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Congratulations Oregon, Marijuana Is Officially Legal In Your State

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Fire up Oregon! It was a long time coming, but as of midnight last night, it’s finally here – legal marijuana. Starting at 12:01 AM, recreational pot shops in the Beaver State officially kicked open their doors for business.

Sparking another historic milestone for the legally budding marijuana industry, more than 250 collectives (already stocked and ready to roll) in Oregon have opened their doors to all Oregonians over the age of 21.

With the “Green Rush” on, many brick-and-mortar pot shops in Oregon were trying to attract new customers with protracted hours of business, free grub and of course the obligatory discounted weed.

Additionally, Oregon’s cannabis connoisseurs have been incentivized to buy early and often: As it’s currently outlined within Oregon’s law, all marijuana sales will be tax-free until January 2016 — providing a chronic savings of up to 20 percent.

Although a total of 20 cities and counties have already stated they plan on prohibiting recreational marijuana sales, the rest of Oregon’s pro-pot population are cleaning their bongs, stocking up on rolling papers, and getting ready to purchase some of Oregon’s newest revenue-generating agricultural crop, recreational marijuana.

Here are a few things Oregon stoners should know:

  • You can possess and use recreational marijuana if you are an adult over the age of 21. If you are too young to drink legally, you are still too young to smoke legally.
  • Starting October 1, 2015 medical dispensaries may sell limited quantities of recreational marijuana. Until then, you can share it … or give it away.
  • You can possess up to 8 ounces of smokable marijuana in your home, and 1 oz. of cured weed outside the home. You can grow up to four plants per residence – making sure these plants are out of public view.
  • Obviously, driving under the influence of marijuana remains illegal. While it is perfectly legal to use recreational marijuana at home or on private property – the public use of marijuana is still considered highly illegal.
  • Marijuana purchased within the state of Oregon, must remain within the states boundaries. You can make edible products at home or receive them as a gift – consuming them only in private places.

 

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