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    2017 Cannabis Law Update

    Over the last three years many of us have worked together to develop the legal framework for Oregon’s cannabis and industrial hemp sector.  We have focused on four goals: implement voters’ decision to legalize marijuana, eliminate the illegal market and promote public safety, protect patients and other consumers, and enable legal businesses to operate.  As the Joint Committee on Marijuana Regulation completes what is likely our final session as a committee, I created this summary of the legislation we have crafted together. 

    The teamwork among the many people who have worked on this legislation shows the cooperative spirit of Oregonians across the state and across the political spectrum.  We will need to adjust Oregon’s cannabis laws moving forward, to be sure, but the committee’s work provides a strong starting place for an important emerging sector.   

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    The Joint Committee on Marijuana Regulation and friends

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