US: Cannabis industry expresses concerns over possible federal legalization

Oregon cannabis regulators are touring the state to hear from people in the marijuana industry. Among the biggest concerns? What happens when cannabis is legalized nationwide.

Many in the cannabis industry see federal legalization happening in the next few years, and want to be prepared. Over a hundred of them showed up at Southern Oregon University yesterday evening for a listening session held by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Fernando Cortes is a grower in Medford. While Oregon is growing far more marijuana than can be consumed in the state, he’s worried current production levels won’t meet future demand.

“Right now for a producer in Oregon. 100, 200, 300 pounds a month might seem like a lot,” He says, “But in a national market, it won’t be.”


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