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Oregon's medical marijuana program riddled with problems

Voters in Oregon approved a measure legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in 2014.

Posted: Jul 12, 2018 5:52 PM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon agency overseeing the state's legal medical marijuana industry admits in a report it has not effectively provided oversight of growers and others, creating opportunities for weed to be diverted into the highly profitable black market.

An internal review ordered by the director of the Oregon Health Authority showed that there were more than 20,000 grow sites across Oregon, and that in 2017 only 58 inspections were carried out.

The report says the medical marijuana program lacks enough inspectors, while the agency's tracking of growers and the pot they produce has been inadequate and inaccurate.

Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen said his agency is taking steps to maintain the integrity of Oregon's medical marijuana program.

Voters in Oregon approved a measure legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in 2014.

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