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State says Portland's mobile medical marijuana cart is illegal

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PORTLAND, OR (AP) -

It didn't take long for an entrepreneur to combine two of Portland's favorite things: marijuana and food carts.

But state officials aren't thrilled. The Oregon Health Authority on Monday said the Smoke Buddy, a mobile cart selling medical marijuana, is illegal.

The agency's spokesman Jonathan Modie said operating a mobile service or a medicine delivery service is not allowed under the state dispensary rules. The prohibition includes sales at farmers markets, drive-thru windows and mobile dispensaries.

According to Modie, a facility must operate at a particular location to be registered. And any transfer of marijuana to or from a dispensary must take place at the registered address.

The Smoke Buddy has been operating for about a week, visiting several Portland neighborhoods.

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