Oregon has a “formidable” problem with marijuana overproduction and something has to be done, said the state’s top Federal Prosecutor.
Oregon has reportedly been producing approximately three times more cannabis than the actual amount people in the state can legally consume each year.
U.S. Attorney Billy Williams, on Feb. 2, said he wants to work with local leaders and people in the marijuana industry to solve the massive overproduction of marijuana that ends up on the black market.
The attorney wrote a column for a local newspaper, raising concerns that the rising surplus encourages crimes, money laundering and drug violence.
Officials need a, “bottom-line answer,” Williams said, on how much excess marijuana was being produced and how much of it ends up on the black market.