Too much weed? Oregon’s got a marijuana surplus and officials aren’t happy

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A recent study by Nielsen found states that have legalized recreational marijuana sales are selling more snack foods.
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Five years after Oregon legalized recreational marijuana, its lawmakers now are trying to rein in production, fearing the state’s big weed surplus will tempt some licensed businesses to sell their products out of state or on the illegal market.

Such diversions could invite a crackdown from the federal government and cast a pall over the legal pot industry. Last year, the U.S. attorney for the District of Oregon put the state on notice when he announced that curbing interstate trafficking was his top cannabis law enforcement priority. 

Licensed growers have spent thousands of dollars on compliance and don’t want to risk their businesses by selling illegally, said Michael Getlin, founder of a 15,000-square-foot cannabis farm in Oregon City.

... read more at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/07/12/oregon-legalized-recreational-marijuana-now-fears-weed-pot-surplus/1703278001/

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