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Medical Dispensaries Ask Oregon Legislature to Let Them Sell to Recreational Users

SALEM – Medical marijuana dispensary owners pleaded Thursday with legislators to allow them to sell to recreational pot users once the drug becomes legal on July 1.

“We don’t know a single dispensary doing well in this over-saturated market,” said Meghan Walstatter, who along with her husband Matt owns a dispensary in Northeast Portland.

She called early sales of recreational marijuana a “much-needed lifeline” for the dispensaries.

The Oregon Health Authority has approved licenses for 310 dispensaries and another 93 are pending, according to a June 12 tally. [Read more at the Portland Oregonian]

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