PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon medical marijuana advocates are acting as if the new attorney general is an old friend.
The Oregonian reports (bit.ly/Pwl5tB) that Ellen Rosenblum paid a visit Wednesday to the advisory committee of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program and got a warm reception, including a hug. Members used just her first name.
Pro-marijuana groups contributed heavily to her campaign.
The panel was created in 2005. Members said no attorney general had met with them.
The panel has been unsuccessful at influencing policy, such as adding post-traumatic stress disorder to the medical marijuana list or stopping a rise in patient fees.
Rosenblum told the members she couldn't make any promises about policy questions but said she'd meet with them again. She said she hoped there was a message in just her visit.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com