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6.07.020 Definitions.

(Amended by Resolution No. 37217 (approved at November 8, 2016 election); effective November 8, 2016.)  When not clearly otherwise indicated by the context, the following words and phrases as used in PCC 6.07 have the following meanings:

A.  “Director” means the director of the Revenue Division of the Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services or his/her designee, and includes any Person or entity with whom the City contracts to administer and enforce the Marijuana Tax program or a portion thereof.

B.  “Consumer” means a person who purchases, acquires, owns, holds or uses marijuana other than for the purpose of resale.

C.  “Marijuana” means the plant of the Cannabis family Cannabaceae, any part of the plant Cannabis family Cannabaceae and the seeds of the plant Cannabis family Cannabaceae.  “Marijuana” includes cannabinoid products, cannabinoid concentrates and cannabinoid extracts as those terms are defined in ORS 475B.015.  Marijuana does not include industrial hemp, as defined in ORS 571.300.

D.  “Oregon Medical Marijuana Program” means the office within the Oregon Health Authority that administers the provisions of ORS 475B.400 to 475B.525, the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act, and all policies and procedures pertaining thereto.

E.  “Person” means a 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 and any political subdivision thereof, or the manager, lessee, agent, servant, officer or employee of any of them.

F.  “Retail sales price” means the price paid for marijuana, excluding tax, to a Seller by or on behalf of a Consumer of marijuana.

G.  “Retail Sale” means any transfer, exchange, gift or barter of marijuana by a seller to a consumer.

H.  “Seller” means any person who is required to be licensed or has been licensed under ORS 475B.110 to sell marijuana to a consumer within the City of Portland.

 I.  “Tax” means either the tax payable by the Seller or the aggregate amount of taxes due from a Seller during the period for which the Seller is required to report collections under PCC 6.07.

J.  “Taxpayer” means any person obligated to account to the Director for taxes collected or to be collected, or from whom a tax is due, under the terms of PCC 6.07.