On 1st July Oregon became the fifth place in the United States where all adult citizens could possess and smoke cannabis legally (after Colorado, Washington State, Alaska and Washington DC).
However, in the wacky world inhabited by lawmakers, while it is now legal to grow plants it is still illegal actually to sell the stuff to the general public.
Inventive Oregonians are getting round the law by holding events (some with, say, a $40 admission fee) in which cannabis is given away for free.
Smokers now eagerly await 1st October when it is hoped and expected that the law permitting sales will be introduced.
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