Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum endorsed a bill that would legalize medical marijuana outlets.
Oregon already is home to a booming medical marijuana retail industry, where the state's estimated 53,000 patients can walk into a club or collective with cash and walk out with cannabis. Those establishments are not regulated or licensed by the state.
"These facilities operate in a climate of uncertain legality and the absence of a clear regulatory structure makes ensuring compliance with the law difficult," she wrote.
Rosenblum added that the bill would ensure that anyone with a valid Oregon medical marijuana card “will be able to obtain medical marijuana safely, predictably, promptly and legally.”
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