Medical And Recreational Marijuana Legalization Roundup

This year has been an exciting one for proponents of both recreational and medicinal marijuana legalization efforts. Two states began to allow medicinal use, while two more states and Washington, D.C. have started to permit recreational use. Let’s take a look at the latest in these territories and how laws, regulations and rules have been developed around these measures.

Recreational Use


While medicinal use has been in place in Oregon for a while now, recreational use was OK’d at the start of July this year after a legalization campaign passed in the 2014 polls. However, the state stumbled a bit on the rollout – while users could begin to use recreationally in July, no framework existed to purchase marijuana legally. At the start of this month, Oregon’s stopgap solution went into effect – recreational users can now purchase from medical dispensaries, with a few limits. Buyers can purchase up to one ounce for personal use, as well as seeds and four nonflowering plants each...

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