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Weed The People: In Oregon as Recreational Marijuana Becomes Legal

On June 30th, 2015 hundreds gathered on the Burnside Bridge in Portland, Oregon on a Tuesday night after hearing there would be free weed distributed at midnight when recreational weed smoking was no longer illegal in the state of Oregon.

by VICE News
Jul 22 2015, 2:20pm

Photo by Kirsten Luce

On June 30, hundreds gathered on the Burnside Bridge in Portland, Oregon after learning there would be free weed distributed at midnight, the moment recreational marijuana smoking became legal in the state. Though very little weed was distributed, many brought their own to share.

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A supporter waves his flag.

Michael Adkins, of Tigard, reads in the waiting area at the Human Collective dispensary in Portland for his medical marijuana prescription to be filled.

Samples of some of the available types of marijuana on display at the Human Collective dispensary in Portland.

Small plants in a growery in Hood River, Oregon.

Flowering plants in Hood River, Oregon.

Because they are legally restricted on how many plants they grow, not how much marijuana they produce, the growers maximize the yield off of each plant.

Jagger Blaec, center, blends into the background.

Photos by Kirsten Luce for VICE

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