OREGON: The Oregon House delayed a vote on a bill that would grant local governments more control over medical marijuana dispensaries Monday.
Controversy over the timing of a vote on the bill led to an early end to the House floor session Friday.
The bill has support in the House to pass, but it faces challenges in the Senate.
“I think there is a very uncertain path in the Senate if there isn’t some more discussion,” Rep. Brian Clem, D-Salem, said. “I don’t think this bill will become law without further negotiation.”
The original version of Senate Bill 1531 would have given local governments the ability to ban dispensaries, but it was amended in the Senate to only allow local governments to regulate dispensaries — not ban them outright.