When Jay and I created this blog in January 2010, we created a sort of 'blog bucket list.' The items on the list were reasonable we felt, including seeing marijuana legalized across America, and specifically Oregon. The United States legalization item of course is still on the list, but we were able to scratch off the Oregon item last November. This week we get to cross off another item, as we are both going to be able to go into a storefront on Thursday October 1st and make our first recreational marijuana purchase in Oregon. We have done it in Washington and Colorado, but since we were born and raised in Oregon, this week's legal purchase will mean so much more.
Recreational marijuana sales will be limited in Oregon at first. People can only purchase flower (no edibles, topicals, dabs, etc.), clones, and seeds. Every other form of marijuana will have to wait until 2016 to be sold for recreational purposes until the state can get more rules in place. Flower is fairly straight forward to regulate, but edibles and other products have to have packaging rules, dosage rules, and other rules in place before sales can begin of those products.
Where do Oregon TWB readers plan on making their own purchases? As I stated in a previous article, I plan on driving up to Portland after work and visiting Panacea on NE Sandy Blvd in Portland for my first purchase. You can read that article at this link to see why. I urge everyone else to go out and support Panacea too, as they are some of the nicest, most compassionate people I have ever met. Do you have any other plans? Do you plan on going to any of the number of recreational sales launch parties? If so, where and why?
What an exciting time to be an Oregonian!