Oregon Celebrates Legal Recreational Marijuana – July 1, 2015
As of midnight, July 1 recreational use of marijuana is legal in Oregon. The first state to decriminalize marijuana in 1973, Oregon now joins Colorado, Washington, Alaska, and Washington D.C. as the only states with legal recreational cannabis.
Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts celebrated the end of marijuana prohibition in Oregon by gathering in Portland to share marijuana at midnight on the first of July. Portland dispensaries joined the celebration, giving away marijuana for free.