SB 218C Limits marijuana production license

VOTE: NO – Gov Brown Signed into Law

Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/SB218
This bill authorizes Oregon Liquor Control Commission to refuse to issue initial marijuana production licenses based on supply of and demand for marijuana.

Sunsets authority on January 2, 2022.

Fiscal Responsibility
Overreach socialism move to artificially limit the growth of the marijuana industry to benefit existing producers. The bill was to counter a glut of marijuana on the market. Many marijuana growers have complained that the market is saturated, and prices are so low that they can’t make a profit unless they are willing to sell marijuana illegally across state lines.

Limited Government
It isn’t governments job to limit entry into the business market.  Requires Oregon Liquor Control Commission to process marijuana production license applications received on or before June 15, 2018 and that have submitted a land use compatibility statement within 21 days of the effective date of the measure.

Free Markets
The market should be allowed to self-regulate even if that means growers struggle in the near term due to competition.

Comments

  1. David T Eckhardt says:

    I was never in favor of making this drug legal in the first place. That being said the Government should stay out of it. Let the chips fall where they will. If the pushers can’t make a dime so be it. It looks like they want to keep people stoned and stupid. Believe me when I say we have too many stoned stupid people already. Seems like too many are in Salem.

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