Oregon Senate OKs Move Toward Interstate Cannabis Commerce

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Senate took a step Wednesday to set the stage for future interstate cannabis commerce.

Senate Bill 582 – which passed the Senate on a 19-9 vote  – authorizes the governor to make agreements related to coordinating and enforcing licensed marijuana-related businesses with other states, in addition to other interstate commerce matters.

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The bill only takes effect if federal law regarding cannabis is amended to allow for interstate marijuana commerce or the United States Department of Justice issues an opinion or memorandum stating it will allow or tolerate interstate marijuana transfer.

“Oregon is a trailblazer, and this is another way that we can lead the nation regarding this relatively new legal industry,” said Sen. Floyd Prozanski (D-Eugene), who carried the bill to passage on the Senate floor

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