In 5 Weeks, the Most Progressive Cannabis Possession Law in the World Will take Effect

oregIn just five weeks, on Wednesday, July 1st, the possession and personal cultivation of cannabis will become legal in Oregon. The new law, which allows everyone 21 and older to possess up to half a pound of cannabis at a private residence (an ounce in public), will be the most progressive in the world in terms of how much cannabis an individual is allowed have in their possession.

To put it in perspective, if you’re caught with half a pound of cannabis in Washington State (anything over 40 grams), you can be charged with a class C felony, and imprisoned for up to five years (the same is true in Alaska). In Colorado, possessing half a pound is a misdemeanor with a potential year-long jail sentence.

Oregon’s new law will also allow individuals to cultivate up to four plants for personal use, and will authorized cannabis retail outlets to distribute the plant. These outlets will be regulated by the Oregon Liquor Commission, and are expected to open by summer, 2016, though some lawmakers are pushing to begin sales this year.

According to a study released in July by ECONorthwest, the price of cannabis under Measure 91 is likely to be the cheapest in the country, around $140 an ounce, far lower than the price of legal cannabis in Colorado and Washington.



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    • Anonymous on May 30, 2015 at 6:06 pm
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    No fun anymore. Read this all us

    • Anonymous on May 30, 2015 at 6:01 pm
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    Now its no fun.
    Read this if you vomit, have nausa, and the doctors find nothing wrong

    • Anonymous on May 29, 2015 at 6:19 pm
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    Pot should remain illegal

      • anon on May 30, 2015 at 6:52 am
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      You sound like an old ignorant fart.

      • Anonymous on May 30, 2015 at 12:41 pm
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      How can you say that when there’s been proven scientific evidence of helping people out of so many various health conditions, everything from Anxiety to Cancer recovery, to PTSD, Sleeping disorders, seizures, epilepsy and the list goes on? Or is your head just shoved that far up your own ass? There’s a pot strain for that too.

      • David M on June 5, 2015 at 5:21 am
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      Please. Pour yourself another drink and go back to bed.

    • ansnymous on May 29, 2015 at 8:40 am
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    I’m not sure the “cultivate yourself” is such a good idea. How do you keep it out of the hands of the underaged. In Washington, this is more controlled. Users know what they are getting and how strong the THC level is.

  1. Not the cheapest ounce. I can get ounces from my dispensary for 65 bucks in colorado

      • David M on June 5, 2015 at 5:45 am
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      $70.00 in Washington too until July 2016. That’s when the State plans to close Washington’s medical dispensaries and will then try forcing former medical patients into the over-taxed recreational stores. Ha! Not a chance! There’s still a good possibility that citizen Initiative-372 (which keeps Washington’s medical dispensaries strictly medical and separate from rec. stores) makes the 2016 voter ballot.

      The Indian Tribes are entering Washington’s marijuana market sometime later this summer. Many tribes around Puget Sound are getting in and are growing now. Failing this we’ll most likely see a huge mass- out migration of medical marijuana patients from Washington to California, Nevada, or Hawaii.

      Oregon’s still a Iffy, which is a shame. Hopefully it works out for them but it’s becoming more like a Washington State F’d up situation with each passing week it seems. Best if you’re extremely ill to avoid the legalized States like Washington (not enough store locations due to stupidity, or Colorado with it’s in your face gliz, pesticide problems and frigid Winter’s.

    • Anonymous on May 29, 2015 at 6:10 am
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    In Missouri we are fighting for a change to our Constitution, to make cannabis and hemp 100% legal to posses, grow and consume. And with very little tax for rec and NO tax for medical! So where is the revenue? Easy, lower prison expenditures, lower expenditures for law enforcment, higher state tax revenues from recreational users, more job creation for hemp industry and hemp manufacturing. Help us win this!

      • Anonymous on May 29, 2015 at 1:50 pm
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      The revenue comes from spending, and your local sales n use taxes.

    • desiree on May 28, 2015 at 11:54 pm
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    So now it’s Minnesotas turn to realize it’s for the best it makes money and people are happy.

      • David M on June 5, 2015 at 5:59 am
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      Do you already have medical marijuana in Minnesota ? Washington is raking in the recreational cannabis $$$cash$$$ but who’s it going too ? Outside of Seattle, Washington’s moronic bumpkin legislator’s haven’t a clue. I do like that the city of Bonneville Washington decided to open their own city store. Beside this small spot of goodness practically everyone but the State auditor is unhappy, and worse, tearing at one another’s throats. There’s too much vulture-capitalist greed and stupidity going on around legalized America right now.

    • Anonymous on May 28, 2015 at 11:54 pm
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    pew pew pew

    • TjBuck on May 28, 2015 at 11:40 pm
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    Its odd that you can purchase as much tobacco or alcohol as you like……..

