Senate Bill 582 A, a bill that authorizes the governor to enter into an agreement with other states for purposes of interstate sales and transport between licensed marijauna businesses cleared the House on a 43-16 vote Tuesday, and now heads to the governor’s desk for her signature.

The bill comes as a product of a collaborative workgroup with various state stakeholders and representatives from the federal government. SB 582 A would only take effect if the federal government allows for interstate transfer of marijuana.

The bill positions the state of Oregon and counties to capitalize on this new legal market and be positioned to export the excess supply of marijuana from the state’s highly successful crops. Oregon currently has a six and a half year oversupply of marijuana. This bill will create a step for addressing the current and future surpluses.