State lawmakers are in the weeds (sorry) over how to fine-tune the state's voter-approved laws on legalized marijuana.
One debate seems to be ending: Oregon will have "dry" cities and counties that outlaw any weed sales—recreational or medical. (Already, 146 cities and 26 counties have barred medical sales.)
But as first reported in this morning's Murmurs, lawmakers are already devising a way to drive around that resistance.
"Don't think this will keep your citizens from being able to get their medicine," Sen. Floyd Prozanski (D-Eugene), a longtime supporter of legal weed, warned city and county lobbyists at a May 11 legislative hearing.
Prozanski wants to deal with pot deserts by authorizing marijuana delivery services to reach patients in any areas off-limits to dispensaries and retail stores.
"I will do anything in my power to make sure they keep their medicine," Prozanski said, "even if it means delivery services into the counties and into the cities."
Leaders of the House-Senate committee on marijuana like the idea.
Says co-chairwoman Rep. Ann Lininger (D-Lake Oswego): "It's like Meals on Wheels for marijuana."