Oregon Lawmakers propose tweaks to marijuana law

Removing a two-year residency requirement to start a marijuana business is one of the proposed changes.


SALEM — Representatives from the marijuana industry came out in droves Tuesday to speak out on legislation to hone the state’s infant marijuana laws.

“This is going to be an ongoing process that probably goes on for several years, but I hope what you’re hearing is we are making a good faith effort to meet people’s needs,” said Rep. Ann Lininger, D-Lake Oswego, co-chairwoman of the Joint Committee on Marijuana Legalization.

The committee has moved a series of proposed changes to the law.

One of the changes would remove a two-year residency requirement to do business in the marijuana industry. Another would loosen restrictions on selling into both recreational and medical markets.

The Legislature largely prohibited out-of-state residents from participating in or investing in marijuana businesses. The proposed change would lift that restriction...

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