Oregon Governor Signs Bill Creating Cannabis Commission

Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law today a bill that establishes the Oregon Cannabis Commission.

marijuana retail outletsThe commission  – which will meet quarterly – is designed to to oversee the state’s medical marijuana program. The bill to create the commission – House Bill 2198 -was approved by the House of Representative with a 48 to 11 vote on July 5th, followed by an 18 to 12 vote in the Senate the following day.

The legislation places the Oregon Cannabis Commission within the Oregon Health Authority, and makes other changes. Once up and running, the commission will consist of the Public Health Officer (or a designee), along with eight members appointed by the governor as follows:

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Oregon Legislature Votes to Create Cannabis Commission

Lawmakers have voted in favor of creating the Oregon Cannabis Commission to oversee the state’s medical marijuana program.

marijuana retail outletsOn Wednesday Oregon’s House voted 48 to 11 to approve House Bill 2198, which was followed by an 18 to 12 vote in the Senate the next day. The proposal will now be sent to Governor Kate Brown, who has the option of signing it into law, vetoing it or allowing it to become law without her signature.

The proposal would establish the Oregon Cannabis Commission within the Oregon Health Authority, along with other changes. If the measure does become law, the commission would consist of the Public Health Officer or designee, along with eight members appointed by the governor as follows:

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