Oregon Senate Passes Licensed Interstate Transfer Bill

Oregon Senate Passes Licensed Interstate Transfer Bill

The Oregon State Senate today approved a bill that would set the stage for cannabis sales between legal states. Senate Bill 582 allows Oregon’s governor to enter into agreements with other states for the licensed interstate transfer of cannabis as soon as the federal government, which has long banned interstate trade in cannabis, indicates that such transactions would no longer be subject to prosecution under federal law.

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Breaking news! Oregon export bill advances!

Breaking news! Oregon export bill advances!

This morning, the Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee sent Oregon’s cannabis export bill (SB 582) to the floor on a bipartisan 5-2 vote. The vote brings Oregon one step closer to being the first state to lay the groundwork for the licensed interstate transfer of cannabis to other legal states.

From the Portland Business Journal:

A bill that would allow Oregon cannabis to be sold outside the state — pending federal approval — passed a legislative committee Wednesday.

Senate Bill 582 comes in response to an Oregon cannabis glut that has sent prices plummeting and raised fears that growers could turn to lucrative illegal out-of-state markets.

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To Discuss Oversupply, We Must Discuss Export

To Discuss Oversupply, We Must Discuss Export

Oversupply and illicit cannabis production are interconnected problems, but to address either, we must recognize that Oregon and California are natural producer-states, that with normalized markets our cannabis is a bounty, not a problem, and that interstate export - and soon - is the answer that everyone is looking for.

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New York Governor Cuomo Looking for Legalization Plan – He Should Look West

New York Governor Cuomo Looking for Legalization Plan – He Should Look West

Federal prohibition is dying, but it could still take three years, or five years, or seven years to make it official.  In the meantime, there is no reason for the federal government to prevent legal states from moving product between their tracking systems via licensed distributors.  Allowing states like Oregon and California to send their excess product into other legal markets, while eliminating the need for newly legal states like New York to create even more redundant production capacity, and will go a long way towards reducing the flow of cannabis into illicit markets.

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