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What you need to know about Oregon Recreational Marijuana Video Security Compliance

January 4 2016 Oregon State’s OLCC started accepting applications for the Recreational Marijuana program. Current Rules and regulations Oar 845-025-100 est mandate the HB 3400 and remaining portions of Measure 91 effective from Jan 1, 2016 – June 28, 2016. Oregon will not limit the number of marijuana related licenses. As far as Oregon Recreational Marijuana Video Security Compliance here is what you need to know. (Notice these are apart of the temporary rules we will monitor the OLCC and update you as change occurs) See the Oar 845-025-100 est mandate for further rules and regulations.

  1. A Licensed premises must have a fully operational video surveillance recording system
    1. Minimum set up requirements for Video Systems
  2. Be equipped with a failure notification system that provides, within one hour, notification to the licensee or an authorized representative of any prolonged surveillance interruption or failure;
  3. Have sufficient battery backup to support a minimum of one hour of recording time in the event of a power outage.
  4. A licensee’s video surveillance system must be capable of recording all pre-determined surveillance areas in any lighting conditions.
  5. All video surveillance equipment and recordings must be stored in a locked secure area that is accessible only to the licensee, licensee representatives, or authorized personnel, and the Commission.
  6. In limited access areas* (see ** below),  all cameras shall have minimum resolution of 1280 x 720 px and record at 10 fps (frames per second).
  7. In exterior perimeter and non-limited access areas cameras shall have a minimum resolution of 1280 x 720 px and record at least 5 fps, except where coverage overlaps any limited access areas such as entrances or exits and in those overlap areas cameras must record at 10 fps

** Limited access area: means a building, room, or other contiguous area on a licensed premises where a marijuana item is produced, processed, stored, weighed, packaged, labeled, or sold, but does not include a point of sale area on a licensed retailer premises.


Required Camera Coverage Layout and placement 

  1.  A licensed premises must have camera coverage, as applicable, for:
    • All limited access areas* (see ** above^^)
    • All point of sale areas;
    • All points of entry to or exit from limited access areas; and
    • All points of entry to or exit from the licensed premises.
  2. A licensee must ensure that cameras are placed so that they capture clear and certain images of any individual and activity occurring:
    • Within 15 feet both inside and outside of all points of entry to and exit from the licensed premises; and
    • Anywhere within secure or limited access areas on the licensed premises.

Video Recording Requirements

  1. A licensee must have cameras that continuously record 24 hours a day all areas with marijuana items on the licensed premise.
  2. A licensee must:
    • Use cameras that record at a minimum resolution of 1280 x 720 px.
    • Keep all surveillance recordings for a minimum of 30 calendar days and in a format approved by the Commission that can be easily accessed for viewing and easily reproduced.
    • Have a surveillance system that has the capability to produce a still photograph from any camera image.
    • Have the date and time embedded on all surveillance recordings without significantly obscuring the picture.
    • (e) Archive video recordings in a format that ensures authentication of the recording as a legitimately-captured video and guarantees that no alterations of the recorded image has taken place.
    • (f) Keep surveillance recordings for periods exceeding 30 days upon request of the Commission and make video surveillance records and recordings available immediately upon request to the Commission for the purpose of ensuring compliance with the Act and these rules.
    • Immediately notify the Commission of any equipment failure or system outage lasting 30 minutes or more.
  3. (3) Failure to comply with subsections (2)(e) or (f) of this rule is a Category I violation and may result in license revocation.

Location and Maintenance of Surveillance Equipment

  1. A licensee must:
    1. Have the surveillance room or surveillance area in a limited access area
      •  Have the surveillance room or surveillance area in a limited access area; and
      • Have the surveillance recording equipment housed in a designated, locked, and secured room or other enclosure with access limited to:
        • The licensee, licensee representatives, and authorized personnel
        • Employees of the Commission;
        • State or local law enforcement agencies for a purpose authorized under the Act, these rules, or for any other state or local law enforcement purpose; and
        • Service personnel or contractors.
    2. Back-up all required video surveillance recordings off-site and such off-site storage must be secure and the recordings must be easily accessed for viewing and easily reproduced.
  1. A licensee must keep a current list of all authorized employees and service personnel who have access to the surveillance system and room on the licensed premises. Page 28 of 78
  2.  Licensees must keep a surveillance equipment maintenance activity log on the licensed premises to record all service activity including the identity of any individual performing the service, the service date and time and the reason for service to the surveillance system.
  3. Off-site monitoring of the licensed premises by a licensee or an independent third-party is authorized as long as standards exercised at the remote location meet or exceed all standards for on-site monitoring

Producer Security Requirements

  1. In addition to the security requirements in OAR 845-025-1400 to 845-025-1460 a producer must effectively prevent public access and obscure from public view all areas of marijuana production. A producer may satisfy this requirement by:
    • Submitting a security plan as described in OAR 845-025-1400;
    • Fully enclosing indoor production on all sides so that no aspect of the production area is visible from the exterior satisfies; or
    • Erecting a solid wall or fence on all exposed sides of an outdoor production area that is at least eight (8) feet high.
  2. If a producer chooses to dispose of usable marijuana by any method of composting, as described in OAR 845-025-7750, the producer must prevent public access to the composting area and obscure the area from public view. Stat. Auth.: Sections 2 and 12, Chapter 614, Oregon Laws 2015. Stats

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