Oregon: SB408 – Cannabis Omnibus Bill – Passed and Signed Into Law By Gov. Kate Brown


Just in From The Oregon Retailers Of Cannabis Association A broad coalition of cannabis industry groups came together to work with the OLCC on common sense legislative updates to support business operations and protect public health and safety. SALEM, OR – On June 29, 2021, Governor Brown signed into law SB408, which Oregon lawmakers passed earlier this month. The bill, sponsored by Senator Floyd Prozanski, focuses on regulatory modernization for Oregon’s maturing cannabis industry. Unique for this bill is that it was crafted by a coalition of the major cannabis industry associations, working with the OLCC to meet the needs of the evolving market and update regulations created when the market was first legalized. This coalition effort speaks volumes for the matured growth of Oregon’s Cannabis industry. “The passing of SB 408 into law is a huge step towards overhauling and modernizing Oregon’s cannabis regulations – creating a better business environment for the industry. Its success is the direct result of the state’s largest trade associations coming together, creating a single legislative agenda, speaking with a unified voice, and lobbying the legislature and the OLCC as a coalition.” -Jesse Bontecou, Co-Director of the Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association (ORCA) “This represents the first major step toward aligning our state’s cannabis regulations with the changing reality of the industry and the priorities of Oregonians. We’re moving away from fear-based rules to those designed to help a modern industry succeed. Much is owed to the OLCC, the legislature, and the Governor’s office for engaging with us through this critical process. This is a great start.” Michael Getlin, Founder and Director, Oregon Industry Progress Association. Last year Oregon cannabis retail sales hit a record-breaking $1.1 billion, resulting in unprecedented tax revenue and job growth for our state. Despite record sales numbers, Oregon’s cannabis industry…

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