary’s operation for the 4th quarter of 2016 file a Form OR-581.

 

For any other transition scenario, you’ll be required to file two returns for the 4th quarter: one on paper for the 25-percent tax rate and one electronically on Revenue Online for the 17 percent rate.

 

You will want to keep detailed sales records to track when your tax rate changed, so that you can accurately file reports for the two tax rates.

 

Please contact the Department of Revenue at marijuanatax.DOR@oregon.gov with any questions.

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OHA Releases Guidelines on Advertising

8/22/2016 9:50:45 PM +00:00

INFORMATION BULLETIN 2016-24 

August 12, 2016  

To:  Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Processors, and Interested Parties 

From:   Oregon Medical Marijuana Program 

Subject:  Advertising Requirements and Restrictions  

The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) would like to inform all dispensaries, processors, growers and interested parties of advertising requirements and restrictions. These rules apply to all forms of advertising. Rules regarding advertising may be found under OAR 333-008-2070. http://www.healthoregon.org/ommprules  

All advertising by a registrant must include the following statements:

  • Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of marijuana. 
  • Keep marijuana out of the reach of children.  

 A registrant may not have advertising that:

  •  Contains statements that are deceptive, false, or misleading. 
  •  Contains any content that can reasonably be considered to target minors;
    •  This includes but is not limited to using cartoon characters, toys, or similar images and items typically marketed towards minors in the advertisement. 
  •  Specifically encourages the transportation of marijuana items across state lines. 
  •  Assert that marijuana items are safe or safer for reasons including but not limited to because they are regulated by the Authority or have been tested by a certified laboratory. 
  • Make claims that a marijuana item has curative or therapeutic effects unless the claim is supported by the totality of publicly available scientific evidence (including evidence from well-designed studies conducted in a manner consistent with generally recognized scientific procedures and principles) and for which there is significant scientific agreement among experts qualified by scientific training and experience to evaluate such claims; 
    • This includes explicit or suggested claims related to a disease or condition. Examples are “relieves symptoms of depression” or “cures cancer”.
    • Unsubstantiated health claims cannot be used as part of a company’s business name.  
  •  Show consumption of marijuana items. 

A registrant may not make any deceptive, false, or misleading assertions or statements on any product, any sign, or any document provided to a patient, caregiver, or to an individual.  

If a registrant is found to be in violation of any of the advertising rules, OMMP will notify the registrant and specify a reasonable time period for the registrant to remove any sign, display or advertisement. If the sign, display or advertisement is not removed or an advertising issue continues, the registrant will be issued civil penalties of up to $500 a day or may have their registration suspended.

Source: https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/ORDHS/2016/08/12/file_attachments/602345/Informational%2BBulletin%2B2016-24%2BAdvertising%2BRequirements%2Band%2BRestrictions.pdf

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Marijuana tax drops to 17% on October 1st!

8/11/2016 1:54:34 AM +00:00

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October 1, 2016 Compliance Deadline Approaching for Packaging, Labeling, Early Retail Sales and Food Safety

8/4/2016 8:57:08 PM +00:00

Labeling

Starting October 1, 2016, all cannabinoid products, concentrates and extracts must be compliant with labeling rules found in OAR 333-007-0010 to 333-007-0100, see also 333-0081200(8) and 333-008-1740(10). 

For Dispensaries:  Any marijuana items in a dispensary that do not meet the new division 7 labeling requirements on October 1st must be returned to whoever transferred them or the dispensary must dispose of the products. The dispensary must document any returns or disposal of products.

Packaging

Starting October 1, 2016, all marijuana items, except immature plants and seeds, must be packaged per OLCC packaging rules found in OAR 845-025-7000 to 845-025-7060.  Also see OAR 333-008-1200(8) and 333-008-1740(10).  

What does this mean?  

A dispensary or processor who packages marijuana items for ultimate sale to a consumer, patient, or caregiver must transfer all marijuana items in OLCC approved child-resistant packaging starting October 1, 2016. This includes flower and all other marijuana products but excludes immature plants and seeds. A dispensary may use child-resistant exit packaging to comply with the rules. It is a business decision between the processor and the dispensary regarding who should provide the child-resistant packaging.   

