Anonymous said: what parts of it don't you like?
1. The law offers no protection for cannabis users in the workplace, even though cannabis and alcohol will have the same legal status in Oregon. Nobody should be denied a job because of what legal things they do on their own time, weather it be booze, ganja, or prescription medications.
2. The law diverts wayyyy too much money to law enforcement. I’d rather have that money go to drug education, or the general fun to pay for shit like roads and bridges.
3. The law doesn’t allow people to make “homemade concentrates.” I think this part of the law was intended to keep people from making butane - based hash oil at home and blowing shit up, and I’m fine with outlawing that. But there are many ways to make hash at home that don’t involve flammable things and are perfectly safe. You can buy grinders that separate the kief from the plant material, and that kief could easily be called a “concentrate.” A little more clarification would be nice.
All that being said, I like the fact that the law allows personal cultivation (unlike Washington) and I like that the businesses here would be allowed to vertically integrate (AKA a licensed grow operation can also be a licensed retail outlet or processor. In Washington, growers, processors, and retail outlets all have to be separate, and are taxed separately). Also the tax on cannabis is quite a bit lower then in Colorado or Washington, which means the legal market here might be able to actually undercut the black market. Overall I like the law and I’m confident that we can make it better in the future.