To streamline the impending retail marijuana market for medicinal as well as recreational marijuana, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission has all but convinced the state legislature that it’s best to combine the two – Medical and Recreational marijuana sales under one roof. OLCC representatives say it’ll be easier and more cost effective to keep track of sales and who is supplying wholesale marijuana to minimize, of not eliminate, black market sources.
But a major issue is that OLCC’s tight “seed to sale” marijuana tracking system won’t be ready to activate until the latter half of NEXT YEAR. And that may raise more than a few eyebrows at DEA and other federal government anti-drug agencies who have said repeatedly that they won’t intervene as long as a black market doesn’t swell in the meantime. Sounds like the very definition of a tightrope.
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