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Oregon: Beaver State Smokes The Second Most Pot In The U.S.

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By Derrick Stanley
Hemp News

Oregon smokes the second most marijuana of any state in the United States, according to 24/7 Wall St. Number 1 is Colorado; no surprise.

24/7 Wall St. looked at "the percentage of people 12 years and over who reported smoking marijuana in the past year" in surveys from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, conducted in 2013 and 2014 to find out who smokes the most weed.

Marijuana continues to become more acceptable in Oregon. Today a ruling in Eugene said that Lane County was wrong for firing a 60-year-old prostate cancer survivor for using marijuana when he was off the clock.

The fact that Oregon isn't No. 1 yet probably has a lot to do with the fact that it's only been legal to sell cannabis in Oregon since Oct. 1, 2015.

Oregon: 142 Marijuana Applications Received On First Day


By Steve Elliott
Hemp News

Monday was the first day for license applications to enter Oregon's new recreational marijuana retail market, and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission had received 142 applications by 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Seventy-five of the applications came from growers, most of them planning operations in Clackamas, Jackson, Lane and Multnomah counties, reports Noelle Crombie at The Oregonian.

Oregon doesn't plan to cap the number of marijuana licenses it will issue. According to a report from the liquor commission, the state will issue a total of 850 recreational marijuana licenses by the end of next year.

Applications are being accepted from marijuana processors, wholesalers, retailers, producers, laboratories and researchers, but as of Tuesday morning, no labs or researchers had applied, according to the OLCC.

The counties with the largest number among all applicants so far, according to the OLCC, are Multnomah County with 30; Clackamas County with 18; Jackson County with 17 and Lane County with 16 applications.

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