Legal Marijuana Era To Begin In Oregon, With Some Details Unknown


Starting tomorrow, adults 21 years and older in Oregon may lawfully possess and use marijuana for recreational purposes, says the Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon voters set the date when they approved Measure 91 in November. There still are many unknowns about the new law. The measure charges the Oregon Liquor Control Commission with establishing a system under which recreational marijuana can be legally grown, processed and sold to consumers. State lawmakers are in the midst of approving legislation, and the commission drafting administrative rules, to fill in many details.

The final system, especially for growing and selling the marijuana commercially, will not be clarified for some time. Meanwhile, the liquor commission and other public agencies have urged adults to inform themselves about the new law before they light up. The commission has launched a public education campaign, which includes a website at, and the newspaper included a Q-and-A on do’s and don’ts under the statute.

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