Oregon State Fair: First Legal Pot Display in U.S

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  Oregon State Fair: First Legal Pot Display in U.S

Posted by CN Staff on August 27, 2016 at 04:59:17 PT
By Tribune News Services 
Source: Chicago Tribune 

Salem, Oregon -- Living marijuana plants went on display Friday at the Oregon State Fair, with organizers saying it's the first state fair in the nation to allow cannabis for public viewing. The state voted to legalize recreational marijuana in late 2014. Here are a few things to know about legal pot in Oregon and the display at the fair:WHAT'S THE BUZZ?
The Oregon State Fair allowed a display about marijuana — but without any living plants — last year at the fair and it generated no complaints, so this year the organization took the next step and agreed to let marijuana growers display live plants on fair grounds.The Oregon Cannabis Business Council, which is sponsoring the display, says it's the first time living pot plants have been open for public viewing at any state fair nationwide.The council is renting space in a state fair exhibit hall for its tent and selected nine plants for the display at an industry event two weeks ago.WILL FAIRGOERS GET HIGH?No. While the tent holding the display smells strongly of weed, fair authorities are only allowing immature plants — that is, pot plants without flowers.Marijuana leaves are much less potent then the flowers, or buds, and it's not yet legal to transport flowering plants within the state anyway.Donald Morse, director of the Oregon Cannabis Business Council, said his group hopes to get permission to display flowering pot plants next year, but the details aren't finalized.CAN ANYONE SEE THE PLANTS?No. The exhibit is in a translucent tent and both the entrance and exit are monitored.Anyone entering must present identification proving they are age 21 and over.AREN'T STATE FAIRS FOR GIANT PUMPKINS, PIGS AND APPLE PIE?The way people think about marijuana in Oregon is changing and recreational grow sites are recognized under state law as farm crops.The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is in the process of licensing recreational marijuana in much the same way it already controls the sale and use of alcohol.Oregon State Fair spokesman Dan Cox says the fair must adapt to changing cultural and societal values and allowing the display is one part of that shift.A CASH CROPOregonians voted to legalize recreational marijuana in 2014 and the state allowed the sale of marijuana "edibles," such as pot-infused candies and confections, earlier this year.This week, the state said it had processed $25.5 million in taxes on recreational marijuana since January 2016.Anticipated state revenue from recreational marijuana through June 2017 was recently quadrupled by Oregon's Legislative Revenue Office, from $8.4 million to $35 million.BUT IT'S ILLEGAL, RIGHT?Recreational marijuana is still illegal in 46 states and is banned by the federal government.Associated PressSource: Chicago Tribune (IL)Published: August 26, 2016Copyright: 2016 Chicago Tribune Company, LLCWebsite: -- Cannabis Archives 

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Comment #5 posted by Vincent on August 28, 2016 at 08:42:30 PT:

GCW's description
GCW's description of Prohibitionist lowlifes is extremely accurate...they are FILTH!!!
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Comment #4 posted by The GCW on August 27, 2016 at 20:29:35 PT

Clean the filth; the world benefits.
The longer that innocent plant sits there, displayed for the world to see, not killing a sole;The more it becomes crystal clear, cannabis prohibitionists are the only filth that it can not survive in.Clean up the filth and the ENTIRE world benefits. 
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Comment #2 posted by Hope on August 27, 2016 at 19:49:17 PT

Ever heard the term, "Booger Bear"?
They've made such a freaking "Booger Bear" out of a non-poisonous medicinal and beneficial plant. I guess prohibitionists have to do that. After all, they've killed people and ruined many people's lives to keep them from using a plant. For God's sake. Why? Oh yes. They've killed, spied on, and imprisoned other human beings. They've raided homes, stolen property and human dignity over the plant and they can't even admit that maybe... just maybe, they were wrong.
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Comment #1 posted by HempWorld on August 27, 2016 at 09:05:20 PT

authorities are only allowing immature plants
And by what authority was/is that?Patently ridiculous! Then obviously it is still NOT legal!Well, maybe it is because I'm from 'old' Europe but what is the big deal?I cannot believe Americans are just rolling over and taking it.Authorities, get real, whose agenda are you serving?
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