Senate bill would provide a legal venue for renters and tourists to consume marijuana.

SALEM — Smoking lounges could still be the next trend for Oregon’s recreational marijuana market under a controversial state Senate bill in the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Marijuana Regulation.

Proponents say cannabis smoking lounges would stimulate tourism and give renters a place to legally smoke.

The recreational marijuana law, passed by voters in 2014, has created a conundrum for renters and tourists, proponents say. The law prohibits public consumption of marijuana but allows it in a private residence. 

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