Oregon Legalizes “IT”
Oregon Marijuana Legalization 2015: Weed Is Now Legal In The State
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Caption:BERLIN – AUGUST 07: A young woman smokes a legal herb called damian as policemen stand nearby prior to marching in support of the legalization of marijuana in Germany during the annual Hemp Parade, or ‘Hanfparade’, on August 7, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. The consumption of cannabis in Germany is legal, though all other aspects, including growing, importing or selling it, are not. However, since the introduction of a new law in 2009, the sale and possession of marijuana for licenced medicinal use is legal. (Photo : Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Marijuana legalization has been taking its toll as most of the states are trying to look into consideration in having weed legalized for both recreational and medical use. Studies on Marijuana have been rampant showing positive effects of weed in various diseases and illness, considering weed as a cure for cancer as well.
Good News Oregon!
The state recently joined Colorado, Alaska, Washington, and the District of Columbia to have access in recreational marijuana, giving the freedom to smoke pot in some allowable areas and carry small amount of weed in their pockets. However, only 47 percentage of the state legally allows residents over 21 years of age to freely light a joint and carry weed. Still, it’s a big leap for the whole community.
IBTimes then reported that the recreational marijuana law took effect last July 1 , in which marijuana advocates freely gave out weed to adults with valid ID’s over 21 years of age. However, law makers are still trying to finalize the plans for Oregon’s first recreational marijuana shops which are not set until next year . So people from Oregon doesn’t have a place to purchase their weed for recreational use legally yet which means only medical marijuana is available in terms of purchase, though individuals can still consume weed when its being gifted or bought from the black market.
Though pot legalization is in Oregon, strict rules are still to be followed as per CNN Money; driving while under the influence of marijuana is still being looked upon. The new law included that Oregon residents are prevented from transporting weed out of the state, not even to its neighboring state Washington where weed is also legal.
As per reports, Ohio is being looked upon as the next state to have weed legalized for both medical and recreational use.