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Oregon’s Marijuana Legalization Law Could “Loom Large” Nationally

Hours before marijuana becomes legal in Oregon, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer said the state’s rollout will “loom large” as other states and the federal government consider marijuana-related legislation.

“Oregon can be a textbook example of how to do it right,” Blumenauer said Tuesday afternoon at a press conference at the American Civil Liberties Union’s Portland headquarters. The congressman, a longtime proponent of legal marijuana, called Oregon’s law the best in the nation.

Oregon’s law takes effect at midnight. State legislators Tuesday advanced three bills to shape the law, including setting a sales tax and allowing medical marijuana dispensaries to sell to recreational customers starting in October, before a state retail system is in place. [Read more at the Portland Oregonian]

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