Oregon Ballot Measure 91 was approved in 2014, legalizing non-medical cultivation and uses of marijuana in Oregon starting July 1, 2015. Marijuana dispensaries in Oregon started selling recreational pot starting OCTOBER 1, 2015 less than a year after the state’s voters passed a bill allowing Oregon to join the two states where recreational pot sales are already legal: Colorado and Washington.
Voters in Oregon voted to pass the bill, also known as “Measure 91”, allowing recreational marijuana in November 2014. Dispensaries were already open prior to recreational marijuana, for medical marijuana purposes. In October of 2015 dispensaries were open to sell recreational marijuana as long as they had required licenses, which differed from medical marijuana.
Measure 91 was approved in 2014, legalizing non-medical cultivation and uses of marijuana. And in 2015 the Oregon state governor signed an emergency bill declaring marijuana sales legal to recreational users from dispensaries starting October 1st, 2015. An initiative seeking to legalize medical marijuana dispensaries appeared on the November 2010 ballot as Ballot Measure 74 where it was defeated with 56% of voters opposing the initiative. However, the state legislature legalized medical dispensaries a few years later during its 2013 legislative session.