Oregon embraces legal pot

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(KGW) Now that Oregon voters have approved Ballot Measure 91, which legalizes recreational marijuana, Harvey Cummings is already looking to the future.

“We are so excited that it passed. I think it’s positive on so many levels,” Cummings said.

He owns Health Awareness Group, a medical marijuana dispensary.

Although Measure 91 doesn’t touch medical marijuana in Oregon, he’s hoping the Oregon Liquor Control Commission will allow dispensaries to sell recreational pot as well.

“I think that is our hope. We still want to service the medical people. I mean, I think that’s an important factor. But, I think that having this infrastructure in place will make a smoother transition for this industry,” Cummings said.

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