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Oregon: Marijuana Legalization Bill Moves to House Revenue Committee

Legislation has been introduced in Oregon by the House Committee on Revenue that would legalize and regulate the adult use of marijuana.

House Bill 3371 would establish a regulatory system, similar to the one in place in the state for alcohol, for the cultivation, production, and sale of cannabis to adults over 21. Adults would be allowed to possess up to 24 ounces of usable marijuana and grow up to six plants in their homes, in addition to purchasing it from regulated retail outlets. You can read the full text of the legislation here. The House Judiciary Committee held a public hearing on April 2. The committee did not issue a recommendation on the measure, but sent HB 3371 to the House Revenue Committee for further consideration. Committee Chairman Representative Jeff Barker stated, "This bill is going to be moved to Revenue, where it'll have the substantial policy debate. There's no sense having everybody spend all day today or longer here talking about it when it'll actually be dealt with down there."

It is imperative that your Representative hears from you in support of this measure, particularly the members of the House Revenue Committee. You can contact your Representative by entering your zip code below and you can find the contact information for House Revenue Committee members here.

There are now marijuana legalization bills pending in seven state legislatures. The voters in Colorado and Washington set the ball of legalization rolling on Election Day and it seems unlikely to slow down anytime soon

NORML will continue to update you in the coming weeks as this proposal moves forward.


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