Oregon’s burgeoning marijuana industry is stepping up its congressional lobbying in hopes of winning better treatment on tax and banking issues.
An industry political action committee sponsored a Friday night fundraiser in Portland with Rep. Earl Blumenauer that brought in more than $100,000 for the Oregon Democrat’s re-election campaign.
And on Monday, about 25 members from the Oregon Cannabis Association were set to travel to Washington, D.C., to personally meet with members of Congress and their staffs – and to attend a couple of fundraisers as well.
“To me, this is an exciting moment for the Oregon industry,” said Amy Margolis, a Portland lawyer who works with the association and is on the trip. [Read more at the Portland Oregonian]
Amazing, hope they do well!
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