Oregon’s medical marijuana advocates say the state’s proposed rules for production impose expensive and unnecessary burdens on growers and will ultimately harm patients who rely on the drug to cope with a wide range of health problems.
The Oregon Health Authority’s draft rules, set to take effect March 1, are part of a sweeping law passed last year that regulates Oregon’s cannabis industry.
The proposed requirements represent regulators’ efforts to put some checks on medical marijuana production in a state where growers have operated largely without oversight for more than a decade. The rules call for round-the-clock security and regular reports to the health authority about how many plants a grower has and where their harvests ended up. [Read more at the Portland Oregonian]
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