In the upcoming November election, the Oregon electorate will vote on a proposition that will allow for the distribution of medical cannabis through private medical marijuana dispensaries. If passed, Oregon would join California and Colorado as the only states to recognize these dispensaries as legitimate business entities. In Calfornia and Colorado, only patients who possess a medical marijuana card may go inside to purchase their medicine.
This vote in Oregon is important for several reasons. 1) Oregon Medical Marijuana Card holders will now be able to purchase medicine without having to worry about growing the product, which can be quite time consuming and tricky. 2) Oregon patients will not have to deal with local drug dealers to get the medicine they need. 3) They will be able to pick from a wide variety of marijuana strains that best treats their condition, as opposed to just dealing with one type that they purchased from a third party.
Overall, this is the right move for the state and would likely generate a substantial amount of tax revenue. So, all you Oregonians out there, please approve this!