AOC was successful in moving HB 4014 out of committee. This bill makes changes to laws regulating production, processing, sale, use and governance of cannabis. Changes would become operative March 1, 2016 and would declare an emergency, effective on passage.
SB 1511 (the Expanded Access Bill)
AOC is hoping to get SB 1511 out of committee on Tuesday. This bill directs the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to register qualified marijuana producers, marijuana processors, marijuana wholesalers and marijuana retailers for purposes of producing, processing and selling marijuana and usable marijuana and medical grade cannabinoid products, cannabinoid concentrates and cannabinoid extracts. SB 1511 is scheduled for a work session with the Joint Committee on Marijuana Legalization today at 1:00 p.m. in Hearing Room 343.
The core of the third marijuana bill contains a LUCS/TPM/Farm package trade-off that AOC provided input on to deal with land use and time, place and manner (TPM) issues. As of Thursday the bill had seen its seventh draft. The bill exempts certain applicants for license to produce marijuana from the requirement that a land use compatibility statement (LUCS) be obtained, modifies certain laws related to county and city regulation of marijuana business entities, provides for expungement of marijuana-related crimes if the penalty for the crime has been reduced to a penalty for which the crime may be expunged, and declares an emergency, effective on passage. SB 1598 is scheduled for a public hearing with the Joint Committee on Marijuana Legalization today at 1:00 p.m. in Hearing Room 343.