With Oregon having a surplus of marijuana, it may come as no surprise that the Oregon Senate has moved forward with a plan to limit the state’s supply of legal recreational marijuana.
On Monday, Oregon lawmakers had voted 18-10 to freeze marijuana productions at current levels for the next two years.
This means Oregon will not be issuing new production licenses to marijuana growers. Current growers however will be able to renew their licenses.
According to Sen. Michael Dembrow (D-Portland) the state produces so much marijuana that Oregon has enough of the drug to last it for the next 6.5 years. The surplus of the drug has resulted in prices falling.
The measure will now go to the House for consideration.