Those interested in opening a marijuana business in Oregon were able to submit applications. 70 of the 142 total applications submitted were received by the state before noon on the very first day. 75 of the total applications submitted were from growers.
A breakdown of the applications submitted before noon:
- 36 from producers
- 18 for retail locations
- 8 for growers
- 8 for wholesalers
The State of Oregon expects to issue approximately 850 recreational marijuana licenses between now and the end of 2017. The state has also said, as reported by Oregon Live, that it will not limit the number of licenses issued.
The county with the most applications recorded thus far is Multnomah County with 30 total applications. With application numbers in the teens, Clackamas, Jackson and Lane counties follow with the next highest number of applications received to date.
Licenses for research will also be issued. The areas of study must be marijuana related. According to the liquor commission spokesperson, the proposal has to pass “established scientific criteria and rigor” to be approved for research purposes. Laboratories can also apply for a license for testing and research purposes. Research applications have another step to take. They also need approval from the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Agriculture along with the liquor commission’s approval.