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Oregon liquor commission told to limit marijuana edibles, ban home delivery services

By Noelle Crombie | The Oregonian/OregonLive

Oregon should ban marijuana delivery services, limit cannabis-infused edibles and impose strict limits on how those products are packaged and labeled, leading pediatricians, local public health officials and child welfare experts told a state commission Friday.

An estimated 130 people packed into an Oregon Liquor Control Commission hearing to vent broad concerns about marijuana legalization and press for changes to draft regulations issued last week.

The liquor commission, the agency charged with carrying out marijuana regulation, listened to three hours of testimony. The agency will accept additional written comments from the public through Oct. 21.

The commission is expected to vote on the draft rules on Oct 22. The rules would quickly go into effect so the agency can begin accepting applications for licenses in January.

The commission on Friday also heard from lawmakers serving on a legislative committee looking at marijuana implementation. In a letter to commission members, the four lawmakers said proposed requirements that would limit majority ownership of cannabis businesses to Oregon residents and restrict out-of-state investors from controlling the management of a marijuana company would stifle growth and investment in Oregon‘s cannabis industry.

Rob Patridge, chairman of the liquor commission, has said the rules are designed to support the growth of a marijuana industry run by Oregonians. Many marijuana industry representatives, however, say the rules will make it harder for them to get outside investors.



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