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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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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Oregon marijuana shops begin sales to recreational users

Davia Fleming, 29, center, is surrounded by media members as she becomes the first shopper at Shango Premium Cannabis, in Portland, Ore. On Oct. 1, 2015. Oregon marijuana stores have begun sales to recreational users. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)
Jonathan J. Cooper and Bob Seavey ~ Associated Press ~
 
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon marijuana shops began selling marijuana Thursday for the first time to recreational users, marking a big day for the budding pot industry.
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Oregon medical marijuana dispensaries gear up for rec sales

Marijuana, neighbors and families: This could get awkward, Oregon

From left, Brynlee Whitten, 4, (doll is Sarah), JoAnn Whitten, Dennis Whitten, Kate Jackson and Linda Moczulski stand in front of a home that may become a marijuana dispensary in Cedar Mill, Oregon. (Wendy Owen/Oregon Live Staff)

Amy Wang ~ OregonLive.com ~

With recreational marijuana sales starting Oct. 1, pot likely will become more visible in Oregon neighborhoods, potentially raising tensions among neighbors, especially those with young children.

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The Legal Sale of Marijuana in Oregon Comes With Reprieve

Oregon wedding features marijuana bar, budtender

Recreational Marijuana Available At Oregon Dispensaries In October

Oregon State Flag
 
SALEM, Ore. — Governor Kate Brown signed a bill on Tuesday that will allow adults 21 and over to temporarily buy recreational marijuana at established medical pot dispensaries starting on October 1st, nearly a full year sooner than expected.
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Oregon TV anchor: Pot got me fired

Former Eugene TV anchor, reporter and producer, Cyd Maurer posted a video on her website askmeaboutmarijuana.com after she was fired from KEZI. (Image courtesy of Cyd Maurer)
 
The morning weekend anchor at Eugene's ABC affiliate says she was fired in late May after testing positive for marijuana.
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Marijuana still banned at the Oregon Country Fair

Love Erchul, left, and Polly Bates, right, dance together at The Oregon Country Fair in 2013. Brittany Greeson/ The Oregonian

Jamie Hale ~ OregonLive.com ~

Recreational marijuana may now be legal in Oregon, but it’s still forbidden at the state’s famous festival.

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Think twice before you inhale: Marijuana is only legal in about half of Oregon

A large gathering was held at the Burnside Bridge Tuesday night as recreational marijuana became legal at midnight, July 1, 2015, in Oregon. Beth Nakamura/ Oregonian Staff
 
Oregonians who plan to smoke, cultivate or carry cannabis under the state's new recreational marijuana law should make sure they do it in the roughly 47 percent of Oregon where it's strictly legal.
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Crowds count down to legalization of marijuana in Oregon, then light up

Marijuana enthusiasts gather after midnight to celebrate the legalization of recreational use of marijuana in Portland, Oregon July 1, 2015. Reuters/Steve Dipaola
Shelby Sebens ~ Reuters ~
 
Crowds counted down the minutes to midnight then lit up joints as smoking marijuana became legal in Oregon on Wednesday, part of a growing legalization movement spreading down the United States' west coast.
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Will legal marijuana in Oregon set off surge in robberies? Police wait to see

May 2013 video surveillance shows an armed robbery at the ReLeaf medical marijuana dispensary in Portland
Officials say home invasion robberies again could increase when Oregonians begin cultivating marijuana crops in their homes and backyards after July 1.
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