By Associated Press • 

Oregon House backs Oct. 1 start for marijuana sales

SALEM — The fate of an Oregon bill allowing retail marijuana sales to begin Oct. 1 lies with Gov. Kate Brown.

The House signed off in a 40-19 vote on Thursday, sending the bill to the Democratic governor.

Possession and use of limited amounts of marijuana became legal on Wednesday, but there's no place for pot users to legally buy the drug. The bill would temporarily allow tax-free retail sales through existing medical marijuana dispensaries beginning Oct. 1.

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will develop regulations and license permanent pot stores next year.

A spokeswoman for Brown declined to say whether the governor will sign the bill.



If she doesn't sign it, she will never get elected for real.

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