Joint committee ready to make rules for Oregon marijuana

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon voters have spoken on marijuana legalization, and now it’s time for legislators to have their say.

Though the legislative session starts next month, lawmakers have already submitted more than a dozen bills dealing with marijuana.

Many more are expected as the state tries to design a retail market and regulatory system that avoids problems seen in Washington and Colorado, the first states to allow recreational pot use.

Many early bills aim to protect children. Senate Bill 145 would require marijuana retailers to post warnings about the effects of pot on pregnant women. Two other bills aim to keep retailers from setting up shop near schools.

Other hot topics figure to include how to keep edibles away from kids and whether to allow local taxes on top of state taxes.

More on Oregon:

-Editorial piece regarding merging
medical and recreational programs

-Meet the man behind Oregon’s new legal pot market

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