Earlier this month, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law HB 3000, an omnibus bill covering a wide range of hemp-related issues. Unlike other cannabis bills passed last session, HB 3000 was written to take effect on passage, so it is now law. One of the important HB 3000 terms is a restriction on the sale of specific consumable hemp items, namely “adult use cannabinoids” and “adult use cannabis items,” to anyone under the age of 21.
HB 3000 defines “adult use cannabinoids” to include, 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.
“Adult use cannabis item,” on the other hand, means:
A marijuana item; An industrial hemp commodity or product that meets the criteria in OAR 845-026-0300; or An industrial hemp commodity or product that exceeds the greater of: A concentration of more than 0.3 percent total delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol; or The concentration of total delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol allowed under federal law.
In addition, the new Oregon law tasked the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, which will be known as the