Approximately 20 bills relating to medical marijuana were introduced in Oregon’s legislature this session. Of those, only one has survived. It aims to place more restrictions on who can receive a medical marijuana card and how many plants growers can possess.
Oregon is one state where local laws are out of compliance with federal law. Washington is another — and that’s where a heated battle rages. The federal government cracked down by raiding medical marijuana dispensaries in Washington, while officials urged lawmakers to pass a bill that would clarify laws so patients, dispensaries and state workers would be safe from legal consequences.
Are you a patient, a grower, a dispensary owner or a state worker? Where would you like to see Oregon’s medical marijuana reform focus next?
- Hansi Lo Wang: Reporter with KUOW
- Anthony Johnson: Director of Oregon Green Free Clinical Services
- Tom Bergin: Clatsop County Sheriff