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Here's where you won't be able to buy marijuana in Oregon

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Sales of recreational marijuana begin Thursday, Oct. 1 in Oregon, but not every city and county in the state will allow sales of the newly-legalized drug.

The state legislature approved a provision that allows local governments to prohibit the manufacture or sale of recreational marijuana, depending on how they voted on Measure 91.

A majority of voters in eastern Oregon and other more rural parts of the state voted 'no' on the measure, which legalized marijuana for recreational use.

As of Monday, the following communities had submitted paperwork to the OLCC to prohibit licensed marijuana producers, processors, wholesalers and/or retailers:


  • Crook County
  • Douglas County
  • Harney County
  • Klamath County
  • Malheur County
  • Marion County
  • Morrow County
  • Umatilla County
  • Wheeler County


  • Adrian
  • Baker City
  • Brownsville
  • Burns
  • Canyon City
  • Creswell
  • Dayville
  • Elgin
  • Grants Pass
  • Ione
  • Island City
  • John Day
  • Jordan Valley
  • Junction City
  • Klamath Falls
  • Manzanita
  • Nyssa
  • Ontario
  • Sandy
  • Shaniko
  • Sutherlin
  • Sweet Home
  • Umatilla
  • Vale

Cities and counties that opt out of recreational pot sales will not share in tax revenue from sales elsewhere in the state. Communities have until Dec. 27 to submit the necessary paperwork to opt out.

While the above communities have prohibited the manufacture and sale of marijuana, home growing and possession of the drug are still allowed.

In other parts of Oregon, medical marijuana dispensaries planned to begin selling pot for recreational use Oct. 1.

Lawmakers passed legislation allowing temporary recreational sales because regular retail operations won't begin until sometime in 2016, after the OLCC establishes rules and issues licenses.

Possession, cultivation and use of the drug has been legal in Oregon since July.

For more information on the state's recreational marijuana industry, go to

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