Salem City Council Allows Early Recreational Pot Sales

OREGON:  The Salem City Council voted 8 to 1 Monday night to allow early sales of recreational marijuana. Mayor Anna Peterson was the only member to vote no.

The decision will allow medical marijuana dispensaries to sell recreational pot to people 21 and over starting on October 1, more than three months ahead of the state’s planned start date.

At the city council meeting, some voters expressed frustration that the early sales period was even up for debate. Others were angry that council only gave the public two days notice that it would be on Monday’s agenda.