Oregon Legalizes Pot this Week — But Thanks to the Liquor Control Commission, You Can’t Buy It

While marijuana legalization activists are cheering on the states end to pot prohibition this Wednesday, the way the law is set up has many shaking their heads.

Thanks to the 56 percent of Oregon residents voting in favor of Measure 91 last November, come this Wednesday, all residents 21 and older will legally be allowed to possess and use recreational reefer. There is, however, a catch, no one can sell it or buy it.

If Oregonians want to partake in the pot, they will have to either have it given to them as a gift or buy it on the ‘illegal’ black market.

The reason why it is currently not for sale is that Measure 91 gave control of this plant to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. The OLCC has the authority to tax, license and regulate recreational marijuana grown, sold or processed for commercial purposes.

The OLCC won’t even begin taking applications for commercial growers until January of next year. That means that pot shops aren’t to be expected until the fall of 2016.

– Read the entire article at AlterNet.