OHA to host hearing on proposed permanent rules for medical marijuana

weed pot marijuanaMedford, Ore. — The Oregon Health Authority is holding a series of hearings to get public input on proposed permanent rules for the state’s medical marijuana program. But the changes have some medical marijuana patients and growers concerned. Some of the changes include 8 foot fences, and security cameras with high resolution footage, and that’s not sitting well with small growers who only serve a few patients.

The public hearing will be at the Medford Library Tuesday, January 27th, to discuss the proposed rules for the program.

Some say the new rules will make it impossible for small farmers to grow.

“It’s against what 850,000 voters voted for a year ago,” medical marijuana grower and patient Scott Diesel says, “they voted to retain the current medical marijuana laws and thats not what they’re doing.”

Tere Knight who grows for one patient says, “this is about patients and their medicine, we’re talking about cancer patients, glaucoma patients, patients with MS.”

“They can’t all afford to go to a dispensary and pay very high prices for their medicine.”

There will be a protest of the proposed rules before the hearing tomorrow at 9am,  with the OHA hearing scheduled for 9:30am.

If you’d like to see the 100 page document detailing the proposed rules you can click HERE.


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