Edible Pot, Packaging Concern Lawmakers

OREGON:  Lawmakers asked lots of questions about Oregon’s new legal pot law during last week’s first legislative committee meeting since voters approved Measure 91.

Starting July 1, 2015, adults 21 and older can possess cannabis for personal use. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will begin accepting applications for retailers in early 2016.

The agency has a lot of work to complete before then, and it was clear during the Nov. 19 hearing that two areas where OLCC employees and lawmakers will focus their attention are marijuana product packaging and regulation of edible products.

OLCC employees presented an outline of issues they have authority to regulate under Measure 91, and anticipated costs and staff needs to begin regulating marijuana.


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