Or. Admin. R. 333-008-0010 - Definitions

For the purposes of OAR chapter 333, division 8 the following definitions apply unless otherwise indicated:

(1) "Advertising" means publicizing the trade name of a PRMG, registered processing site or dispensary together with words or symbols referring to marijuana or publicizing the brand name of marijuana or a medical cannabinoid product, concentrate or extract in any medium.
(2) "Adult use cannabinoid" includes, but is not limited to, tetrahydrocannabinols, tetrahydrocannabinolic acids that are artificially or naturally derived, delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the optical isomers of delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol or delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol and any artificially derived cannabinoid that is reasonably determined to have an intoxicating effect.
(3) "Applicant" means, as applicable to the registration being applied for:
(a) An individual applying for a registry identification card under ORS 475C.783.
(b) An individual applying for a grow site registration under ORS 475C.792.
(c) A person applying for a marijuana processing site registration under ORS 475C.815.
(d) A person applying for a medical marijuana dispensary registration under ORS 475C.833.
(4) "Attending provider" means one of the following health care providers who have primary responsibility for the care and treatment of a person diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition:
(a) A Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), licensed under ORS chapter 677;
(b) A physician assistant licensed under ORS 677.505 to 677.525;
(c) A nurse practitioner licensed under ORS 678.375 to 678.390;
(d) A clinical nurse specialist licensed under ORS 678.370 and 678.372;
(e) A certified registered nurse anesthetist as defined in ORS 678.245; or
(f) A naturopathic physician licensed under ORS chapter 685.
(5) "Attending provider statement" or "APS" means the form, prescribed by the Authority and signed by an attending provider, that states the individual has been diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition and that the medical use of marijuana may mitigate the symptoms or effects of the individual's debilitating medical condition.
(6) "Authority" means the Oregon Health Authority.
(7) "Business day" means Monday through Friday excluding legal holidays.
(8) "CBD" means cannabidiol.
(9) "Cannabinoid" means any of the chemical compounds that are the active constituents of marijuana.
(10) "Cannabinoid concentrate" means a substance obtained by separating cannabinoids from marijuana by:
(a) A mechanical extraction process;
(b) A chemical extraction process using a nonhydrocarbon-based solvent, such as vegetable glycerin, vegetable oils, animal fats, isopropyl alcohol or ethanol;
(c) A chemical extraction process using the hydrocarbon-based solvent carbon dioxide, provided that the process does not involve the use of high heat or pressure; or
(d) Any other process authorized in these rules.
(11) "Cannabinoid edible" means food or potable liquid into which a cannabinoid concentrate, cannabinoid extract or dried leaves or flowers of marijuana have been incorporated.
(12) "Cannabinoid extract" means 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; or
(b) A chemical extraction process using the hydrocarbon-based solvent carbon dioxide, if the process uses high heat or pressure.
(13) "Cannabis Tracking System" or "CTS" means the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission's system for tracking the transfer of marijuana items and other information as authorized by ORS 475C.177.
(14) "Cartoon" means any drawing or other depiction of an object, person, animal, creature or any similar caricature that satisfies any of the following criteria:
(a) The use of comically exaggerated features;
(b) The attribution of human characteristics to animals, plants or other objects, or the similar use of anthropomorphic technique; or
(c) The attribution of unnatural or extra-human abilities, such as imperviousness to pain or injury, X-ray vision, tunneling at very high speeds or transformation.
(15) "Commission" means the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission.
(16) "Common ownership" means any commonality between individuals or legal entities named as applicants or persons with a financial interest in a registration or a business proposed to be registered.
(17) "Conviction" means an adjudication of guilt upon a verdict or finding entered in a criminal proceeding in a court of competent jurisdiction.
(18) "Database" means the electronic system established pursuant to ORS 475C.856, in which the Authority stores the information PRMGs, registered processing sites and dispensaries are required to submit under these rules.
(19) "Debilitating medical condition" means:
(a) Cancer, glaucoma, a degenerative or pervasive neurological condition, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or a side effect related to the treatment of those medical conditions;
(b) A medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that produces, for a specific patient, one or more of the following:
(A) Cachexia;
(B) Severe pain;
(C) Severe nausea;
(D) Seizures, including but not limited to seizures caused by epilepsy; or
(E) Persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to spasms caused by multiple sclerosis;
(c) Post-traumatic stress disorder; or
(d) Any other medical condition or side effect related to the treatment of a medical condition adopted by the Authority by rule or approved by the Authority pursuant to a petition filed under OAR 333-008-0090.
