Medical marijuana bill stalls; Sen. Courtney intervenes
Published on May 13, 2015
Oregon voters legalized recreational marijuana last november, and on July first they will be able to grow and possess limited amounts of marijuana. Unfortunately, the details and regulations for manufacturing and dispensing of the newly legal drug have not been finalized yet, as the legislators have not been able to come to a single agreement on the amendments. Commercial growing and processing will begin in early 2016 and dispensaries can expect to have marijuana ready to sell by the fall.
Limited home cultivation and personal possession of recreational marijuana becomes legal July 1. People wishing to get into commercial growing, processing and retailing can begin the process in January 2016. Oregonians could be able to purchase recreational marijuana at a retail store starting in the fall of 2016.