29 Jun Oregon Reducing Penalties For Most Marijuana-Related Offenses
Is it any worse to sell a teenager a joint than a six-pack of beer?
That question is at the heart of the debate in the Oregon Legislature over how far to go in lowering marijuana penalties now that voters have approved recreational use of the drug for adults.
Legislation is moving through Salem that would reduce penalties for a number of marijuana-related crimes so it is handled more like alcohol than an outlaw drug.
“We ought to treat marijuana as we treat beer and wine,” says Sen. Floyd Prozanski, D-Eugene, a key supporter of reducing marijuana crimes. “We’re seeing a change in how this particular substance should be viewed and how it would be regulated.” [Read more at the Portland Oregonian]
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