A guide is available on the OLCC website that explains the packaging rules in more detail and reviews the pre-approval process. The OLCC opened the packaging pre-approval process on August 2, 2016. Please visit the OLCC website for more information: http://www.oregon.gov/olcc/marijuana/Pages/PackagingLabelingPreApproval.aspx 

Early Retail Sales 

A dispensary may only participate in early retail sales until December 31, 2016. OAR 333-0081500(5)(6) 

What does this mean?  

Starting January 1, 2017, an OHA registered medical marijuana dispensary can only sell marijuana items to OMMP patients and caregivers.  Sales made to anyone other than registered patients and caregivers will result in enforcement action against the dispensary.  

After December 31, 2017, if a dispensary wishes to continue selling marijuana items to adults 21 years of age and older and also to medical marijuana patients and caregivers at the same location, they must be licensed by OLCC. Please visit the OLCC website for information. www.marijuana.oregon.gov   

Dispensaries and Food Safety

On and after October 1, 2016, all dispensaries that sell edibles must obtain a food safety license from the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA). OAR 333-008-1200(9)

What does this mean? 

In order for a dispensary to apply with ODA, every edible item the dispensary sells must have been made in an ODA approved kitchen. For more information, please contact ODA at 503986-4565 or visit the ODA cannabis website: https://www.oregon.gov/ODA/agriculture/Pages/Cannabis.aspx   

Violations and Enforcement

Any registered dispensary, processor, grower, patient or caregiver that is found to be violating any of the rules may be subject to civil penalties and/or have their registration suspended or revoked. OAR 333-008-2180 through 333-008-2200.  

All rules related to medical marijuana may be found on the OMMP’s rule page at:  www.healthoregon.org/ommprules

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October 1, 2016 Compliance Deadline Approaching for Transferring, Concentration Limits and Testing

8/4/2016 8:46:33 PM +00:00

October 1, 2016 Compliance Deadline Approaching for Transferring, Labeling, Concentration Limits, Packaging and Testing

The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) is approaching a compliance deadline of October 1, 2016, for transferring, labeling, setting concentration limits, packaging and testing of marijuana and marijuana products.

The next 60 days serves as a transition period to allow registrants to move into compliance with new rules. All rules related to medical marijuana may be found on the OMMP’s rule page at: www.healthoregon.org/ommprules

Transferring Cannabinoid Products, Concentrates and Extracts

Beginning October 1, 2016, dispensaries may only accept transfers of cannabinoid products, concentrates and extracts from a registered processing site. OAR 333-008-1230(2). On or after October 1, 2016, dispensaries may continue to sell already stocked cannabinoid products, concentrates and extracts that were transferred from unregistered processors to the dispensary prior to October 1, 2016, but the products, concentrates and extracts must meet labeling, concentration limits, packaging and testing rules found in division 7 as outlined below

Testing

Starting October 1, 2016, all marijuana items must be sampled and tested according to OAR 333-007-0300 to 333-007-0490 and OAR 333-064-0100 to 333-064-0110.  On and after October 1, 2016, any laboratory that tests marijuana items must be accredited by ORELAP and licensed by OLCC. Only accredited and licensed laboratories may sample and test marijuana items. A list of accredited and licensed laboratories will be made available on the OMMP laboratories web page. http://public.health.oregon.gov/DiseasesConditions/ChronicDisease/MedicalMarijuanaProgram /Pages/laboratories.aspx  

For Dispensaries:  On or after October 1, 2016, a dispensary may continue to sell marijuana items that were not sampled and tested by an accredited and licensed laboratory if:  The items are transferred to the dispensary before October 1, 2016; The items comply with the concentration limits, labeling and packaging rules found in division 7 of the rules; and The items are labeled with a label that reads “DOES NOT MEET NEW TESTING REQUIREMENTS” in 12-point font, and in bold, capital letters.  

A dispensary will only be allowed to transfer these products to patients, caregivers and consumers until January 1, 2017.  

