Historic Day – First Sales of Recreational Marijuana in Manzanita

Oregon, Colorado, Washington, Alaska, and the District of Columbia have voted to legalize marijuana, but the October. 1 start date means the state has become the third state where marijuana is offered for recreational sale.

At present, only “dispensaries”-outlets which had formerly been exclusively committed to distribution of marijuana for medical uses-are permitted to sell marijuana, pending the release of a system for regulating outlets exclusively devoted to distributing marijuana for purely recreational use”.

In Madras, all three dispensaries plan on selling recreational marijuana, but city law stipulates they open no earlier than 8 a.m. Prineville, where one dispensary is located, and La Pine, with two, does not allow recreational marijuana sales.

Northern California has been the sticky, redolent heart of USA marijuana cultivation for decades, so Michael Welch didn’t expect to see numerous Golden State’s residents schlepping to Oregon on Thursday and waiting in line to buy pot.


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