Oregon Attorney General Endorses Measure Legalizing Medical Cannabis Dispensaries
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has endorsed a proposal – House Bil 3460 – which would explicitly legalize medical cannabis dispensaries in the state.
In Oregon, qualified patients are legally authorized to possess and consume cannabis, but safe access points to supply patients with their medicine aren’t legal. Some have operated in the state anyway, which has led to numerous raids, mostly conducted by local police rather than federal officials. HB 3460 would solve this problem by making these access points legal, as long as they become licensed by the state.
“These facilities operate in a climate of uncertain legality and the absence of a clear regulatory structure makes ensuring compliance with the law difficult,” wrote Rosenblum, stating that the measure will ensure that patients “will be able to obtain medical marijuana safely, predictably, promptly and legally.”
House Bill 3460 was approved by the House Health Care Committee in April, sending to the Ways and Means Committee; a work session is scheduled for tomorrow, June 19th.