Concentration Limits

Beginning October 1, 2016, all cannabinoid products, cannabinoid concentrates or extracts must meet the concentration limits as outlined in OAR 333-007-0200 and 333-007-0220. Lowdose cannabinoid edibles sold to retail customers from medical dispensaries during the early start period must continue to meet the definition found in OAR 333-008-1500(1)(k).

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OLCC Marijuana Labeling Rules

7/6/2016 7:46:36 PM +00:00

All products sold from your dispensary have to have labels compliant with OAR 333-007-0010 to 333-007-0110. The OLCC requires non-generic labels (labels containing your company logo) to be pre-approved before you can use them on your products. OMMPOS produces generic labels that do not require OLCC pre-approval and are automatically complaiant. Use OMMPOS to produce compliant labels with both OHA and OLCC regulations automatically.

Read more: https://services.oregon.gov/olcc/marijuana/Documents/Packaging_Labeling_Presentation.pdf

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The New OHA Report is Easy

6/24/2016 5:23:13 PM +00:00

Here are instructions for how to send the report  new report to the OHA: 

-          Login to OMMPOS

-          Click REPORTS

-          Under OHA Reports click OMMP Transfers Report

-          The Report opens

-          Save the report as an excel file by clicking the dropdown arrow next to the Save icon

-          Email the downloaded Excel file to OMMP.DispensaryReporting@dhsoha.state.or.us

That’s it!

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OMMP Eases the Waiting Pains

6/11/2016 11:43:26 PM +00:00

As of June 2nd 2016 the OMMP Authority began issue receipts for patients who have completed their appliction process. This receipt has the same legal effectiveness as an OMMP card pursuant to Oregon Law 2016 Chapter 24 Section  9.

So when patients show up with receipts, don't turn them away! More info:

Informational Bulletin 2016-15 Issuing Receipt for Complete Patient Applications.pdf

OMMP Transfers Report Due July 1st

Our new OMMP Transfer Report makes it easy to report your dispensary's transfer data to the OMMP. Just log in, click Reports and then click OMMP Transfers Report and you are done!

Try it today.

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OMMP's New Monthly Reporting Requirement

6/4/2016 10:29:48 PM +00:00

Bottom Line: If you are a dispensary, grower or processor, the OMMP has a new report for you to fill out every month. The new OMMP reporting website is http://ommpsystem.oregon.gov. This reporting website is not a POS; it is a portal for dispensaries, growers and processors to log into every month to upload data about their transfers. The Good News: If you are a dispensary just log into OMMPOS and click our OMMP Transfers Report to get this done in under 10 minutes.

Yesterday, June 3rd was one of a series of OMMP sponsored meetings. This meeting took place at the public library in Seaside, Oregon. There were about 40 people in attendance at the first 10:00 am session and only 4 people in the 2nd 12:00 pm session.

The new Website is not a POS

We reviewed a slide show presentation of the new reporting website. This reporting website is not a POS, it is a website that allows growers, processors and dispensaries upload monthly information about transfers.

What to Report

  • Useable Marijuana
  • Cannabinoid Edibles
  • Cannabinoid Topicals
  • Cannabinoid Tinctures
  • Cannabinoid Capsules
  • Cannabinoid Suppositories
  • Cannabinoid Transdermal Patches
  • And Cannabinoid products other than the products list above
  • Cannabinoid concentrates in solid and liquid form
  • Cannabinoid Extracts in Solid and Liquid Form
  • Quantity of immature marijuana plants
  • Quantity of Seeds

The OMMP representatives then answered a lot of questions posed by the many growers, processors and dispensary owners in the room. Here are the highlights from the meeting:

Who Needs to Report
  • Growers
    • Who are not growing for themselves
    • Or who grow at a grow site address where there are more than 12 mature plants
    • Or grow at a grow site that is not the patient’s residence
    • Or who sell excess useable medical marijuana, seed or immature plants to OHA medical processors or medical dispensaries.
  • Processors
  • Dispensaries

When are Reports Due?