(20) "Delivery" has the meaning given that term in ORS 475C.777.
(21)
(a) "Designated primary caregiver" means an individual who:
(A) Is 18 years of age or older;
(B) Has significant responsibility for managing the well-being of a person who has been diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition; and
(C) Is designated as the person responsible for managing the well-being of a person who has been diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition on that person's application for a registry identification card or in other written notification submitted to the Authority.
(b) "Designated primary caregiver" does not include a person's attending provider.
(22) "Direct interest" means an interest that is held in the name of the individual.
(23) "Domicile" means the place an individual intends as his or her fixed place of abode or habitation where he or she intends to remain and to which, if absent, the individual intends to return.
(24) "Elementary school" means a learning institution containing any combination of grades Kindergarten through 8.
(25) "Employee":
(a) Means any individual, including a non-citizen, employed for remuneration or under a contract of hire, written or oral, express or implied, by an employer.
(b) Does not mean an individual who volunteers or donates services performed for no remuneration or without expectation or contemplation of remuneration as adequate consideration for the services performed for a religious or charitable institution or a governmental entity.
(26) "Flowering" means that a marijuana plant has formed a mass of pistils measuring greater than two centimeters wide at its widest point.
(27) "Food stamps" means the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program as defined and governed by ORS 411.806 through 411.845.
(28) "Grandfathered grow site" means a grow site registered by the Authority that has been approved by the Authority under OAR 333-008-0520 that can have up to:
(a) 24 mature marijuana plants and 48 immature marijuana plants that are 24 inches or more in height if the location is within city limits and zoned residential; or
(b) 96 mature marijuana plants and 192 immature marijuana plants that are 24 inches or more in height if the location is within city limits but not zoned residential or not within city limits.
(29) "Grow site" means a grow site area registered under ORS 475C.792 identified by the grow site address where marijuana is produced for use by a patient or, with permission from a patient, for transfer to a registered processing site, registered dispensary, or Commission licensees as permitted by OAR chapter 825, division 25.
(30) "Grow site address" is the identifier of the grow site.
(31) "Grow site registration card" means a card issued by the Authority that identifies the address of a marijuana grow site and the PRMG.
(32) "Harvest lot" means a specifically identified quantity of marijuana that is cultivated utilizing the same growing practices, harvested within a 72-hour period at the same location and cured under uniform conditions.
(33) "Human consumption" means to ingest, generally through the mouth, food, drink or other substances such that the substance enters the human body but does not include inhalation.
(34) "Immature marijuana plant" means a marijuana plant that is not flowering.
(35) "Indirect interest" means:
(a) An interest that is owned by a business entity that is owned, in whole or in part and either directly or indirectly, through one or more other intermediate business entities, by the individual; or
(b) An interest held in the name of another but the benefits of ownership of which, the individual is entitled to receive.
(36) "Individual who has a financial interest" in a business entity that owns a processing site or dispensary means:
(a) If the business entity is a corporation:
(A) Stockholders: Any individual who owns, directly or indirectly, 10 percent or more of the outstanding stock of such corporation.
(B) Directors: Any director of the corporation who receives compensation for acting in that capacity or who owns, directly or indirectly, 5 percent or more of the outstanding stock of such corporation.
(C) Officers: Any officer of the corporation who receives compensation for acting in that capacity or who owns, directly or indirectly, 5 percent or more of the outstanding stock of such corporation.
(b) If the business entity is a trust:
(A) Trustees: Any individual who is a trustee of the trust and who receives compensation for acting in that capacity and any individual who owns, directly or indirectly, 10 percent or more of the ownership interests of a business entity that is a trustee of the trust and that receives compensation for acting in that capacity.
(B) Beneficiaries: Any individual who is entitled to receive, directly or indirectly, income or benefit from the trust.
(c) If the business entity is a partnership:
(A) General Partners: Any individual who is a general partner of the partnership and who receives compensation for acting in that capacity or who owns 5 percent or more of the ownership interests of the partnership and any individual who owns, directly or indirectly, 10 percent or more of the ownership interests of a business entity that is a general partner of the partnership and that receives compensation for acting in that capacity or owns 5 percent or more of the ownership interests of the partnership.
(B) Limited Partners: Any individual who is a limited partner of the partnership and who owns 10 percent or more of the ownership interests of the partnership and any individual who owns, directly or indirectly, 10 percent or more of the ownership interests of a business entity that is a limited partner of the partnership and that owns 10 percent or more the ownership interests of the partnership.
