By Jack Rubinger
The Oregon Cannabis Commission provides advice to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) about a possible framework for future governance of the Oregon Medical Marijuana program.
Made up of stakeholders in the industry, Commission positions include a registry-identified cardholder, an attending physician, a person designated to produce marijuana, a person representing OHA, a person representing OLCC, a local health officer, a law enforcement officer and a person knowledgeable about research proposals and grant protocols.
Additionally, the Commission includes members of the public from various backgrounds. It commonly asks other stakeholders and agencies for input on various topics.
During the 2020 legislative session, there were three bills that proposed changes to Oregon Medical Marijuana laws:
HB 4034 directs the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to establish by rule a process to register medical marijuana grow sites.
HB 4035 directs the Department of Revenue, Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Liquor Control Commission, State Department of Agriculture and Governor’s office to consult with Oregon Cannabis Commission and other cannabis entities to develop a plan to address issues related to regulatory authority over marijuana.
SB 1561 directs the State…