Patridge to discuss marijuana, alcohol on U.S. tour

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Klamath County District Attorney and O.L.C.C. chair Rob Patridge heads out on a national speaking tour next week, focusing on alcohol and marijuana regulation.

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission Chair will be speaking in Michigan, Washington D.C., and Austin, Texas.

“There’s a lot of interest nationwide in what’s going on here in Oregon.”  Notes Patridge.  “Not only on the alcohol side, but on the marijuana side.”

Patridge points out that marijuana regulation is a hot topic nationally…

“There are 5 states across the country right now that have recreational marijuana on the November ballot – and there are 2 states that are thinking about adding medicinal marijuana.”

Patridge will be speaking to an international association of distillers, the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association, and an assembly of legislators.

“One of the topics that I have to speak on is, ‘should marijuana be regulated like alcohol.”  Stated Patridge.

Sales of recreational marijuana became legal in Oregon in July of 2015, though individual counties have the option not to allow those sales.

Patridge’s tour will extend through the end of next week.

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