Oregon Cannabis Association testifies on 2016 legislative priorities

On January 13, the Oregon Cannabis Association's Amy Margolis testified before the Oregon Legislature's Joint Interim Committee on Marijuana Legalization, sharing the Association's 2016 legislative priorities and responding to legislative concepts under consideration by the committee.

In the 2016 session, the Association is working to ensure that OMMP patients continue to have access to affordable medicine at adult-use stores licensed by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. The Association will also champion the repeal of residency requirements that have the unintended consequence of making it more difficult for small businesses and businesses owned by women and people of color to attract needed investment.

In addition, the Oregon Cannabis Association supports changes in statutory language to align reductions in OMMP plant allowances with the OLCC's licensing timelines, and moving up the introduction of edibles and extracts into the adult-use market now that regulations to safeguard public health are nearly in place.

Read the Oregon Cannabis Association's testimony (PDF).