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The City of Portland, Oregon

Community & Civic Life

Promote the common good

Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

Cannabis Policy Oversight Team

Cannabis Policy Oversight Team (CPOT) is seeking diverse stakeholder perspectives on cannabis-related public policies. CPOT members will consist of cannabis industry representatives and others that possess an in-depth understanding of issues affecting and affected by the cannabis industry. CPOT’s objective is to discuss and develop policies that support equitable access and outcomes for the cannabis industry, cannabis consumers, and all city of Portland residents.

CPOT will meet monthly and generate annual reports to summarize its work for the Office of Community & Civic Life’s Director. Specifically, CPOT will provide input regarding equitable access and outcomes in the following substantive areas:

  • Regulations;
  • Government spending;
  • Outreach activities; and
  • Economic development.


FIRST, find the details about applicant qualifications, time commitments, membership terms, and meeting times in the CPOT description available by clicking here. Candidates will be evaluated based on the required and preferred qualifications listed on the advisory body description webpage at that link.

THEN, please click here for the Member Application. For submission, please follow the instructions available on the application form. To be considered, please submit the application no later than Thursday, November 15, 2018.

Members will be selected and notified by December 15, 2018. 


Please contact Jeffrey Van Kent, Program Specialist for the Cannabis Program, at 503-823-2094 or

Meeting agendas, minutes, and other documents will be available on this webpage once 2019 CPOT meetings begin.