Oregon rolls out its new recreational cannabis market, but the pro-pot groups say that the state regulations are already smothered producers and traders.
The regulations, implemented. Oct. 1, mandate the most rigorous pre-sale testing requirements of a regulated cannabis market in the United States. The rules for dispensaries, growers and who transfers marijuana for ultimate sale to consumers guidelines for pot marking, transferring, packaging, testing, and limits.
Don Morse, owner of the Human collective, a Portland dispensary, said his business has suffered from the new regulations. The company has the dismissal of five employees since October and struggling to maintain his supply of marijuana products.
“We went from a series of tests, which seemed to be effective, where no one is hurt, where we are today, where the shelves are empty,” said Morse, who also serves as Director of the Oregon Cannabis Business Council, an industry trade group.
While the marijuana advocates offers a comprehensive introduction to the leisure retail market, the launch of reservations expressed to the industry the ability to comply with the stricter rules, which will be accompanied.
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