    • Thomas on May 28, 2015 at 11:08 pm
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    It’s sure nice to live in Oregon.i hope enough is grown that oz are 50 bucks soon

      • David M on June 5, 2015 at 6:15 am
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      Oregon is getting screwed by it’s legislator’s like Washington did, perhaps a little better, as it appears it’s not as greed driven YET like Washington became. Washington politicians are thug’s who make this former Southerner long for the simplicity of the Dixie mafia once again rather than this bunch of stooges.

      They really make the DM look like kittens by comparison. They’ve stopped even trying to hide their corruption anymore. Take or leave it or we have a nice new jail cell waiting for ya. Did I mention our new State marijuana felony possession laws? They were just passed by the genius’ down in Olympia ?

      From what I’ve witnessed thus far. Legalization turns once nice mellow States into rabid greedy police-States.

    • jsa on May 28, 2015 at 11:59 am
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    should have never been illegal in the first place, should also be no limit in amount possessed

    • Anonymous on May 28, 2015 at 11:50 am
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    New Jersey needs to legalize it..
    Medical only at this point.
    If the President of USA can have it.
    Why can’t everyone?!

    • violet on May 28, 2015 at 11:14 am
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    Let’s go Kansas let’s go!!!!

    • BT on May 28, 2015 at 10:33 am
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    It sucks we don’t have this in the UK, for starters the Nhs is on its ass and the taxation from weed would sort that out. Free health care is the way we the UK and I think we’d all like to keep it that way

    • Anonymous on May 28, 2015 at 9:53 am
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    I love Oregon…it should be like this everywhere. I support worldwide legalization. Go to my facebook page

  2. I live in Virginia, the redneck capital of the world. I want them to know that “happy days are coming ” people 21 and older responsible adults will have their cannabis wishes.
    Nothing is more wonderful than to grow a plant made from God.Various types lndicia,and sativa.pineapple, strawberry kush. I can’t wait. This will be the best day of my life.
    legalize it in Virginia.

      • Anonymous on May 28, 2015 at 2:55 pm
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      Will be best day of mine too!! Can’t wait to grow!

    • Anonymous on May 28, 2015 at 8:20 am
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    Not in Northern Ireland!!

    • Anonymous on May 28, 2015 at 7:04 am
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    awsome .

    • Anonymous on May 28, 2015 at 6:22 am
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    Wtf when is Florida gonna do this

      • Anonymous on May 28, 2015 at 7:19 am
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      move if you dont like your state

    • Anonymous on May 28, 2015 at 3:10 am
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    I thought the whole point was to tax it and make money from it …if you can grow it , doesn’t that defeat the purpose ?

      • Anonymous on May 28, 2015 at 6:53 am
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      The gvt can tax individual plants much like they currently do for tobacco. There are also taxes from the sales of equipment and supplies. Besides, people are lazy. They might grow a little for themselves, but soon realize what a giant pain in the rear it is.

      • Anonymous on May 28, 2015 at 7:22 am
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      • Anonymous on May 28, 2015 at 7:34 am
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      you can grow your own food too but very few people do

      • Levi on May 28, 2015 at 8:05 am
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      It is no different than people brewing their own beer.

    • jerome on May 28, 2015 at 1:43 am
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    When will law makers stop discrimination against medical marijuana, and make provisions for medical marijuana to fall under the American Disabilities Act?

      • David M on June 5, 2015 at 6:56 am
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      . Jerome.

      I couldn’t agree more. The legalized States need to be sued for breaking the ADA.. I’m so hoping a court case will be filed soon and hopefully make it all the way to SCOTUS for a ruling. ALL State legalization efforts must be stopped until the medical question is adequately answered for sick patients once and for all.

    • DanK on May 27, 2015 at 11:21 pm
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    Oregon Senator Lee Beyer, D-Springfield, “”Keep in mind this is a statute, and statutes can be changed, . . .”

    Our clueless, biased legislators could setback the legalization date or just not implement it.

      • David M on June 5, 2015 at 6:35 am
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      That’s what happened in Washington. The Rec. store owner’s and 502 rec. store license holder’s, once they finished pushing ponzi schemes off upon one another, they decided to then go after Washington medical marijuana patients and our dispensaries.

      Millions of out of State money has been poured into Washington in order to hire enough Fleet-Street suited lawyer’s and pig-faced lobbyist’s to turn the public against medical marijuana. Surprise! It worked. How many times have I already read the words “The unregulated Wild West” of medical marijuana” being used to describe California patient’s and their access points?

      The same bunch from Washington are currently working in Colorado, Oregon and now California using the Wild West scare the population talking points. Just take a minute and Bing or Google any article about California’s medical marijuana dispensaries and see for yourselves how they’ve got it down to a science. Washington with it’s stupid political make-up was simply the low-hanging fruit.

      They’re moving on now. I’m hoping voter in California are smarter than those in Washington and Oregon. They’re still planning to lock folk’s up if you don’t buy from the State cartel stores, all thanks to legalization 1.0

    • Anonymous on May 27, 2015 at 7:20 pm
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    So far so good!

    • Anonymous on May 27, 2015 at 1:46 pm
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    That’s the way the law should be in all states

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