Recreational marijuana is a relatively new concept, especially in the United States. It was first passed in Colorado, followed closely by Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. Since it is so new, there are still a lot of strings that need to be pulled, especially in the state of Oregon.
Oregon voted to pass recreational marijuana by January 2017, though medicinal dispensaries are already allowed to distribute the drug to recreational users that are over 21. That is not all the state has planned, though. They also will be distributing recreational marijuana licenses for new dispensaries. This should not only help local sales, but sales to tourists as well. The healthy competition will assure that Oregonians and state visitors receive the best prices possible.
Eight growers have been given legal permission to grow in order to create this competition. There are both indoor and outdoor growers that have been licensed.
The state of Oregon also plans to grant permission to 850 or more marijuana dispensaries throughout the state, a number comparable to Colorado’s 900+.
“These licensees reflect the pioneering spirit Oregon is known for,” noted Rob Partridge, head of The Oregon Liquor Control Commission.
With the support of the Oregonian government, those that hope to break into the cannabis business in the state have a lot to look forward to.