A. “Administrator” means the City Administrator of the City of Ashland or his/her designee.
B. “CFR Schedule I or Schedule II” means the controlled substances designated in the Code of Federal Regulations Title 21, Chapter II, Part 1308.
C. “Company Principal” means a person who is an officer or director of a legal entity or has a controlling interest in the entity, through ownership or control of 10% or more of the stock in the entity or 10% or more of the total membership interest in the entity or 10% or more of the total investment interest in the entity.
D. “Convicted” means found guilty by verdict or finding entered in a criminal proceeding in a court of competent jurisdiction.
E. “Dispensary” means a medical marijuana dispensary.
F. “Financial Interest” exists when a person, the person’s immediate family, or a legal entity of which the person is a company principal (1 receives or is entitled to receive directly or indirectly any of the benefits of the dispensary; (2) rents or leases real property to the operator for use by the business; (3) rents or leases personal property to the operator for a commercially unreasonable rate; (4) lends or gives money, real property or personal property to the operator for use in the business. For purposes of this section, monies owed to suppliers and contractors for the reasonable cost of goods and services received do not constitute a financial interest in a dispensary.
G. “Marijuana” means all parts of the plant of the Cannabis Moraceae, whether growing or not, the resin extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant or its resin, as may be defined by Oregon Revised Statutes or as they currently exist or may from time to time be amended. It does not include the mature stalks of the plant, fiber produced from the stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of the plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or predation of the mature stalks (except the resin extracted there from), fiber, oil, or cake, or the sterilized seed of the plant which is incapable of germination.
H. “Medical Marijuana” means all parts of marijuana plants that may be used to treat or alleviate a qualifying patient’s debilitating medical condition or symptoms associated with the patient’s debilitating medical condition.
I. “Medical Marijuana Dispensary” means a medical marijuana facility that is registered by the Oregon Health Authority under ORS 475.300 to 475.346 and that sells, distributes, transmits, gives, dispenses or otherwise provides medical marijuana to medical marijuana qualifying patients.
J. “Medical Marijuana Qualifying Patient” means a registry identification cardholder (person who has been diagnosed by a physician as having a debilitating medical condition) as further defined by ORS 475.302(3) or the designated primary caregiver of the cardholder is defined by ORS 475.302(5).
K. “Minor” means any person under 18 years of age.
L. “Operator” means the person who is the proprietor of a dispensary, whether in the capacity of owner, lessee, sub-lessee, mortgagee in possession, licensee or any other capacity. If the operator is a corporation, the term operator also includes each and every member of the corporation’s Board of Directors whose directorship occurs in a period during which the dispensary is in operation. If the operator is a partnership or limited liability company, the term operator also includes each and every member thereof whose membership occurs in a period during which the dispensary is in operation.
M. “Person” means natural person, joint venture, joint stock company, partnership, association, club, company, corporation, business, trust, organization, or any group or combination acting as a unit, including the United States of America, the State of Oregon and any political subdivision thereof, or the manager, lessee, agent, servant, officer or employee of any of them.
N. “Premises” means a location registered by the State of Oregon as a medical marijuana dispensary and includes all areas at the location that are used in the business operated at the location, including offices, kitchens, restrooms, storerooms, and including all public and private areas where individuals are permitted to be present. (Ord. 3099, amended, 2014)