In addition to contact info, the guide dedicates a whole section to preparing for business. Things like business planning, employment laws and zoning compliance are covered in detail. The guide is full of links to the sites and pages needed to navigate the miasma of regulations.
All businesses in the State of Oregon are required to register with the Secretary of State to obtain a business number. This number will be requested on the OLCC recreational marijuana application and the guide gives you all the resources needed to get this part taken care of. If you are in the early stages of starting your business, licensing and forms are going to be integral to moving forward.
The business operations section covers everything from the types of scales needed for operations to waste management and energy. This section is quite expansive, taking up 18 of the 35 page guide. If your business is already past the permitting stage, this is likely where you will be turning. For example, I didn’t realize growers and producers may have to pretreatment waste water before flushing it down the sewer until I read it in the guide.
These are just a few examples of what is contained within the guide. I suggest checking it out, even if you aren’t in the process of opening a cannabis based business. It’s free to access and will only make you more knowledgeable on the challenges and regulations that entrepreneurs are facing. Thanks for reading!