(d) If the business entity is a joint venture: Any individual who is entitled to receive, directly or indirectly, income or benefit from the joint venture.
(e) If the business entity is a limited liability company:
(A) Managers: Any individual who is a manager of the limited liability company and who receives compensation for acting in that capacity or who owns 5 percent or more of the ownership interests of the limited liability company and any individual who owns, directly or indirectly, 10 percent or more of the ownership interests of a business entity that is a manager of the limited liability company and that receives compensation for acting in that capacity or owns 5 percent or more of the ownership interests of the limited liability company.
(B) Members: Any individual who is a member of the limited liability company and who owns 10 percent or more of the ownership interests of the limited liability company and any individual who owns, directly or indirectly, 10 percent or more of the ownership interests of a business entity that is a member of the limited liability company and that owns 10 percent or more of the ownership interests of the limited liability company.
(f) Immediate family members: Any person, 18 years of age or older, involved in a marijuana processing site or dispensary, in any capacity, who is a member of the immediate family of any individual who otherwise has a financial interest in the business entity that owns the marijuana processing site or dispensary. A person is a member of the immediate family of the individual if the person receives more than 50 percent of his or her financial support from that individual.
(g) Landlord: Any individual who is a landlord of a processing site or dispensary and who is entitled to receive 40 percent or more of the proceeds from the marijuana processing site or dispensary as a part of lease payments or rent, any individual who owns, directly or indirectly, 10 percent or more of the ownership interests of a business entity that is a landlord of a processing site or dispensary and that is entitled to receive 40 percent or more of the proceeds from the marijuana processing site or dispensary as part of lease payments or rent, and any individual who the Authority finds, based on reasonably reliable information, exerts influence over the operation of the marijuana processing site or dispensary through a landlord-tenant relationship and receives a portion of the proceeds from that marijuana processing site or dispensary.
(h) Other forms of business organization: If the form of business entity is not expressly addressed in subsections (a) to (g) of this section, the Authority will, in determining individuals who have a financial interest in the business entity, apply the portions of this definition applicable to the business entity that are most similar to the subject business entity, interpreting the terminology and concepts of this definition in the context of the subject business entity as necessary or appropriate.
(37) "Indoor production" for purposes of OAR 333-008-0580 means producing marijuana in any manner:
(a) Utilizing artificial lighting on mature marijuana plants; or
(b) Other than "outdoor production" as that is defined in this rule.
(38) "Inhalable cannabinoid product" means a cannabinoid product that is intended for human inhalation.
(39) "Limited access area" means:
(a) For a dispensary a building, room, or other contiguous area on a dispensary premises where a marijuana item is present but does not include the area where marijuana items are transferred to a patient or designated primary caregiver.
(b) For a processing site a building, room, or other contiguous area on a processing site premises where a marijuana item is present.
(40)
(a) "Marijuana" means the plant Cannabis family Cannabaceae, any part of the plant Cannabis family Cannabaceae and the seeds of the plant Cannabis family Cannabaceae.
(b) "Marijuana" does not include:
(A) Industrial hemp, as defined in ORS 571.300; or
(B) Prescription drugs, as that term is defined in ORS 689.005, including those containing one or more cannabinoids, that are approved by the United State Food and Drug Administration and dispensed by a pharmacy, as defined in ORS 689.005.
(41) "Marijuana item" means marijuana, cannabinoid concentrates, cannabinoid extracts, medical cannabinoid products, and immature marijuana plants.
(42) "Marijuana processing site" or "processing site" means a marijuana processing site registered under ORS 475C.815 or a site for which an applicant has submitted an application for registration under ORS 475C.815.
(43) "Mature marijuana plant" means a marijuana plant that is not an immature marijuana plant.
(44)
(a) "Medical cannabinoid product" means a cannabinoid edible and any other product intended for human consumption or use, including a product intended to be applied to a person's skin or hair, that contains cannabinoids or dried leaves or flowers of marijuana.
(b) "Medical cannabinoid product" does not include:
(A) Usable marijuana by itself;
(B) A cannabinoid concentrate by itself;
(C) A cannabinoid extract by itself; or
(D) Industrial hemp, as defined in ORS 571.300.
(45) "Medical marijuana dispensary" means a medical marijuana dispensary registered under ORS 475C.833 or a site for which an applicant has submitted an application for registration under ORS 475C.833.
(46) "Medical use of marijuana" means the production, processing, possession, delivery, or administration of marijuana, or use of paraphernalia used to administer marijuana to mitigate the symptoms or effects of a debilitating medical condition.
