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