Lawmakers allocated OLCC implementation money to launch the tracking program during the 2018 session
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will ask state lawmakers during the 2019 session for $7 million in recreational pot taxes per biennium to help track medical marijuana.
Legislators appropriated money to start the tracking program; this money would be ongoing funding. Twenty-three positions have been authorized, which includes 16 inspectors, spokesman Mark Pettinger said.
In a statement to the Statesman Journal, OLCC Executive Director Steve Marks said, “Our regulatory role over cannabis — recreational and now medical — as well as additional oversight responsibilities for hemp has greatly expanded the work of our agency.
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