Oregon has a million pounds of extra bud. What a shame they can’t send it to Canada where provincial growers can’t keep up with the demand. A recent bill set to limit the amount of cannabis production in the state of Oregon did not see success. Oregon has a population of, wait for it, 4.19 million. It’s almost as if Oregon says it’s 4:19, got a minute? Oregon only has this amount of excess cannabis because of cannabis prohibition. Current US laws pertaining to cannabis do not allow the sale or distribution of cannabis to cross state lines even if they border another state that has legalized cannabis.
Multi State Transport Would Solve Many Issues
There is currently a bill that if passed would allow for interstate transportation of cannabis as long as the states it passes through has legal cannabis laws. This means if a state does not have legal medical or recreational cannabis that you would not be allowed to transport it through that state.
A law like this would allow Oregon to practically transport cannabis across the United States facilitating places that are not able to grow enough to meet the demands of their citizens. Law enforcement is currently having a hard-enough time trying to determine the difference between medical or recreational cannabis and another variety of the plant called hemp.
It would seem the easy solution to the problem would be to remove cannabis from the controlled substance act altogether. Allow states to determine how they choose to regulate cannabis. This would stop the problem of one place having too much and another place not having enough. It would also solve quality issues with cannabis products.
A Prime Example
People in Oregon are paying between $1 and $4 a gram for cannabis while people in places such as Oklahoma pay an average of $10 a gram or more. A pre-roll in Oregon can be scored for around five bucks or less. A pre-roll in Oklahoma typically runs about $17. Not to mention the quality of the cannabis grown in Oregon is much better than what is being currently grown and sold in places such as Oklahoma. $60 an ounce in Oregon versus $300 an ounce in Oklahoma, what price sounds better to you?
It is quite a shame that there is that much medicine just sitting when it could be benefiting people across the country.