Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin in Oregon

Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin in Oregon

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Given Head Start Before Other Stores; Oregon Becomes First State to Expunge Prior Nonviolent Marijuana Records

Oregon, which legalized marijuana in 2014 with Measure 91, is beginning sales Thursday, October 1st. Existing medical marijuana dispensaries were permitted to get a head start on sales before other, non-medical stores, which are expected to open in Fall 2016.

This will ensure existing medical marijuana retailers have an opportunity to fairly compete in the new market as it emerges in the next several…

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