Oregon bill to allow marijuana social use lounges hits dead end

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A measure to legalize cannabis social consumption lounges in Oregon will not move forward, according to an industry advocate.

The last major legislative action taken on Senate Bill 639 was a public hearing before the Senate Committee on Business and General Government at the end of February.

Since then, the deadline to vote the bill out of committee passed.

Sam Chapman, legislative director for the New Revenue Coalition, the group backing the bill, said it is “100% dead,” according to the Salem Statesman Journal.

An initiative petition submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office in March may allow Oregon residents to vote on legalizing cannabis social consumption cafes in the November 2020 election.

– Associated Press