(47) "Minor" means an individual under the age of 18.
(48) "Oregon Health Plan (OHP)" means the medical assistance program administered by the Authority under ORS chapter 414.
(49) "OMMP" means the section within the Authority that administers the provisions of ORS 475C.770 to 475C.919, the applicable provisions of 475C.540 to 475C.586, 475C.600 to 475C.644, and the rules in OAR chapter 333, divisions 7 and 8.
(50) "Organization or facility caregiver" means:
(a) An organization that provides hospice, palliative or home health care services that:
(A) Is licensed under ORS 443.014 to 443.105, 443.305 to 443.355, or 443.850 to 443.869;
(B) Has significant responsibility for managing the well-being of a patient; and
(C) Is designated by the Authority as an additional caregiver for a patient; or
(b) A residential facility as defined in ORS 443.400 that:
(A) Is licensed under ORS 443.400 to 443.455;
(B) Has significant responsibility for managing the well-being of a patient: and
(C) Is designated by the Authority as an additional caregiver for a patient.
(51) "Outdoor production" for purposes of OAR 333-008-0580 means producing marijuana:
(a) In an expanse of open or cleared ground open to the air; or
(b) In a greenhouse, hoop house or similar non-rigid structure that does not utilize any artificial lighting on mature marijuana plants, including but not limited to electrical lighting sources.
(52) "Parent or legal guardian" means the custodial parent or legal guardian with responsibility for health care decisions for the person under 18 years of age.
(53) "Patient" has the same meaning as "registry identification cardholder."
(54) "Person designated to produce marijuana by a registry identification cardholder" or "person designated to produce marijuana by a patient" mean a person designated to produce marijuana by a patient under ORS 475C.792 who produces marijuana for that patient at an address:
(a) Other than the address where the patient resides; or
(b) Where more than 12 mature marijuana plants are produced.
(55) "Person responsible for a marijuana grow site," or "PRMG" means any individual designated by a patient to produce marijuana for the patient, including a patient who identifies themself as a person responsible for the marijuana grow site, who has been registered as a PRMG by the Authority under OAR 333-008-0033.
(56) "Personal agreement" means a document, as described in ORS 475C.798 signed and dated by a patient, assigning a patient's right to possess seeds, immature marijuana plants and usable marijuana to a PRMG.
(57) "Point of sale" means a specific location within a point of sale area at which the transfer of a marijuana item occurs.
(58) "Point of sale area" means a secure area where a registered dispensary transfers a marijuana item to a patient or caregiver.
(59) "Premises" means a location registered by the Authority as a processing site or dispensary under these rules and includes all areas at the location that are used in the business operated at the location, including offices, kitchens, rest rooms and storerooms, including all public and private areas where individuals are permitted to be present.
(60) "Primary responsibility" as that term is used in relation to an attending provider means that the provider:
(a) Provides primary health care to the patient; or
(b) Provides medical specialty care and treatment to the patient; or
(c) Is a consultant who has been asked to examine and treat the patient by the patient's primary care physician licensed under ORS chapter 677, the patient's physician assistant licensed under ORS chapter 677, or the patient's nurse practitioner licensed under ORS chapter 678; and
(d) Has reviewed a patient's medical records at the patient's request and has conducted a thorough physical examination of the patient, has provided or planned follow-up care, and has documented these activities in the patient's medical record.
(61) "Process" means the compounding or conversion of marijuana into medical cannabinoid products, cannabinoid concentrates or cannabinoid extracts.
(62) "Process lot" means:
(a) Any amount of cannabinoid concentrate or extract of the same type and processed at the same time using the same extraction methods, standard operating procedures and batches from the same or different harvest lots; or
(b) Any amount of cannabinoid products of the same type and processed at the same time using the same ingredients, standard operating procedures and batches from the same or different harvest lots or process lots of cannabinoid concentrate or extract as defined in subsection (a) of this section.
(63) "Production" or "growing" means:
(a) Planting, cultivating, growing, trimming or harvesting marijuana; or
(b) Drying marijuana leaves or flowers.
(64) "Registry identification card" means a document issued by the Authority under ORS 475C.783 that identifies a person authorized to engage in the medical use of marijuana, and, if the person has a designated primary caregiver under ORS 475C.789, the person's designated primary caregiver.
(65) "Registry identification cardholder" means a person to whom a registry identification card has been issued under ORS 475C.783(5)(a) and has the same meaning as patient.
