MILWAUKIE, OR -- The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has approved preliminary rules for the state's recreational marijuana industry once it's fully operational next year. The guidelines track every aspect, from seed to sale, of the newly legal pot industry, beginning in January.
Two of the most controversial rules involve production limits for growers and residency and ownership restrictions for marijuana businesses. Some state lawmakers don't like a requirement that limits majority ownership of pot businesses to Oregon residents, limiting out of state investors. They are concerned some requirements could stifle growth. Some of these issues could be addressed in the next Legislative session.
Other rules approved Thursday limit the size of growing operations and prohibit medical and recreational stores under one roof. The on-site use of marijuana will also be prohibited, and deliveries will face stiff restrictions.