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Recreational Sales Start Today In Oregon



October 1, 2015 – Oregon medical dispensaries are now able to sell marijuana for recreational use starting today. The personal use of marijuana became legal a few months ago but consumers were left with no way to purchase it, until today.

Under a new law, registered and licensed medical marijuana dispensaries can now sell to adults, 21 years of age or older. You do not need to be a resident of Oregon to legally obtain recreational marijuana, but you must be able to prove you are of age with a government-issued ID.

There are no recreational only cannabis stores in Oregon yet but the OLCC will begin accepting license applications for recreational stores in January 2016. They will begin issuing retail licenses in 2016 as well.

People buying recreational marijuana at medical marijuana facilities can purchase the following amounts, per the Oregon Health Authority regulations:

  • Up to one quarter of an ounce of dried marijuana flower and leaf
  • Up to four immature marijuana plants between Oct. 1, 2015 and Dec. 31, 2016
  • An unlimited number of marijuana seeds

Marijuana edibles are not available to be sold, the retail sales of concentrates, extracts and edibles aren’t allowed under current law.

All recreational sales made at medical marijuana facilites will be tax free until January, 4th when all dispensaries will be required to collect a 25% tax on all recreational sales, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

Although recreational marijuana usage is legal statewide, Oregon has granted the right to individual counties and cities to enact local bans on the sale of recreational marijuana under certain conditions. You can find a list of cities and counties prohibiting the sale of recreational marijuana at the OLCC’s website.

To find a complete list of Oregon dispensaries, visit our Oregon Dispensaries and Cannabis Shops Page

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