Glut of marijuana in Oregon is cautionary tale, experts say

GILLIAN FLACCUS

PORTLAND, Ore. — When Oregon lawmakers created the nation ’s legal marijuana program, they had one goal in mind above all else: to convince illegal pot growers to leave the black market.

That meant low barriers for entering the industry that also targeted long-standing medical marijuana growers, whose product isn’t taxed. Because of this, weed production boomed — with a bitter consequence.

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Released at Fri, 01 Jun 2018 03:04:57 +0000

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