On July 1, recreational marijuana use in Oregon will become legal. What’s that mean, exactly? Here are 10 things you need to know about a more weed-friendly Oregon before stoner independence day:
- Getting high in public is still illegal
So yeah, there won’t be any getting high in the park or at the county fair. Think of it like Amsterdam, but not as cool.
- You can only get stoned if you’re 21 or over
This means to get a recreational marijuana license, you need to be old enough to get drunk.
- You can have up to eight ounces of weed at home, and up to one ounce away from home
What does “away from the home” mean? It means you can carry this amount of weed around with you, concealed and away from public view.
- You can grow four plants in your house, as long as it’s not in public view
Which means cover it up so the neighbors don’t freak out.
- No driving or operating a motor vehicle while you’re stoned
Be careful, because there’s a study out there that says you can fail a drug test by just rolling a joint.
- Licensed retails shops are the only ones that can sell or buy
Prices are not yet determined, but yeah, this exists so someone can get taxed. Welcome to America.
- Due to logistical hurdles, stores may not actually be shelved with weed on July 1st
Why? Because Oregon is still trying to comply with federal regulations. The 200 medical marijuana dispensaries in the state won’t be selling to recreational users, either.
- Transportation of weed across Oregon’s borders is still illegal
Even into California
- You can make edibles in the privacy of your own home, send them as gifts, and host a tastings for your friends. But…
… For now, weed candy bars will not be available for retail purchase. This should change in 2016.
- There’s a marijuana seed giveaway happening on July 1st on the west side of the Burnside Bridge
There’s also going to be free weed giveaways and weed-celebrities
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