Why More States are Considering Legalizing Marijuana
Smoke filled the air at the Burnside Bridge in downtown Portland last night as marijuana smokers lit their celebratory joints, marking Oregon’s legalization of recreational use.
Oregon’s marijuana supporters have been waiting for this moment since last November, when voters backed Measure 91, a law that allows for recreational use, Reuters reported.
The legislation will also allow for shops to sell marijuana by next year. In the meantime, the state senate passed a bill called SB 460, which was approved in the Senate. This bill would allow recreational marijuana users 21 and older to buy their products from licensed medical marijuana dispensaries beginning October 1.
Oregon is one of four states, in addition to the District of Columbia, that has lega...