(66) "Remuneration" means compensation resulting from the employer-employee relationship, including wages, salaries, incentive pay, sick pay, compensatory pay, bonuses, commissions, stand-by pay, and tips.
(67) "Replacement card" means a new card issued in the event that:
(a) A patient's registry identification card, a designated primary caregiver's identification card, an organization or facility caregiver's identification card or a PRMG's identification card or grow site registration card is lost or stolen; or
(b) A patient's designation of primary caregiver, organization or facility caregiver, PRMG or grow site address has changed.
(68) "Residence" means the real property inhabited by a patient for a majority of a calendar year or, if a patient maintains multiple residences, real property inhabited by a patient for the greatest percentage of time within a calendar year.
(69) "Resident" means an individual who has primary domicile within this state.
(70) "Safe" means:
(a) A metal receptacle with a locking mechanism capable of storing all usable marijuana at a registered premises that:
(A) Is rendered immobile by being securely anchored to a permanent structure of the building; or
(B) Weighs more than 750 pounds.
(b) A vault; or
(c) A refrigerator or freezer capable of being locked for storing edibles or other finished products that require cold storage that:
(A) Is rendered immobile by being securely anchored to a permanent structure of the building; or
(B) Weighs more than 750 pounds; and
(C) If it has a glass that makes up part or all of the door or exterior walls, the glass is rated unbreakable.
(71) "Secondary school" means a learning institution containing any combination of grades 9 through 12 and includes those institutions that provide junior high schools which include 9th grade.
(72) "Secure area" means a room:
(a) With doors that are kept locked and closed at all times except when the doors are in use;
(b) Where access is only permitted as authorized in these rules; and
(c) Not visible from outside the room or within public view.
(73) "Supplemental Security Income (SSI)" means the monthly benefit assistance program administered by the federal government for persons who are age 65 or older, or blind, or disabled and who have limited income and financial resources.
(74) "These rules" means OAR 333-008-0010 to 333-008-0750.
(75) "THC" means tetrahydrocannabinol.
(76)
(a) "Usable marijuana" means the dried leaves and flowers of marijuana.
(b) "Usable marijuana" does not include:
(A) The seeds, stalks and roots of marijuana; or
(B) Waste material that is a by-product of producing marijuana.
(77) "Vault" means an enclosed area that is constructed of steel-reinforced or block concrete and has a door that contains a multiple-position combination lock or the equivalent, a relocking device or equivalent, and a steel plate with a thickness of at least one-half inch.
(78) "Written documentation" means a statement signed and dated by the attending provider of a person diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition or copies of the person's relevant medical records, maintained in accordance with standard medical record practices.
(79) "Zoned for residential use" means the only primary use allowed outright in the designated zone is residential.

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Or. Admin. R. 333-008-0010
OHD 15-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-24-98 thru 6-22-99; OHD 3-1999, f. & cert. ef. 4-29-99; OHD 13-2000(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-21-00 thru 6-15-01; OHD 18-2001, f. & cert. ef. 8-9-01; OHD 19-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-10-01 thru 1-31-02; Administrative correction 3-14-02; OHD 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 3-25-02; PH 9-2003, f. 6-26-03, cert. ef. 7-1-03; PH 18-2005, f. 12-30-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; PH 15-2007, f. 12-19-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; PH 21-2010, f. & cert. ef. 9-13-10; PH 5-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-1-11 thru 12-27-11; PH 8-2011, f. 9-30-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11; PH 1-2014, f. & cert. ef. 1-13-14; PH 2-2014(Temp), f. 1-14-14, cert. ef. 1-15-14 thru 7-13-14; PH 20-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-11-14; PH 16-2015(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-22-15 thru 3-19-16; PH 9-2016, f. 2-26-16, cert. ef. 3/1/2016; PH 21-2016, f. 6-24-16, cert. ef. 6/28/2016; PH 33-2016, f. & cert. ef. 11/28/2016; PH 29-2017, amend filed 12/22/2017, effective 1/1/2018; PH 107-2018, minor correction filed 04/27/2018, effective 4/27/2018; PH 235-2018, minor correction filed 08/09/2018, effective 8/9/2018; PH 282-2018, f. 12/20/2018, & cert. ef. 1/1/2019; PH 22-2019, amend filed 11/15/2019, effective 1/1/2020; PH 79-2021, amend filed 11/15/2021, effective 1/1/2022; PH 28-2022, minor correction filed 04/25/2022, effective 4/25/2022

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 475C.919

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 475C.770 - 475C.919

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