Reading Up On Pot Before Lighting Up

Jun 19, 2015

While it's true marijuana will be legal for recreational use in Oregon in just days (July 1st), that does not mean a "smoke 'em if you got 'em" free-for-all. 

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First of all, the law phases in, so there will not be retail sales until probably fall of 2016.  Second, pot cannot be smoked in a public place. 

A recently launched "Educate Before You Recreate" campaign aims to communicate the law's nuances to the public. 

Tom Towslee from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission answers our questions about the law and its implementation.