BECOMING AN APOTHECARIA VENDOR

We're often approached by people who either already have marijuana products, or are thinking about jumping into the growing or production business, and want to know how to go about getting their products on our shelves.  We hope that this page will make the requirements and the process a little less mysterious.

 

Please note that these requirements are current as of December 1, 2015.  These are virtually certain to change as state law evolves.  Remember that if anything we say here disagrees with what the Oregon Health Authority says, the OHA's interpretation always wins.

DRIED FLOWERS

CONCENTRATES

You must be an Oregon Medical Marijuana Program cardholder.  You can be a patient, a caregiver, or a grower, but your card must be unexpired and you must have it with you during your intake appointment.

 

You must have valid, government-issued photo ID; a driver's license or passport, for example.

 

You must bring a completed Authorization to Transfer form.  Legally, the patient owns all marijuana and marijuana products, so you have to have documentation of the patient's permission to transfer their flowers to us. If you are the patient yourself, you can fill out the form on site, but if you are a caregiver or grower, you will need to first obtain the signature of your patient.

 

The flowers must have been grown within the state of Oregon.  Whether or not they were legally grown within the parameters of some other state's marijuana program doesn't matter; Oregon state law clearly forbids out-of-state products.

 

The flowers must be properly trimmed, dried, and cured.    Proper trimming means that all leaves -- even the little ones -- have been removed as closely as possible.  The "hairs" of the flowers should be exposed.  Stems should be removed where possible, and the last "fork" at the bottom of the flower should resemble a "V", rather than a "Y".  Proper drying and curing results in stems that snap rather than flexing, but without the flowers becoming dried out and brittle.  There should be no "cut hay" smell, and the flowers shouldn't cling together in big clumps.  If you're following this procedure, you will probably meet with success.

 

Make sure your flowers have been tested and batched.  We prefer flowers that are batched up in quarter- or half-pound increments, because that allows us to be a bit more flexible with the amount we want to bring in (and allows you to be more flexible when selling to multiple dispensaries).  They need to be tested at an Oregon testing laboratory for "full compliance", which includes, at a minimum, potency testing (including THC and CBD levels) as well as mold, mildew, and pesticide screening.  We are generally happy to bring in products that have been tested by any of the following labs:

 

 

If you want to bring in flowers tested by a lab not on the list, please check with us beforehand.

 

Call us to make an appointment. If you show up unannounced, we will probably have to send you away, because we have to have extra folks in the shop to make sure we can process your products without neglecting our customers.  If you make an appointment in advance, though, we can make sure everything's ready to go when you get here, and we'll minimize the amount of your time we take up with our process.

You must be an Oregon Medical Marijuana Program cardholder.  You can be a patient, a caregiver, or a grower, but your card must be unexpired and you must have it with you during your intake appointment.

 

You must have valid, government-issued photo ID; a driver's license or passport, for example.

 

You must bring a completed Authorization to Transfer form.  Legally, the patient owns all marijuana and marijuana products, so you have to have documentation of the patient's permission to transfer their products to us. If you are the patient yourself, you can fill out the form on site, but if you are a caregiver or grower, you will need to first obtain the signature of your patient.

 

The product must have been produced within the state of Oregon.  Whether or not it was legally produced within the parameters of some other state's marijuana program doesn't matter; Oregon state law clearly forbids out-of-state products.

 

Make sure your product has been tested and batched.  It needs to be tested at an Oregon testing laboratory for "full compliance", which includes, at a minimum, potency testing (including THC and CBD levels) as well as mold, mildew, and pesticide screening.  We also require residual solvent testing for applicable products.  We are generally happy to bring in products that have been tested by any of the following labs:

 

 

If you want to bring in products tested by a lab not on the list, please check with us beforehand.

 

Make sure your product is properly packaged and labeled.  Every product must be clearly and completely labeled in accordance with state law.  This includes:

  • The name of the product.
  • The percentage of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) by weight.
  • The percentage of cannabidiol (CBD) by weight.
  • The testing laboratory's name, batch number and date.
  • The usable weight of marijuana in metric units (this means grams and/or milligrams -- remember that milliliters are a measure of volume, not mass, and are thus not sufficient to meet this requirement).

 

If there is a mismatch between your lab results and your product label, we will not accept the product.

 

Your product must be fully compliant with Oregon state law.  Among other criteria, it cannot be "brightly colored" or in the shape of an animal or any recognizable candy.

 

Call us to make an appointment. If you show up unannounced, we will probably have to send you away, because we have to have extra folks in the shop to make sure we can process your products without neglecting our customers.  If you make an appointment in advance, though, we can make sure everything's ready to go when you get here, and we'll minimize the amount of your time we take up with our process.

