Oregon House votes to legalize marijuana dispensaries

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Oregon House approved a bill that would legalize and regulate retail outlets for medical marijuana.

Under existing law, the state's nearly 55,000 medical marijuana cardholders must grow the pot themselves or find a person to grow it for them. The bill would give cardholders another option: purchasing their medicine from state-regulated medical marijuana retail outlets.

House Bill 3460, which passed 31-27, would require dispensaries to register with the state medical marijuana program and meet certain quality standards. The bill next goes to the Senate, which could vote on it later this week.

Read more at KATU.

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