Salem-News.com Cannabis De-Classified
The current administration has been somewhat hostile toward any moves to legalize the cannabis trade.
(SALEM, Ore.) – For farmers and lawmakers in Oregon, too much cannabis turns out to be a problem. However, two bills in the state Senate aim to curtail the surplus – though in slightly different ways.
The recently passed Senate Bill 582 seeks to open a legal path for exporting marijuana, while Bill 218 would give more authority to state regulators when determining the criteria for licensing.
Since recreational use was legalized in 2014 the local market has been gripped by oversupply. Further complicating the matter is that federal laws ban the transportation of cannabis products across state lines. In doing so, the state has continually produced more marijuana than it can consume for years running.