Advocates want ‘common consumption spaces’ for cannabis in Oregon



Advocates for legal marijuana say there’s a big loophole in the current Oregon law: while it is legal to consume under certain guidelines, the law doesn’t create a place where people can legally and safely do that.

That’s why the co-founders of a Portland coalition, along with Oregon Sen. Lew Frederick, want to pass legislation to create “common consumption spaces” for cannabis.

“We’ve been fighting for the same rights that brewers and wineries have had for a long time,” Sam Chapman, co-founder of the New Revenue Coalition, said.

Chapman said there are several models for how this could work, including legalizing consumption at farm tours, creating new stand-alone cafes, or even separate spaces at licensed retailers.


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