Santa won’t be able to deliver marijuana to homes in Portland this year, but next year will be different.
On Wednesday, the Portland City Council voted unanimously to allow cannabis delivery services.
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The new ordinance allows “marijuana retail couriers” to deliver cannabis products to homes . These businesses could from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
“Courier” operators are allowed to grow cannabis and make cannabis products, but will be required to remain a delivery-only service. Brick and mortar retailers will not be allowed to offer the service.
“Since the state regulations keep changing and the industry keep flourishing, we’ll be coming back with multiple changes I’m sure,” Commissioner Amanda Fritz said. “I look forward to that time.”
The ordinance is designed to expand the cannabis industry to “microbusiness entrepreneurs.” These new businesses will be subject to most of the same regulations as storefront retailers.
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The new law is expected to go into effect early next year.
Earlier this month, the Oregon Department of Revenue reported that tax payments totaled $54.5 million from Jan. 1 through Nov 30, $13.8 million more than the Legislative Revenue Office had projected.