The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has approved several changes to the state’s medical marijuana program.
The commission, which oversees Oregon’s medical marijuana law, has given approval to a change in the state’s law that allows the medicine to be delivered to patients or their caregiver. The commission also passed an increase in the amount of medical marijuana a patient can purchase to eight ounces in a single day and up to 32 ounces in a single month.
In addition, the commission voted to allow wholesale license holders to provide retailers with samples.
The change in law allowing medical marijuana to be delivered unfortunately doesn’t apply to recreational marijuana.
Oregon legalized medical marijuana in 1998 through the initiative process, with 54% voting in favor. In 2014, the state legalized marijuana for all purposes.
The new medical marijuana rules go into effect on December 29, 2019.