On June 23, 2021, Governor Kate Brown signed SB 408 into regulation which included a bunch of necessary reforms for which Oregon’s cannabis trade has been lobbying for years. The chief backer of SB 408 this session was the Oregon Retailers of Hashish Affiliation (ORCA).
In my opinion, an important side of this invoice for customers is the truth that it immediately elevated the quantity of “useable marijuana” (that’s: cannabis flower and pre-rolls) from one ounce to 2 ounces. It’s now completely authorized for people to maneuver concerning the state with as much as two ounces of cannabis flower or pre-rolls with out worry of harassment by regulation enforcement or different cannabigots.
That being mentioned, OLCC guidelines nonetheless limits the quantity of usable marijuana a leisure shopper could buy at a dispensary to no a couple of ounce, so whereas it’s now authorized to hold as much as two ounces in public, you may’t purchase all of it at one dispensary. Certainly, OLCC’s buy guidelines have tracked the public-carry limits in statute up to now, and OLCC has resisted calls to extend buy limits by retailer and shopper teams on that foundation.
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Certainly, it is a rule that prohibits customers from buying an oz. of their favourite pressure whereas additionally buying just a few pre-rolls to check out new strains on the identical time – a end result that buyers discover inconvenient and incoherent. But three weeks have handed with no motion by OLCC to amend its guidelines on a brief foundation to permit customers to buy as much as the authorized restrict allowed by regulation.
CALL TO ACTION
OLCC ought to instantly, utilizing its momentary rule authority, enable the sale of as much as two ounces of useable marijuana by customers at licensed dispensaries.
Kevin Jacoby is an lawyer at Inexperienced Mild Regulation Group. He has centered his profession on advising small to medium-sized companies each in litigation issues and in all points of administrative compliance and employment relations. Along with business-to-business litigation, Kevin has devoted a major quantity of his apply to administrative regulation. You possibly can contact Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-488-5424.
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