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WIRE: New Oregon law prevents landlords from discriminating against medical cannabis patients

Salem, OR — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, has signed legislation, Senate Bill 970, prohibiting landlords from taking discriminatory action against those who either use medical cannabis or possess cannabis-related convictions.

The measure states that a landlord may not take into consideration an applicant’s “status as a medical marijuana patient” or whether they have a “conviction based solely on the use or possession of marijuana.”

The new law takes effect on January 1, 2020.

For more information, contact Carly Wolf, NORML State Policies Coordinator, at (202) 483-5500.

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