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Oregon Boards the Train: Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

Voters in Oregon passed Measure 91 to legalize recreational marijuana for citizens over the age of 21 on November 4th, 2014.  Oregon is now added to the list of one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana with 56.11 percent of the voters in favor of the measure.

Beginning July 1st 2015, people over the age of 21 can have up to eight ounces at home.  They can carry up to one ounce in public but cannot consume it in public.  Oregon residents will also be allowed to grow up to four plants per residence as long as the plants are kept out of public view.

Although weed will be legal in Oregon for the latter half of 2015; there will not be any retail stores to buy it for a while.  The state will start accepting applications for producers and retailers on January 4th, 2016.

Oregon joins: Washington, Colorado, Alaska, and Washington D.C. in legalizing recreational marijuana although each state has slightly different policies and laws.

Which state do you think will legalize it next?

Photo: Brett Levin

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