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OLCC Looking To Oregonians On How To Regulate Pot

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The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will be in charge of managing the State's upcoming recreational marijuana market. The agency is seeking input on how the law should work.

OLCC Commissioners and staff will be traveling across Oregon later this month asking local communities about how they want to see pot regulated. About 10 thousand people have already commented through an online survey. Some of the issues include advertising restrictions and accessibility to the product. Karynn Fish is a spokeswoman for the OLCC.

Fish: "A lot of people have strong feelings about the initiative and how they want it to look in their communities. Everyone seems to agree that we want to keep children safe, we want our communities to be safe, and we want to regulate the market in a way that limits the illegal market."

Fish says the OLCC has been looking at how Colorado and Washington have been implementing their pot laws. Some of the issues Oregon communities raise will also be addressed in the Legislature. Recreational marijuana use will be legal July 1st.

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