Oregon OKs medical cannabis deliveries in banned areas, raises buy limits

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Oregon regulators will allow medical marijuana to be delivered to patients who live in areas of the state where licensed cannabis activity is prohibited and also increase the daily purchase limits for MMJ cardholders.

The rules approved by the state Liquor Control Commission go into effect Dec. 28, according to the Statesman Journal.

The commission also increased the amount of medical cannabis that cardholders can buy during a single shopping trip to 8 ounces.

Here’s some background:

  • Officials had limited the purchase amount to 1 ounce in August on suspicion that MMJ was being purchased for illegal means.
  • That came as part of a wave of actions from regulators concerned that Oregon’s oversupplied licensed marijuana program was leading to legally grown cannabis being sold on the black market and in other states.
  • Commission spokesman Mark Pettinger said advocates and patients voiced concerns about rules that limited access to medical marijuana. In some cases, caregivers had to travel outside restricted areas to buy medical marijuana.

Associated Press and Marijuana Business Daily