THOUSANDS OF OREGON’S MEDICAL MARIJUANA PRODUCERS MAY BE FORCED TO CHANGE THEIR OPERATIONS, AFTER FAILING TO FILE PAPERWORK WITH THE STATE. THE OREGON MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM GAVE GROWERS UNTIL DECEMBER FIRST TO NOTIFY THE STATE WHETHER THEY WANTED TO REGISTER AS RECOGNIZED MEDICAL MARIJUANA PRODUCERS. HOWEVER, AS OF DECEMBER 15TH, AROUND 15,000 PRODUCERS FAILED TO RESPOND. NBC 5 SAYS THAT MANY GROWERS SAY IT’S HARD TO KEEP UP WITH THE CHANGING RULES. OMMP OFFICIALS BELIEVE ONE REASON THE NUMBER IS SO HIGH, IS BECAUSE PRODUCERS MAY BE PLANNING ON REGISTERING WITH THE OLCC INSTEAD.