Growers in Oregon Talk Testing, Recreational Cannabis

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Several dozen medical marijuana growers and producers met Wednesday to talk through a range of industry issues, from testing to politics to the state’s new recreational cannabis law.

The group is part of Oregon Grower’s PAC, a political action committee formed earlier this year to help advance the legal marijuana industry in the state.

Criminal defense attorney Amy Margolis, who formed the group, stressed to those gathered Wednesday that “We need to demonstrate that people in the industry look like everyone else,” according to The Oregonian.

Testing was also a big issue, with growers complaining about inconsistencies and high costs, the newspaper reported.

The group plans to share its ideas and concerns about marijuana regulations and policy with members of the state Legislature and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, which is charged with heading up the recreational cannabis measure passed by voters in November.