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Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Oregon


Recreational marijuana became legal in Oregon on Wednesday as a voter-approved law took effect that will ultimately see it sold in shops, similar to those operating in Washington state and Colorado.

The new state laws reflect a shifting legal landscape for a drug that remains illegal under federal law. Campaigns for legal pot have started in California and other states, and marijuana is allowed for medical use in half the country’s states.

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