Oregon to boost law enforcement efforts against black-market cannabis

Oregon lawmakers have dedicated an extra $1.5 million to local law enforcement agencies to combat illegal cannabis businesses in poorer counties.

According to The Register-Guard, the move was largely in response to a summit last month hosted in Portland by a U.S. attorney who warned that if states don’t do more to combat the illicit trade, the federal government may “step up enforcement of federal anti-marijuana laws.”

“We have to do something about (black-market marijuana) to stave off federal intervention,” said Rob Bovett, an attorney for the Association of Oregon Counties, The Register-Guard reported.

Several counties that may receive portions of the funding include Josephine, Jackson, Curry, Coos and Douglas, all in southern Oregon.

One comment on “Oregon to boost law enforcement efforts against black-market cannabis
  1. Hastings RH on

    So how is there a black market if pot is legal? Oh yea it’s only legal if you’re a cronie working with crooked politicians

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