One of ORCA's primary goals is to be of service to our members and the industry in general. To that end, we have consolidated relevant information resources about the coronavirus and government programs to provide valuable reference tool.
Please note that we are not lawyers or doctors, but we always strive to provide folks with the best and most accurate information available.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information:
Governors Office and Legislative Task force: The Governor's office has created a great Informational page that has consolidated information from all the relevant state agencies into one location - Bookmark it. Also the legislature's Joint task force has published its recommendations.
Oregon Department of Education (ODE)
OLCC Resources: The OLCC has a coronavirus specific page on their website. It covers both Alcohol and Cannabis, which is at the bottom of the page. Please be sure you review the OHA Guidance as you are required to comply by the Governor's order. If you have questions or ideas for the OLCC please share them with us at Staff@oregoncannabisretailers.com.
Oregon Health Administration (OHA):
Center for Disease Control (CDC) And World Health Organization (WHO): Sanitation best practices for the work place: Please work with your staff to promote and reinforce all the recommended best practices for sanitation and disinfection in the work place.
The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI): Has a division called Technical Assistance (TA) for Employers and it is an amazing resource. It provides free advice to employers about all labor law and civil rights law in the state, and most importantly it has a strict firewall between itself and the enforcement divisions. Employers therefore can get free advice without fear of self reporting.
If you have any questions about sick time or any type of employee leave please do not hesitate to call or email them - 971-673-0824 or email@example.com.
Oregon Department of Revenue:
Federal Programs, Resources and Information: (Cannabis businesses won't qualify for these - We are working on it) (NEW)
Coronavirus Tracking Resources:
Special Members Section:
The Client Centered Network: Oregon Cannabis And Covid-19 three minute updates
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak The Client Centered Network is launching a series of 3 minute videos to help Oregon consumers, budtenders, and dispensaries stay informed and safely access cannabis. The first installment is posted with information for consumers on curbside pick-up, home delivery, and dispensary operation changes. Please share with your staff, advocacy group, or newsletter readers. Access the videos and other COVID-19 resources from our favorite acronym organizations (OLCC, OHA, CDC and of course ORCA) on the CCN home page at http://www.clientcn.com/.
Left Coast Financial Services: All-in-one solutions for high-risk industries.
Left Coast Financial Solutions is an Oregon based financial Institution serving the Cannabis Community. Left Coast works with a federal credit union to provide an online and mobile payment platform, enabling you to make and receive payments 24/7, wherever you are. Left Coast also offers free onsite cash pickup and deposit across Oregon to get your money safely and securely into your account. And you don't need an existing bank or credit union account.
Left Coast can integrate with existing bank or credit union accounts, as well as, your preferred bookkeeping software to provide electronic checking as well as automatic and recurring payments.
Left Coast's compliance-based approach ensures your account will not be closed due to any bias or prejudice against cannabis related businesses.
Shift Processing: Cannabis Credit Card Processing
In response to the Governors Executive Order NO. 20-12 with respect to social distancing, curbside pick up and delivery, Shift is pleased to announce that our credit and debit card solutions can now be processed on any device that can connect to the internet. This means your existing tablets and smart phones can be used to accept payment!
Please call 206-898-3579 or email Cannabis@shiftprocessing.com to get your dispensary set up today!
Cannabis Cashier: Cannabis Cashier, America's Leading Dispensary ATM Provider
Cannabis Cashier provides secure ATM processing, retail cash recyclers and customer loyalty software for marijuana retailers throughout the United States.
We’ve been in the ATM industry for over 20 years and currently provide ATM and cash loading services to over 300 marijuana retailers throughout the United States. Our main ATM services include processing, cash loading and placement services. We also have a team of trained service technicians available to assist you 24/7.
Jory Payments: Providing credit & debit card acceptance to the industry since 2018
The Jory Card platform is compliant with all State and Federal rules.
Jory Payments provides your customers with a frictionless payment experience. They use their own bank issued card, swipe it and go. No account setup, no app to download. Fast & simple.
Boost your sales and your employee tips. Our average Oregon client sees a boost of 50% in ticket sales vs. cash.
Call Troy for a demo or to learn more: 503-597-9925
Next Stage Payments: Merchant Processing Solutions for Todays Industries
At Next Stage Payments we have 30 years of experience in the payments industry, with an emphasis on Cannabis, CBD, and other industries that can’t get processing through typical means. We have been a proud member of ORCA for over a year.
In the Cannabis industry we can help with Cashless ATM’s, E-wallet options, and blockchain options. We also have options for ACH payments for Farms and Manufactures. Next Stage Payments is here to help you navigate all your payment needs. Please contact us to review options including your new Curbside and Delivery options.