“I voted for it, and I’m just so excited to see it come to be in my lifetime,” she said. “I’m not a heavy user, I’m just proud of our state for giving this a try.” For Oregonians the sale of recreational pot in Washington means easy access for many residents in that state. The closest legal pot shop to Portland opens Wednesday, just across the Columbia River in Vancouver. Law enforcement officials say there’s nothing stopping Oregonians from buying pot in Washington. But the law bans them from bringing the marijuana back with them for use in their home state. Also, authorities say Oregonians who drive home stoned could get busted, just like a drunken driver. Oregon State Police said it’s not doing anything differently in response to Washington’s pot sales. “We are always on the lookout for drivers under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both,” Sgt. Gregg Hastings. Washington law allows the sale of up to an ounce of dried marijuana.
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