In an overwhelming 29 to 1 vote, Oregon’s full Senate has approved a proposal – Senate Bill 964 – that would drastically alter the state’s medical cannabis law. Although the laws are logistically quite different, the measure, and why proponents are supporting it, resembles the recent dismantling of Washington State’s medical cannabis law.
If passed by the state’s House of Representatives, and signed into law by Governor Kate Brown (or allowed to become law without her signature), the bill would limit the number of cannabis plants that may be grown at any garden, regardless of the number of patients participating in the garden, or the number of patients the garden serves. The limit would be set at 12 mature plants within city limits, and 48 plants outside of city limits. If the grow site was registered before January 1st of this year, they would be authorized to grow up to 96 mature plants.