Sen. Golden (D, SD-3) and a small panel will be holding a zoom town hall discussing his proposed bill that would postpone new licenses for hemp production until April 2024, alongside a similar moratorium on THC marijuana licenses. Then they will want to hear your views on this question: Should Oregon temporarily stop issuing new licenses for growing hemp?
Register for this town hall here.
The bill he will be talking about is SB 1564 which would expand the membership and scope of work of the HB 3000 task force, created last session to tackle a host of hemp-related issues, asking it for proposals to deal effectively with the illegal grows over time. It would also institute a two-year moratorium on new licenses for hemp cultivation (they already imposed a moratorium on new THC/marijuana licenses, which another bill would extend to match the timeline his bill proposes for hemp).
Word has it that some farming interests are dead-set against a hemp moratorium.
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Date(s) - 02/02/2022