Oregon Lawmakers Take First Look At Implementing Marijuana Law

OREGON:  By the end of a legislative meeting with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission on Wednesday, one thing was clear to the lawmakers involved: There is a lot of work to be done before recreational marijuana sales start in January 2016.

“The seed has just been planted,” Rep. Margret Doherty, D-Tigard, said.

Oregon voters approved the sale and consumption of recreational marijuana 56 percent to 44 percent this November, but the ballot initiative’s 36 pages left a lot of the regulatory details up to the OLCC to figure out by January 2016.

That’s left some of the state’s lawmakers wondering whether they should step in during the 2015 legislative session to modify the law or create additional statutory requirements.

 

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