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Monday, July 15, 2013

The Oregon Legislature approved new regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries, part of a larger effort to legitimize hundreds of dispensaries that are currently operating in a legal gray area.

Under the new system, a patient gives a grower or caregiver permission to take excess marijuana to a dispensary, which will reimburse the grower for the expense of cultivating the plant and distributing the pot.

In a new twist on the current system, growers will also be able to charge for their labor. Specifically, "transferring, handling, securing, insuring, testing, packaging and processing usable marijuana and immature marijuana plants and the cost of supplies, utilities and rent or mortgage."

Read more at KATU.

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