The Oregon Legislature on Monday sent to the governor’s office a bill that expands the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s authority to regulate medical marijuana and gives incentives to medical marijuana growers to enter the recreational market.
Gov. Kate Brown is expected to sign Senate Bill 1057, which passed the House, 51-7. The Senate passed the bill May 10.
Among its provisions, SB 1057, amended, would create a medical marijuana license issued by the OLCC that allows medical marijuana growers and processors access to recreational retailers.
The number of medical marijuana dispensaries dropped dramatically when recreational marijuana dispensaries started to open. Without a legal market available to unlicensed medical cannabis growers, some growers turn instead to the black market.
Source: Cannabis Business Times