It's official. Legal weed limbo will end on October 1, when the medical marijuana dispensaries will be permitted to sell some cannabis products. Gov. Kate Brown quietly signed the bill into law on Monday, according to the Oregon Legislative record. Her office has not yet released a statement about the signing.
Currently, it is legal to grow, possess, and use recreational marijuana in Oregon, but non-medical users are not yet able to legally purchase cannabis products. The bill was promoted as a way to curb the black market for marijuana while the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and the Oregon Legislature work out the details of the licensing program. That program is expected to be up and running by fall of 2016.
The new law permits dispensaries to sell up to a quarter ounce of dried leaves and flowers per adult (21 and over) per day, as well as up to four non-flowering plants and cannabis seeds.
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