Ante for rulemaking on Oregon pot: $600,000

Oregonians legalized marijuana on Nov. 4, 2014

The Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Oct. 14, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
The Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Oct. 14, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon lawmakers will consider a request next week for nearly $600,000 to get started making rules for legal marijuana.

By one state estimate, regulating recreational pot will eventually require up to 30 workers and a two-year budget of $6.4 million.

The Oregonian reports the state Liquor Control Commission is seeking approval for four initial positions: a program manager, two policy analysts and a public affairs staffer.

The commission says time is short – the measure Oregon voters approved last month goes into effect July 1.

The request will be considered by a subcommittee Monday and go before the Emergency Board Wednesday. The board is made up of legislative leaders who can allocate money from a contingency fund when the Legislature isn’t in session.

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