  • Reporting began June 1st 2016 and is due on the 10th of each month. 
  • The first report for the month of June is due on July 1st. Growers, Processors and Dispensaries are then responsible for sending the OMMP a report each month due on the 10th of the month.
Will this be on the test?
  • We heard from the OMMP that the purpose of these reports is to begin recording data so that a year or more down the line they can begin to form some ideas about trends and perhaps use those trends to inform policy.
  • When asked will these reports lead to audits the reply was that non-compliance, meaning failure to report would be the first largest factor in who would be audited. Again, those people who should report but fail to will likely be audited. The fees for failure to report are stiff. Up to $500 per day.

* Here is the key bit, and I will probably re-type this at the top of the article. Dispensaries get special treatment here. Because the OMMP's system is not quite yet setup to receive dispensary transfer information the OMMP will accept manual records (excel files) from dispensaries for the time being.

OMMPOS is working now to create an OMMP Transfer Report to make this process a 1-button click. Stay tuned to be updated when this new report is ready to go.


Thank you to the hard working staff over at the OMMP!

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Recreational Edibles and Concentrates Sales Allowed on June 2nd 2016

6/1/2016 11:17:03 PM +00:00

Effective June 2, 2016, registered medical marijuana dispensaries that are participating in early start retail sales may sell expanded limited marijuana retail products. The expansion of limited marijuana retail sales include: 

  • Sale of one low-dose unit of a cannabinoid edible to a retail customer per day. A “lowdose cannabinoid edible” means a cannabinoid edible that has no more than 15 mg of THC in a unit.  
    • A single low-dose unit of a cannabinoid edible may contain multiple edibles or a single edible so long as the total THC in the unit does not exceed 15 mg THC.  
    • “Unit” means a package for sale. 
  • Sale of one “prefilled receptacle of cannabinoid extract” to a retail customer per day that contains no more than 1,000 milligrams of THC.  

    • "Prefilled receptacle of cannabinoid extract" means a single use cartridge prefilled with a cannabinoid extract by itself.

      • The receptacle could be any container that is pre-filled before sale.  
      • The receptacle may not be refillable. 
      • The receptacle may not contain more than 1000 mg THC.  
      • A cannabinoid product that is an extract with any kind of additional ingredient or cutting agent is by definition not an extract and may not be sold during early retail sales. Only the extract by itself can be sold during early retail sales.   
      • Pursuant to ORS 475B.410(5), extracts are defined as a substance obtained by separating cannabinoids from marijuana by:  (a) A chemical extraction process using a hydrocarbon-based solvent, such as butane, hexane or propane; (b) A chemical extraction process using the hydrocarbon-based solvent carbon dioxide, if the process uses high heat or pressure.

  • Sales of non-psychoactive medical cannabinoid topicals which contain no more than 6% of THC that does not affect the mind or mental process.  To determine 6% THC in a topical the cannabinoid results will first need to be determined as a concentration (i.e. mg/L or ug/g) and that number can be turned into a percentage with total product weight calculated with % moisture. This conversion will have to be made after using the acid derivative equation in OAR 333-064-0100. 
  • Cannabinoid concentrates and cannabinoid products defined in ORS 475B.410 are not included in limited marijuana retail sales and may not be sold to retail consumers during the early start period.

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Temporarily Amending Administrative Rules

4/1/2016 12:00:00 AM +00:00

The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division is temporarily amending administrative rules in chapter 333, division 7 related to marijuana labeling, serving size and concentration limits. The temporary amendments are to extend the effective date of the labeling and product serving size and concentration limits requirements from April 1, 2016, to June 1, 2016, due to the time needed for dispensaries and producers to adhere to rule changes.

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Using OMMPOS helps to make a dispensary fully complaint with the record-keeping and reporting aspects of the following Oregon statutes affecting medical marijuana dispensaries

3/25/2016 12:00:00 AM +00:00

Updates to OAR 333-008

  • New requirement for inventory tracking integrated wth point of sale, producing bar codes (OAR 333-008-1200)
  • Dispensary may only accepts laboratory test results from a laboratory listed on the program website (OAR 333-008-9000)
  • PRD must submit electronically, each month, inventory and transfer amounts across broad spectrum of criteria (OAR 333-008-1248)

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