Oregon: Recreational Cannabis Sales Begin in Three Days, Here’s Where You Can Purchase it

oregonIn just three days, on October 1st, those in Oregon (resident or not) will be authorized to legally purchase cannabis at one of over 300 dispensaries throughout the state. On that day, Oregon will become the third U.S. state to allow for the legal distribution of recreational cannabis.

A full list of each the state’s medical cannabis dispensaries – which will be allowed to sell to anyone 21 and older beginning Thursday, thanks to Senate Bill 460 – can be found on Oregon’s official website at Oregon.gov/oha/mmj/, or by clicking here.

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Recreational Cannabis Sales Begin in Less Than 5 Weeks in Oregon

1348595411-blue_dream_from_seven_starsIn less than 5 weeks, on October 1st, Oregon will become the the 3rd state in the U.S. to allow recreational cannabis to be legally sold to those 21 and older, following Colorado and Washington.

On July 1st, thanks to last year’s passage of Measure 91, the possession and personal cultivation of cannabis became legal for those 21 and older. Cannabis retail outlets, licensed and regulated by the state, were also legalized, though they aren’t expected to open until sometime next year. However, Governor Kate Riley in July signed a law allowing recreational cannabis to be sold in the over 300 medical cannabis dispensaries approved to operate in the state, beginning October 1st.

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The 300+ Outlets Allowed to Sell Recreational Cannabis Starting October 1st in Oregon

budOregon Governor Kate Brown recently signed into law a bill that allows medical cannabis dispensaries to sell recreational cannabis to anyone 21 and older beginning October 1st. According to Oregon’s official website, there are currently – as of this publication – 310 medical cannabis dispensaries approved to operate in the state.

Oregon’s website includes a directory of the state’s medical cannabis dispensaries, which can be found by clicking here. Each of these locations will be allowed to sell up to a quarter ounce of recreational cannabis to those 21 and older starting October 1st.

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Legislation to Allow Recreational Cannabis Sales to Begin October 1st Passes Oregon Senate

budlegalOregon’s full Senate has voted 23 to 6 to pass Senate Bill 460, a measure that would allow recreational cannabis sales to begin this October. The measure was passed on the eve of legalization taking effect.

Senate Bill 460 would allow currently operating medical cannabis dispensaries to begin selling cannabis – including seeds and immature plants – to anyone 21 and older starting October 1st. Although those 21+ can possess up to an ounce of cannabis, or up to half a pound at a private residence, the new bill would only allow the purchase of up to seven grams, and dispensaries would no longer be able to distribute the plant once recreational outlets open next year.

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