Oregon must include public health representatives in pot-regulation process (Oregon Live)
RACHEL O’BRYAN | November 22, 2014
Now that Oregon voters have passed Measure 91 legalizing recreational marijuana, the monumental task of regulating this industry begins. Constituents must remind their representatives that implementing regulations should put the needs of society as a whole before those of the marijuana industry.
This will be difficult. Oregon already has medical marijuana dispensaries. Unless action is taken, these established businesses will be the primary voice heard by lawmakers and regulators when crafting policies and regulations. Their interest is generating young, lifetime customers, not the greater good of the entire community.