Oregon, Awash in Cannabis, Looks to Curb Production
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Oregon, Awash in Cannabis, Looks to Curb Production

Lawmakers are moving to give the state leeway to deny new licenses based on supply and demand.

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May 31, 2019

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon is awash in cannabis, glutted with so much legal marijuana that if growing were to stop today, it could take more than six years by one estimate to smoke or eat it all.

Now, the state is looking to curb production.

Five years after voters legalized recreational cannabis, lawmakers are moving to give the Oregon Liquor Control Commission more leeway to deny new cannabis-growing licenses based on supply and demand.

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