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