As we’ve mentioned elsewhere, US Lawyer Common Jeff Periods has been sending out intimidating letters to the Governors of cannabis-friendly states. In his letter to Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Mr. Periods targeted vital consideration on a current draft report created by the Oregon State Police that raised considerations about Oregon’s success in complying with the Cole Memorandum tips. Luckily, Governor Brown is having none of it. In her August 22, 2017 response, Governor Brown meets Mr. Periods head on with a easy message: “It is very important perceive that this draft report does not (and admittedly doesn’t purport to), mirror the ‘on the bottom’ actuality in Oregon in 2017. This doc was initially meant to offer a baseline understanding of the state of issues associated to marijuana in Oregon previous to legalization. In fact, such a baseline offers little perception into the effectiveness of Oregon’s post-legalization regulatory measures aimed toward Cole Memorandum compliance.”
Governor Brown then notes that the leaked draft report was not prepared for primetime and “required vital further work and revision, as a result of the info was inaccurate and the closely extrapolated conclusions have been incorrect.” Particularly Governor Brown notes that the draft report depends on “an assortment of random weblog and newspaper articles that ought to hardly type the idea of knowledgeable coverage dialogue.” (you wound me Governor!) In different phrases, Mr. Periods, your sourcing is dangerous and it is best to really feel dangerous.
After completely dismantling the Lawyer Common’s assumptions, Governor Brown outlines Oregon’s current legislative efforts to make sure Oregon is on the forefront of common sense hashish regulation:
- Oregon has already carried out seed to sale monitoring for all leisure hashish, and on Might 30, 2017 Oregon Senate Invoice 1057 expanded the seed to sale monitoring to the medical regime as nicely.
- On August 21, 2017 Oregon Senate Invoice 302 expanded felony penalties for hashish crimes, and “makes it simpler to prosecute the illegal imports and export of marijuana merchandise, a provision particularly aimed toward stopping diversion of marijuana throughout Oregon’s borders.”
- Oregon already has the “most strong resting regime of any state to legalize marijuana.”
Governor Brown finishes her letter to Periods by explaining that she is “assured that Oregon’s regulated market, coupled with our enforcement work, will serve to make sure compliance with the Cole Memorandum” and by inviting additional dialogue with the Lawyer Common and the Division of Justice.
Your transfer Mr. Periods.