Salem City Council to weigh early marijuana sales

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 31, 2015 at 12:31 p.m.



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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Salem City Council will have to decide whether to allow "early sales" of recreational marijuana.

The Statesman Journal reports (http://is.gd/A4ZMWE ) the council will meet Monday night to discuss recreational marijuana and whether it can be sold from medical marijuana facilities starting Oct.1, more than three months ahead of the state's planned start date.

City Attorney Dan Atchison in a staff report to the council noted that current city code is unclear about whether Salem residents will be able to participate in the early sales. Currently, only those with a valid medical marijuana registry card can enter a Salem medical marijuana facility.

City officials are asking the council to make the city code more clear.

The council will also decide whether to ban recreational marijuana sales altogether.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com

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