The Oregon Senate Committee on Judiciary held a public hearing on 7 February where the lawmakers took a step forward and finally considered Bill 582, which would help make way for the state to export marijuana across adjoining states.
The bill would help create the possibility for cross-jurisdictional enforcement and coordination of marijuana to other states where pot is legal as well. This would help the state get a bit of relief from marijuana oversupply and increase its brand, said the cannabis advocates.
As the airspace is under federal regulation, the bill forbids the transport of marijuana specifically via air or by any other transportation means which are federally regulated. This would imply that marijuana would be transported only via roads and highways falling under local regulation.
Both, Floyd Prozanski, member of Oregon State Senate and Ken Helm, Representative of Oregon House District 34, are the chief sponsors of Bill 582. The two are lawyers themselves and are well-versed with the fact that shipping marijuana out of Oregon still remains to be illegal and a federal crime. As such, the bill is just the first step and an attempt to get ready when the Oregon lawmakers finally decide to make interstate marijuana trade legal.