Oregon Cannabis Commission Meets January 30 in Portland

Oregon Cannabis Commission

PORTLAND, Jan. 22, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – What: The quarterly public meeting of the Oregon Cannabis Commission

Agenda: Review and approve documents; identify key issues for the OCC to address (committee member input); identify key issues for the OCC to address (public input); establish highest priority goals based on key issues; identify next steps and needed resources; timeline, location, structure and length of meetings for rest of the year.

When: Tuesday, January 30, noon to 3 p.m. Public Comments will be taken during the agenda item on key issues for OCC to address, from 1:20 – 1:35 p.m. Comments will be a maximum of three minutes but may be reduced depending on the number of speakers. Public comment on the topic of identifying key issues may be emailed to Shannon.m.mcfadden@state.or.us as well.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Conference Room 1B (on the main floor of the building), 800 NE Oregon Street Portland. A conference call line is available at 877-848-7030, access code 753428.

Details: The Oregon Cannabis Commission was established in the 2017 legislative session though HB 2198. The commission consists of the state public health officer or the public health officer’s designee and an eight-member panel appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the senate. The commission is tasked with determining a possible framework for future governance of the Oregon Medical Marijuana program, steps to address research on cannabis in areas of public health policy and public safety policy, agronomic and horticultural best practices, and medical and pharmacopoeia best practices. Along with this, the commission advises the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission on the statutes governing medical and retail cannabis. For more information, see the commission’s web page.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

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Written materials in other languages
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If you need help or have questions, please contact Shannon McFadden at 971-673-3181, 711 TTY Shannon.m.mcfadden@state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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