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Oregon dispensaries sell close to $60 million in recreational pot over first five months this year – Cannabis News

Nearly $60 million worth of recreational marijuana was sold in Oregon during the first five months of taxed sales, according to estimated figures released Wednesday by the state.

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Marijuana sales spike in Oregon during the holidays – Marijuana News

Holiday greeting card. Image: 320 Ranch via Wikimedia Commons

EUGENE, Ore. - 2015 marks the first holiday season for recreational marijuana in Oregon. For many local pot shops, sales around Christmas day were holly jolly.

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Oregon's first week of recreational pot sales tops $11 million

Marijuana Wellness Products, Hollywood, Portland, Oregon, 2014. Image: Another Believer via Wikimedia Commons
Nina Mehlhaf ~ KGW.com ~
 
PORTLAND, Ore. -- After just one week of recreational marijuana sales, Oregon dispensaries have raked in an estimated $11 million.
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Washington State gets competition as Oregon starts pot sales

Phoenix business owner Ed Polish scans the cannabis on display at Green Valley Wellness on Thursday in Talent, Ore. Oregon marijuana shops began selling marijuana Thursday for the first time to recreational users. Image: Bob Pennell, The Associated Press, via SeattleTimes.com
 
Thursday marked Day 1 of recreational-marijuana sales in Oregon. The competition for customers between Portland and Vancouver, Wash., is now officially on.
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In one Oregon town, a marijuana sale frenzy over the weekend

The Tower Theater in Bend, Oregon. Image: Matthew Hickey via Wikimedia Commons

Ted Shorack ~ BendBulletin.com ~

Medical marijuana dispensaries remained busy throughout the weekend after opening their doors for recreational sales Thursday.

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Oregon medical marijuana dispensaries gear up for rec sales

A medical marijuana dispensary displays a sign Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, in Portland, Ore. Oregon's medical marijuana dispensaries are getting ready for a watershed moment this week: when recreational pot users will also be able to buy weed at their pot shops. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)

Blue ribbon marijuana? Cannabis industry finds a foothold at the Oregon State Fair

Vendors selling cannabis-related apparel are doing good business at the Oregon State Fair. Image: Jamie Hale/Oregon Live

Marijuana giveaway and smokeout event will celebrate legalization in Portland

2011 file photo of an unidentified man smokes medical marijuana during karaoke night at the Cannabis Cafe, in Portland, Ore. At a July 3 event, Weed the People, people will gather to smoke legally and receive free marijuana from Oregon growers. (AP Photo)

Jamie Hale ~ OregonLive ~

On July 1, recreational marijuana will officially be legal in Oregon. Some kind of celebration, a commemoration of the occasion, was inevitable.
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All 50 States Ranked By The Cost Of Weed (Hint - Oregon Wins)

Map of marijuana prices in the various US states 5-13-2015
 
They warned us this would happen.
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