Marijuana Legalization: Some Oregon Legislators Interested In Changing Law Approved By Voters

OREGON:  Oregon legislators took their first action Wednesday on the state’s new marijuana law — approving $583,000 to hire state regulators — as several seemed eager to dive in and rewrite sections of the initiative.

Ideas expressed during a legislative Emergency Board meeting ranged from keeping pot stores away from day-care centers to simply abolishing the medical marijuana program and shifting all users to the new retail market.

In the end, legislators may be more cautious about fiddling too much with an initiative that passed with support from 56 percent of voters.

But even the strongest supporters of Measure 91 said they expect the Legislature to pass some kind of bill giving the Oregon Liquor Control Commission further directions on how to regulate the marijuana market when retail sales start in 2016.

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