PORTLAND — The Oregon Cannabis Commission will discuss bills passed during the recent legislative session that are related to the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program.

The quarterly public meeting is Wednesday, March 21 from 1-4 p.m. in Conference Room 1B at the State Office Building, 800 N.E. Oregon St., Portland. Those interested in the meeting who can’t attend may join in a conference call line by dialing 1-877-848-7030, Access code 753428.

Other agenda items include overviews of subgroup communications, plans for a listening tour, action items based on legislative dates and public comment.

The commission was established during the 2017 legislative session though HB 2198. Members include the state public health officer or their designee and an eight-member panel appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate.

It’s focus includes determining future governance of the OMMP, steps to address research on cannabis in areas of public health and safety policies, horticultural, medical and pharmacopoeia best practices. In addition, they provide advice to the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission regarding statutes governing medical and retail cannabis.

For more information, visit www.healthoregon.org/cannabiscommission. For questions, contact Shannon McFadden at 971-673-3181 or shannon.m.mcfadden@state.or.us.

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