Oregon Senate Votes to Alter Marijuana Penalties

Oregon’s Senate has approved a bill that would make several changes to the state’s marijuana laws.

Senate Bill 302 was given approval today by Oregon’s full Senate with a 21 to 8 vote, sending it to the House of Representatives for consideration. The measure would make multiple changes to the state’s cannabis laws, including reducing the penalty for possessing over the legal amount of one ounce but less than four ounces, and increasing the penalty for possessing over a pound.

The measure also “repeals additional penalties for the possession, manufacture, or sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school”, and “moves criminal penalties and related provisions from the CSA [Controlled Substances Act] to the Control and Regulation of Marijuana Act.

The full text of the 110-page bill can be found by clicking here; a summary can be found by clicking here.

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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