Two Oregon Marijuana Bills Signed by Gov. Kate Brown

March 7, 2016

Gov. Kate Brown has signed two bills that make key changes to Oregon's recreational marijuana program, including one that removes a 2-year residency requirement for marijuana licensees and another that aims to draw small medical growers into the regulated system.

Brown signed Senate Bill 1598 and House Bill 4014. Senate Bill 1511, which allows dispensaries to sell marijuana-infused edibles and concentrates earlier than planned, and House Bill 4094, which allow banks and credit unions to deal with legal pot businesses without facing criminal liability, are awaiting her signature.

Here's a quick look at the two bills signed by the governor:

SB 1598 makes it easier for some medical marijuana growers to enter the regulated recreational market by removing a paperwork requirement when applying for a state recreational marijuana license.

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