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Committee drafting medical marijuana rules considers testing, fees and security

October 21, 2013 Updated: September 9, 2020

The Oregonian – The panel charged with crafting rules for the state’s medical marijuana retail industry continues to grapple with complex policy questions on security, whether municipalities can opt out of the dispensary law and cannabis testing. The group, which met Friday for the second time, also discussed potential fees, which are supposed to cover the cost of enforcing program rules. Rob Bovett, the Lincoln County District Attorney, suggested dispensary operators pay an application fee of $1,000 and an annual licensing fee of $5,000. The committee on Friday did not settle on a final recommendation. The group is expected to wrap up its work by Dec. 1.