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Oregon Names Committee to Develop Rules For State’s Marijuana Industry

A committee representing a cross-section of professions and expertise has been established to develop rules for the state’s regulated marijuana industry.

Oregon Liquor Control Commission Executive Director Steven Marks said the committee “will provide a balanced approach” to marijuana regulation. The committee will be chaired by Chris Lyons, a Gresham resident and former executive director of the Oregon Lottery.

In addition to the 15-member rules advisory committee, the agency also appointed members to two permanent subcommittees that will deal with technical issues. One will focus on licensing, compliance and law enforcement. The other will provide advice on tracking marijuana from seed to sale as well as marijuana testing labs.

The groups will begin meeting next month. [Read more at the Portland Oregonian]

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