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Oregon Bill curbs marijuana accessories

February 15, 2017

State Representative Hack Introduces Legislation to Keep Marijuana Paraphernalia Out of the Hands of Kids
Oregon Representative Jodi Hack
Press Release,

State Representative Jodi Hack (R-Salem) introduced House Bill 2556 which would allow only licensed marijuana dispensaries to sell marijuana paraphernalia and only to those over the age of 21.

“A constituent shared with me the struggles he was having with his underage son smoking marijuana, which inspired me to submit this legislation. Marijuana paraphernalia can be bought at gas stations, mini marts and stores that sell tobacco. Kids will often purchase the paraphernalia under the premise of using it to smoke tobacco. Marijuana paraphernalia should not be accessible to our children,” said Rep. Hack.

House Bill 2556 would change the law so that only licensed marijuana dispensaries could sell marijuana paraphernalia. To discourage unauthorized sales House Bill 2556 would make it a Class A violation punishable with a fine up to $2000.

Rep. Hack represents House District 19, which includes the communities of Salem, Aumsville and Turner.

This press release and an archive of previous press releases issued by Rep. Hack’s office are available on the web at: www.oregonlegislature.gov/hack

  
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Chanda Gunter February 23, 2017

This bill is to broadly written and will cause a lot of harm to many small businesses here in Oregon. It is already illegal to sell these products to people under the age of 21. If you limit where people can legally buy it you will harm many businesses who don’t have OLCC licenses because they don’t sell cannabis products only “paraphernalia”. This will also severely damage Oregons’ thriving glass blowing industry. And the sad part is that it won’t curtail underage smoking in any way. This would be as effective as limiting the sale of cups and glasses to those over the age of 21 and limiting the purchase places to liquor stores, would be to stopping under age drinking. This biggest deterrent is good parenting and teaching kids what the effects of imbibing are to their developing bodies.

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