SALEM, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon Senate special committee implementing the state’s marijuana rules has passed a bill that would impose a variety of new restrictions on medical marijuana. The measure tightens regulations on the medical marijuana industry, such as limiting the number of plants growers can have.
The Senate Special Committee on Implementing Measure 91 also agreed Monday on a provision that allows local governments to ban medical marijuana dispensaries within their jurisdictions. A joint legislative committee overseeing legal marijuana deadlocked last week over the question of local control. In response to the impasse, the Senate president named the five senators who sat on the joint committee to a Senate-only special committee last week. The bill passed the committee on a 5-0 vote and heads to the Senate floor.