More than 275 medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon have been approved by the state to sell recreational marijuana beginning Thursday, October 1.
Dispensaries will be able to sell limited amounts and types of marijuana during 2015. In January of 2016, Oregon’s entire recreational marijuana law will go into effect. Recreational marijuana sales will be tax-free until January 2016, when a 25% tax on retail sales will be added.
Adults 21 and older can buy up to a quarter ounce of marijuana for recreational use every day, but cannot purchase edibles or concentrates. Also beginning on Oct. 1, adults will be able to share or give away marijuana to other adults for recreational use.
“It’s going to be a surprise for everybody, we’re hoping it’s really busy,” said a Portland dispensary employee. “It’s very important for everyone to really read the rules, and follow the law to a T.”