EDIBLES and TINCTURES

OTHER PRODUCTS

 

You must be an Oregon Medical Marijuana Program cardholder.  You can be a patient, a caregiver, or a grower, but your card must be unexpired and you must have it with you during your intake appointment.

 

You must have valid, government-issued photo ID; a driver's license or passport, for example.

 

You must bring a completed Authorization to Transfer form.  Legally, the patient owns all marijuana and marijuana products, so you have to have documentation of the patient's permission to transfer their products to us. If you are the patient yourself, you can fill out the form on site, but if you are a caregiver or grower, you will need to first obtain the signature of your patient.

 

The product must have been produced within the state of Oregon.  Whether or not it was legally produced within the parameters of some other state's marijuana program doesn't matter; Oregon state law clearly forbids out-of-state products.

 

Make sure your product has been tested and batched.  It needs to be tested at an Oregon testing laboratory for "full compliance", which includes, at a minimum, potency testing (including THC and CBD levels) as well as mold, mildew, and pesticide screening.  We also require residual solvent testing for applicable products.  We are generally happy to bring in products that have been tested by any of the following labs:

 

 

If you want to bring in products tested by a lab not on the list, please check with us beforehand.

 

Make sure your product is properly packaged and labeled.  Every product must be clearly and completely labeled in accordance with state law.  This includes:

  • The name of the product.
  • The amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in milligrams.
  • The amount of cannabidiol (CBD) in milligrams.
  • The testing laboratory's name, batch number and date.
  • The usable weight of marijuana in metric units (this means grams and/or milligrams -- remember that milliliters are a measure of volume, not mass, and are thus not sufficient to meet this requirement).
  • The phrase "WARNING: MEDICINAL PRODUCT -- KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN".

 

If there is a mismatch between your lab results and your product label, we will not accept the product.

 

Your product must be fully compliant with Oregon state law.  Among other criteria, it cannot be "brightly colored" or in the shape of an animal or any recognizable candy.

 

Call us to make an appointment. If you show up unannounced, we will probably have to send you away, because we have to have extra folks in the shop to make sure we can process your products without neglecting our customers.  If you make an appointment in advance, though, we can make sure everything's ready to go when you get here, and we'll minimize the amount of your time we take up with our process.

You must be an Oregon Medical Marijuana Program cardholder.  You can be a patient, a caregiver, or a grower, but your card must be unexpired and you must have it with you during your intake appointment.

 

You must have valid, government-issued photo ID; a driver's license or passport, for example.

 

You must bring a completed Authorization to Transfer form.  Legally, the patient owns all marijuana and marijuana products, so you have to have documentation of the patient's permission to transfer their products to us. If you are the patient yourself, you can fill out the form on site, but if you are a caregiver or grower, you will need to first obtain the signature of your patient.

 

The product must have been produced within the state of Oregon.  Whether or not it was legally produced within the parameters of some other state's marijuana program doesn't matter; Oregon state law clearly forbids out-of-state products.

 

Make sure your product has been tested and batched.  It needs to be tested at an Oregon testing laboratory for "full compliance", which includes, at a minimum, potency testing (including THC and CBD levels) as well as mold, mildew, and pesticide screening.  We also require residual solvent testing for applicable products.  We are generally happy to bring in products that have been tested by any of the following labs:

 

 

If you want to bring in products tested by a lab not on the list, please check with us beforehand.

 

Make sure your product is properly packaged and labeled.  Every product must be clearly and completely labeled in accordance with state law.  This includes:

  • The name of the product.
  • The amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in milligrams.
  • The amount of cannabidiol (CBD) in milligrams.
  • The testing laboratory's name, batch number and date.
  • The usable weight of marijuana in metric units (this means grams and/or milligrams -- remember that milliliters are a measure of volume, not mass, and are thus not sufficient to meet this requirement).

 

If there is a mismatch between your lab results and your product label, we will not accept the product.

 

Your product must be fully compliant with Oregon state law.  Among other criteria, it cannot be "brightly colored" or in the shape of an animal or any recognizable candy.

 

Call us to make an appointment. If you show up unannounced, we will probably have to send you away, because we have to have extra folks in the shop to make sure we can process your products without neglecting our customers.  If you make an appointment in advance, though, we can make sure everything's ready to go when you get here, and we'll minimize the amount of your time we take up with our process.

© 2014 Apothecaria LLC.  All rights reserved.  Apothecaria is a limited liability corporation (or LLC) headquartered in the great state of Oregon.  You know, this tiny text is generally full of boring legal stuff, like disclaimers and declarations of rights and stuff like that.  But you're reading this anyway, which suggests you're either very inquisitive or very bored.  So here's the deal: if you're a legal OMMP cardholder, next time you come into Apothecaria, say the secret word (it's "weasel") and we'll give you a free preroll (one per customer).  Consider it a reward for being detail-oriented -- we like that.  But please don't tell anyone else... make them find it for themselves!