The OCA writes..

The Oregon Cannabis Equity Act (HB 3112) provides an opportunity for Oregon to pass the most comprehensive, holistic approach to cannabis equity in the United States.

HB 3112 will focus cannabis tax dollars and other relevant funds into repairing the damages done to Black and Brown communities by providing business opportunities and support and meeting housing, education, and health care needs.

CHIEF SPONSORS:

REP. RICKI RUIZ | REP. AKASHA LAWRENCE SPENCE | REP. JULIE FAHEY | REP. KARIN POWER

 

SPONSORS:

REP. JANELLE BYNUM | REP. MAXINE DEXTER | SEN. LEW FREDRICK | SEN. KAYSE JAMA | REP. PAM MARSH | REP. MARK MEEK | REP. ZACH HUDSON | REP. KHAHN PHAM

As Oregon continues to see growth in the recreational cannabis market, the Oregon Cannabis Equity Act provides an opportunity for Oregon to pass the most comprehensive, holistic approach to cannabis equity in the United States. This Act focuses on widespread reinvestment in the communities that have been hurt most by racial profiling and the War on Drugs – Black, Indigenous and Latina/o/x communities.

Passage of the Oregon Cannabis Equity Act would focus cannabis tax dollars and other relevant funds into repairing the damages done to Black and brown communities by providing business opportunities and support and meeting housing, education, and health care needs. The act also enacts free, automatic expungement of eligible cannabis crimes for everyone eliminating the hurdles that have kept 20,000+ Oregonians from expunging their cannabis record.

Want to do more? We are collecting written testimony for Thursday’s hearing, as well as Sponsor funds to help pass the legislation. Contact us to find out more:
The OCA has been proudly supporting the Cannabis Equity Act as part of an industry-wide coalition effort. The bill has a hearing this Thursday, and we need to rally as much community support for the bill by then.
Here’s what you can do to help:
Sign the petition to urge the Oregon Legislature and Governor to pass and implement HB 3112.

 

Here’s the Bill as introduced

 

Introduced