Recreational marijuana sales: what you need to know

 Phoenix, Ore. — In less than 24 hours anyone 21 and older will be able to legally purchase marijuana at dispensaries. However, there are limits and restrictions, so here’s what you need to know.

As of Thursday, October 1, 2015 adults 21 and up can purchase 7 grams of dried marijuana leaves or flowers, up to 4 immature marijuana plants (between October 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016), and as many seeds as you’d like. You can not purchase concentrates, extracts, topicals, or edibles, though you are allowed to make edibles in the privacy of your own home.

Oregon law allows you to posses 8 ounces of marijuana in your home, and one ounce of marijuana outside of your home, but you can’t smoke in public, can’t transport it across any state lines including Washington state, and driving under the influence is illegal.

For now there is no tax on recreational marijuana sales. A 25% tax will be implemented January 4, 2016.

Local dispensaries are gearing up for big crowds.


“We’ve hired four new people in the past week, I put in a bunch of new counters,” Christopher Blanchard, manager of Top Shelf Wellness Center says, “We’re just trying to pack up and get as ready as we can, we don’t know what’s gonna happen.”


Approximately 250 Oregon dispensaries will begin selling recreational marijuana tomorrow, 25 of those dispensaries are in Southern Oregon. 9 counties have banned the sale of recreational marijuana, including Josephine and Klamath counties.


For a full list of dispensaries and their locations click here.





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