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(Editor’s Note: The following story has been updated to reflect changes in the rules that were enacted last week.)
The Supreme Court on Thursday gave the go-ahead to the state of Oregon to legalize recreational marijuana.
With the announcement, Oregon joins Colorado, Washington state and the District of Columbia as states in which adults are allowed to possess some form of marijuana.
The ruling comes about a year after voters in those states legalized the sale of recreational pot.
Oregon’s voters approved the ballot initiative Proposition 205 in November. The question allowed the state to set up its own regulatory scheme when medical marijuana was made legal in 2012.
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved it during its meeting Thursday.
As it stands, the commission’s rules ban pot shops located within 1,000 feet of schools, daycare centers or churches. The group was also required to set up rules with respect to the sale of marijuana between licensed caregivers as well as the cultivation and processing of marijuana, which were not enacted Thursday.
However, it was clear that the commission was open to allowing pot shops outside those boundaries – just not at school grounds.
During the meeting, commission member Bill Cooke said the public would be able to buy marijuana from a “salesperson” from the point a pot shop opens.
Cooke’s comment sparked a flurry of debate among the marijuana advocates who were present. Some said it was too much, while some argued that the commission should set rules about selling marijuana.
“I can’t tell you how excited I am,” said John Dabb, a spokesman for The Oregonian.
David Ueland, a Democratic state representative with the Portland-based marijuana legalization group NORML, was more measured.
In a phone interview, he said the state should not force a salesperson to set up the shop while he argued that the rules shouldn’t be set up the day after voting and should be enforced first.
At the same time, he said he was supportive of the commission’s decision to not ban dispensaries inside schools or daycare centers. He said school officials should also be allowed to sell pot and be protected from losing state tax revenue due to increased sales.
“The commission has to deal with the issue of marijuana.