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Oregon Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

oregon-marijuanaIn the November 2014 election, the people of Oregon voted in favor of legalizing marijuana for recreational use. All adults over the age of 21 in Oregon will be allowed to possess, cultivate, and use marijuana legally under state law.

As of July 1, 2015, all adults over the age of 21 in Oregon (including non-residents) will be able to :

  • Possess up to eight ounces (half of a pound) of marijuana flower in their home.
  • Possess up to one ounce of marijuana flower in a public place.
  • Grow up to four total marijuana plants in their household.
  • Possess up to 1 pound of solid edibles (about 10 chocolate bars).
  • Possess up to 72 ounces of marijuana-infused liquid (about six 12-ounce sodas).
  • Possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana extract.
  • Give as a gift (without compensation) up to an ounce of marijuana, 16 ounces of marijuana products in solid form, or 72 ounces of marijuana products in liquid form to other individuals 21 and older.
  • Purchase up to one ounce of marijuana flower, 16 ounces of marijuana products in solid form, or 72 ounces of marijuana products in liquid form from properly registered businesses.


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Recreational Pot Sales Begin in Washington State

First Recreational Pot Shops in Washington Expect Shortages, Long Lines

WashingtonPotLeafToday’s (July 8, 2014) start of recreational marijuana sales in Washington state are expected to draw more customers than the pot shops’ supply can handle. People looking to be a part of this historic day will line up outside retail dispensaries all over the state.

But, many will likely be disappointed in the amounts they are able to buy and the prices they will have to pay to be a part of history.
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Washington State Will Finally Open First Pot Shop On July 1

VIDEO – Spokane, Washington Will Have the First Retail Marijuana Store in the State

Kouchlock Productions will be the first recreational marijuana store in Washington state. Owner Scott O’Neil will open his doors on July 1, over a year and a half since voters made recreational pot legal in the state.

Washington voters passed legal recreational marijuana in the November of 2012 election, the same election year that voters in Colorado did the same. But while Colorado has had recreational pot shops open since January 1, it has taken until now for Washington’s Liquor Control Board to finally give the green light to the first store.

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2014 Denver Cannabis Cup Officially Sold Out

2013_cannabis_cup_denver_2The 2014 Denver Cannabis Cup is officially sold out. According to High Times managing
editor Jen Bernstein, the news was official as of April 15th and she stated, “This is something we’ve only dreamed of, and the fact that we’re exceeding our dreams, we are just jubilant.” With more than 30,000 attendees expected, festival-goers
should prepare for large but happy and easygoing crowds over the course of the weekend’s festivities.

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Marijuana Tourism: Colorado the "Napa Valley" of Cannabis

VIDEO: Marijuana Tours a Booming Industry in Colorado

The January 1, 2014 legalization of recreational marijuana retail stores in Colorado has opened a huge new industry in the state: marijuana tourism. As the only state with recreational pot shops, businesses in Colorado are currently reaping the benefits.

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Free Samples To The Crowd At Cannabis Cup Denver

VIDEO: Vendor Throwing Free Samples To The Crowd – Denver Cannabis Cup 2013

Local cannabis dispensaries throw free samples to the crowd from their booths at Cannabis Cup Denver in 2013. There is “high” competition between dispensaries for the crown of Best Dispensary of the Year at Cannabis Cup.

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Majority of Americans Want To Legalize Marijuana

58_percent_of_Americans_want_legal_marijuana In Gallup’s October 2013 poll, a clear majority of adults in the U.S. favor marijuana legalization. Gallup has been asking Americans the question in polls since 1969 and this is the first time in 44 years that more favor the legalization of cannabis than are opposed to legalization.

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