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Oregon and Washington: A Tale of Two Recreational Marijuana Laws

Oregon and Washington: A Tale of Two Recreational Marijuana Laws

By Hilary Bricken on August 28, 2014

Last week, I participated in The Oregonian’s Speaker Series (at The Bing Lounge in Portland) discussing what Oregon can learn from Washington’s marijuana legalization regime. A fitting time to dish on such a topic since the polls are indicating that Oregonians are ready to legalize recreational marijuana this fall via Initiative 91.

The intent and purpose of I-91 is to legalize, treat, and regulate marijuana like alcohol. Under I-91, Oregon’s Liquor Control Commission will oversee the State’s recreational marijuana program. And though the initiative shares some similarities with Washington’s recreational use regime, there are some notable (positive) differences between I-91 and I-502 (Washington’s recreational marijuana initiative), including the following:

http://www.cannalawblog.com/how-will-oregons-recreational-marijuana-marketplace-differ-from-washingtons/






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