Oregon legislators could write marijuana law

Oregon legislators could write marijuana law

Oregon's House is talking about referring its own marijuana legalization measure instead of waiting on a ballot measure in 2014.

House minority leader Rep. Mike McLane, R-Powell Butte, said Wednesday that Speaker Tina Kotek, D-Portland, spoke with him about her concern that if lawmakers don’t write their own proposal, then Oregon voters could pass a measure that’s both legally confusing and lacks sufficient oversight.

“The speaker has indicated to me that we run that risk if we do nothing.”

Read more at The Register-Guard.