In a recent memo distributed by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, medical marijuana growers in Oregon will be required to use the Oregon Cannabis Tracking System (CTS) starting July 1, 2018.
This change in tracking, outlined in the Oregon Senate bill 1544, stipulates for all Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) medical marijuana grow sites—with three or more patients—to begin using CTS tracking by the July 1 deadline. Medical marijuana grow sites limited to two or fewer growers and two or fewer patients are exempt from using CTS.
More than 1800 licensees in Oregon’s Recreational Marijuana system are already using CTS which tracks marijuana and marijuana products from seed to sale. Beginning in July, these marijuana growers must begin tracking their cannabis from seed-to-sale to ensure the marijuana they grow for medical marijuana patients is tracked and reported. This requirement is most likely a response to Oregon’s documented issues with the black market, in tandem with Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ repeal of the Cole Memo.
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