Oregon Anticipates Interstate Marijuana Commerce
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Oregon Anticipates Interstate Marijuana Commerce

The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced a bill empowering the governor to enter into agreements with other states for cannabis transactions.

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April 9, 2019

SALEM, Ore. — It may seem like a pipe dream now, but Oregon lawmakers are anticipating the federal government legalizing, or at least tolerating, the interstate transfer of marijuana.

The Senate Judiciary Committee moved forward a bill this week empowering the governor to enter into agreements with other states for such transactions. The bill, which was completely rewritten in an amendment, goes to the Senate floor for a vote.

Unlike the original bill, the new version specifies that it would not be operative until federal law is amended to allow for the interstate transfer of marijuana, or the U.S. Department of Justice issues an opinion or memorandum allowing or tolerating it.

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