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Medical Marijuana Advocates Challenge Oregon’s New, Proposed Rules

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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