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Oregon Cannabis Equity Act Set for Hearing

The Oregon House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a second public hearing on HB 3112 for March 23rd at 1 p.m. So many people signed up to testify in support, Committee Chair JAnelle Bynum has scheduled a second chance for those who signed up earlier to testify.

The Committee has also set a work session to the bill in early April.

To watch the virtual hearing on March 23rd, go to
https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Committees/HJUD/2021-03-11-13-00/Agenda.

Chief sponsors of HB 3112 include Representatives Janelle Bynum, Ricki Ruiz, Mark Meek, Julie Fahey and Senators Lew Frederick and Kayse Jama. Current sponsors include Representatives Karin Power, Pam Marsh, Maxine Dexter, Zach Hudson and Khahn Pham.

For more information, please contact
Geoff Sugerman, 503-510-3704
Jeannette Ward Horton, 404-644-0319
Meghan Jones, 512-393-9072

HB3112 In the News

Oregon Lawmaker Introduces Social Equity Cannabis Bill

Oregon has traditionally been a socially conscious state, as well as one of the first states to allow legal cannabis. Now, House Bill 3112, or the Oregon Cannabis Equity Act, has been introduced into the legislature. This bill would make a point of ensuring that racial equity is considered when moving forward in the already-legal industry…

 

Read the full article at hightimes.com

Oregon Cannabis Social Equity Bill Introduced

Repairing the harm from decades of inequity from the War on Drugs is the goal of the Cannabis Social Equity Act introduced this week by a coalition of legislators in the Oregon State Legislature. HB 3112 is the culmination of months of work led by former State Rep. Akasha Lawrence Spencer including numerous cannabis companies, the NuLeaf Project, the Oregon Cannabis Association, the Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association, the City of Portland, Urban League, and law students from Willamette University.

 

Read the full article at newsbreak.com

Sen. Ron Wyden on the push for comprehensive cannabis reform in 2021

The three Democrats have all introduced cannabis reform legislation before, but there’s a difference this time: They’ve got real power in the U.S. Senate.

Chuck Schumer is majority leader, if by a slender margin, and Oregon’s Ron Wyden is chairman of the Finance Committee. With New Jersey’s Cory Booker, they’ve vowed to “put forward and advance” a comprehensive bill this year.

 

Read the full article at bizjournals.com

Will Oregon Do the Right Thing for People With Marijuana Convictions?

An important political initiative aims to right some of the wrongs of the War on Drugs in Oregon. Though the state fully legalized marijuana back in 2014—it went on to vote to decriminalize all drug possession in November 2020—it has failed to provide nearly 30,000 impacted residents with a straightforward way to remove their criminal records from past marijuana convictions…

 

Read the full article at filtermag.org
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Groundbreaking Oregon Cannabis Social Equity Bill Would Use Cannabis Tax Dollars to Repair Harms from the War on Drugs

Repairing the harm from decades of inequity from the War on Drugs is the goal of the Cannabis Social Equity Act introduced this week by a coalition of legislators in the Oregon State Legislature. House Bill (HB) 3112 is the culmination of months of work led by former State Rep. Akasha Lawrence Spence including numerous cannabis companies, the NuLeaf Project, the Oregon Cannabis Association, the Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association, the City of Portland, Urban League, and law students from Willamette University…

 

Read the full article on the weedblog.com

Oregon Lawmaker Introduces Social Equity Cannabis Bill

Oregon has traditionally been a socially conscious state, as well as one of the first states to allow legal cannabis. Now, House Bill 3112, or the Oregon Cannabis Equity Act, has been introduced into the legislature. This bill would make a point of ensuring that racial equity is considered when moving forward in the already-legal industry…

 

Read the full article at fldispensaries.com

Oregon Proposes Cannabis Social Equity Program

The Cannabis Equity PAC — a coalition of Oregon cannabis businesses, activists, and politicians — has announced the introduction of the Oregon Cannabis Social Equity Act, the group said in a press release.

HB 3112 would use cannabis tax dollars to help repair the damage done by the “War on Drugs.” Led by former state Rep. Akasha Lawrence-Spence, the group includes the NuLeaf Project, the Oregon Cannabis Association, the Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association, the City of Portland, Urban League, and law students from Willamette University…

 

Read the full article at cannabiscuits.com
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Oregon Proposes Cannabis Social Equity Program

A group of Oregon activists, business owners, and lawmakers have put forward the Oregon Cannabis Social Equity Act, which aims to use cannabis tax dollars to help repair damage done by the racist drug war…

 

Read the full article at ganjapreneur.com

Groundworks is proud Sponsor of Oregon Cannabis Equity Act

On all Groundworks websites in the next few weeks new logos proclaiming our company sponsorship and support of the Oregon Cannabis Equity Act are appearing. Now introduced as HB 3112, the bill is backed by a strong coalition of legislators, cannabis companies, organizations like the NuLeaf Project, Urban League of Portland, and many more. We at Groundworks are proud to be among the lead sponsors and have contributed both funds and staff time for this effort…

 

Read the full article at www.gw-ind.com

Gresham lawmaker Ricki Ruiz backs cannabis equity bill

A bill is making its way through Salem that would work to undo past charges for the possession and distribution of cannabis, while paving the way for more minority-owned businesses to join the industry…

 

Read the full article on the Portland Tribune website

Wana Brands Partners with NuLeaf Project to Propel Minority Participation

As part of its ongoing commitment to social equity in the cannabis industry, Wana Brands has joined Oregon’s NuLeaf Project to support the passage of the state legislature’s recently introduced Cannabis Equity Act (HB3112 2021). The partnership will also support the development of resources to help promote NuLeaf’s minority business accelerator program, which is working to build intergenerational success for Black and Brown people throughout the legal cannabis industry…

 

Read the full article on the MG Magazine website

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