Oregon has now joined the ranks of Colorado, Washington, Alaska, and Washington DC by legalizing the possession of marijuana for personal use. Starting today, any person over the age of 21 is allowed to have up to eight ounces for personal use in their home and can carry up to one ounce legally outside of their home. There is only one issue with this law, marijuana will not be able to be purchased in Oregon until October 1st. Jim Dondero has learned that state regulators are currently working on laws for the retail sale of marijuana and do not expect it to be ready until October 1st.
According to the story on BuzzFeed.com, not only are those over 21-years-old allowed to posses the amount above but they can also posses a certain amount of plants and edibles. Adults under the law are allowed to have up to four plants growing in their home. They may also posses up to one pound of edibles and up to 72-ounces of a liquid that contains marijuana.
Until the new retail law is passed, those who already posses medical marijuana cards will be able to buy it legally. It will be legal to smoke the marijuana inside your home or other personal residences, but not in plain view of a street or other public places. It is still illegal to drive while under the influence of marijuana.