Oregon Officially Becomes Third State Allowing Legal Recreational Cannabis Sales

nuggetLegal recreational cannabis sales are now occurring throughout Oregon, with over 200 dispensaries distributing to anyone 21 and older.

Beginning today, October 1st, the distribution of up to a quarter ounce of cannabis, or up to four cannabis seedlings, is legal for most medical cannabis dispensaries, given the person they’re selling to is at least 21 years old. According to Oregon’s official, there are 241 medical cannabis dispensaries throughout the state which will be participating in recreational sales; a full list of these outlets, including contact information and addresses, can be found by clicking here.

Under the new law, those 21 and older are allowed to purchase up to a quarter ounce from a dispensary, though they’re technically allowed to be in possession of up to an ounce, of up to eight ounces at a private residence.

Cannabis retail outlets, separate from dispensaries, are expected to open sometime next year. These outlets, which will be authorized to distribute up to an ounce rather than the quarter ounce limit, will be regulated by the Oregon Liquor Commission.


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