SALEM, Ore. — All Oregon hemp licenses expire on December 31, 2022. If you have a 2022 license, hemp license renewals were printed and mailed on November 15th.
Because the renewals were mailed later than anticipated by the Hemp Program, the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) extended the deadline for this year from December 1st to December 31st.
Some important things to remember are:
- If you want to continue to be legal in 2023, you must submit your renewal by December 31, 2022. By submitting your renewal by December 31st, you can continue to operate in 2023 until ODA issues your 2023 license. Otherwise, you are not legal to have, process, or sell hemp or hemp commodities until ODA issues your 2023 license.
- Follow the instructions in the renewal paperwork. Applications that are correctly and fully completed result in licenses sooner than ones that are not complete.
- Make sure you read any emails from ODA. Not responding will result in a delay at best and denial of your license at worst.
- Regardless of a renewal or a brand-new application, if you want to grow in 2023, you MUST submit your application by May 31st.
- If you do not own the land that you will be growing on, you must complete a landowner consent form. This form will be part of the grower application.
- Counties have until January 1st, to declare a state of emergency related to cannabis. We will not know until then if there are any moratorium requirements as required under SB 1564.
- Rules changed in 2022 and the definition of handler is broader. It now includes anyone processing hemp. This includes secondary processors.