OREGON: Gov. Kate Brown signed legislation Tuesday allowing medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon to begin limited pot sales to adult consumers on Oct. 1.
Under Senate Bill 460, over-21 consumers will be able to buy up to a quarter-ounce of dried marijuana per day at dispensaries, as well as seeds and up to four immature plants.
This will be the first time that marijuana dispensaries can sell at all to people who don’t have a medical marijuana card. Supporters of the measure argued that the state should get a quick start on sales to divert traffic from the black market — and dispensary owners also said they were anxious to move into recreational marijuana sales because the market is over-saturated on the medical marijuana side.
Under the temporary sales program, there will be no tax on products until Jan. 4. At that point there will be a 25 percent sales tax.