Dispensaries approved, details remain elusive

Dispensaries approved, details remain elusive

Dispensaries approved, details remain elusive

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by NIGEL DUARA Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on July 14, 2013 at 9:36 AM

Updated Sunday, Jul 14 at 1:14 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The law allowing medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon comes with more than a few unanswered questions.

Advocates say the system will work by legitimizing state dispensaries that are already operating in a legal gray area. Gov. John Kitzhaber is expected to sign the bill, passed by the Oregon House on July 6.

Opponents, including Rep. Andy Olson, say the bill allows growers to set their own prices, which will lead to widespread abuse of the medical-marijuana system.

The new system will operate by allowing growers to be reimbursed for pot by dispensaries, which will then charge patients. Supporters of the bill say the market will set the appropriate prices for growers' labor and other costs.

The law is set to go into effect in March.
 

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