OREGON: A month after Oregon voters said yes to regulating the production and sale of marijuana, one thing is clear: the state’s marijuana growers are getting organized.
They’ve got a political action committee and hired lawyers and a lobbyist. They’re meeting regularly to talk about the upcoming session of the Oregon Legislature and how to make sure they get their message across to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, the agency charged with implementing the new marijuana law.
Early Wednesday, about 30 medical marijuana growers and cannabis concentrates producers crowded into a U.S. Bancorp Tower with a view of the Willamette River to talk shop and policy. The group included cannabis producers from across the state, including outdoor marijuana growers from southern Oregon.
The group, formed by Portland criminal defense lawyer Amy Margolis, is part of the Oregon Growers PAC, a political action committee formed to influence statewide marijuana policy.