Oregon Marijuana Hearing Packs Chamber

OREGON:  About 500 residents had differing opinions Tuesday night about what rules state officials should write to regulate recreational marijuana.

They did, however, agree on one thing: Make sure out-of-state interests don’t put out of business the small local growers, processors and retailers whom the Oregon Liquor Control Commission will begin ­licensing next year.

Residents overwhelmingly supported a rule that applicants must be an Oregon resident to receive an OLCC marijuana license. And they cautioned the agency against writing so many rules that it prevents local entrepreneurs from entering the fledging industry.

“Too many rules will kill the family farmer,” one speaker said.


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