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News Release
Oregon Cannabis Commission meets December 8 in Portland - 12/01/17

December 1, 2017

What: The first quarterly meeting of the Oregon Cannabis Commission as a newly established commission

Agenda: Presentation by the Oregon Department of Justice on commission ethics and communication; election of the chair; creation of bylaws; legislative report; meeting dates

When: Friday, Dec. 8, 1-3 p.m. There will be time allotted at the end of the meeting for public comment; comments are limited to three minutes.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 1E (first floor), 800 NE Oregon St., Portland

Background: 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, it will advise the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission on statutes governing medical and retail cannabis.

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