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Dispatches from public radio's correspondent at the Oregon Legislature. This is a venue for political and policy coverage of the state government in Salem and its impact on the people of Oregon.

Legislative Panel To Consider Possible Changes To Oregon Marijuana Law

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Austin Jenkins
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Northwest News Network
A panel of Oregon lawmakers will consider changes to the voter-approved law that legalized marijuana in the state.

A panel of Oregon lawmakers will take a first look Wednesday at changes to Measure 91 -- the voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana.

Possible changes include who can tax marijuana and how much people can possess.

Some lawmakers as well as Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber have suggested that Measure 91 allows people to have too much marijuana in their home and they’re saying that they’re going to propose a lower limit before the law goes into effect in July.

Of course, Measure 91 advocates say that Oregon voters approved the possession limits at their current levels and they don’t see the need to change it.

One of the lawmakers heading the panel said she visited Colorado last week and met with that state’s “marijuana czar.”

Colorado and Washington are the only states where recreational marijuana use is currently legal.