Oregon lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow state officials to pause cannabis cultivation licensing, but industry groups are asking legislators to expand this moratorium to include licensing for wholesalers, processors and retailers, according to a KGW8 report.

House Bill 4016 would give the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) the authority to refuse to issue new cannabis cultivation licenses “based on the supply of and demand for marijuana,” KGW8 reported.

The OLCC had this power until this year under a 2019 law that was enacted in response to market oversupply conditions, according to the news outlet.

Now, the coalition of industry groups is asking lawmakers to reauthorize the moratorium and expand it to other license types due to oversaturation in the market.

Oregon’s 2022 legislative session kicked off this week