Next hurdle in recreational marijuana: Legal pot use in public places

Oregon bill allowing public marijuana use dies in legislative committee

When Oregon voters in 2014 approved the ballot measure legalizing recreational pot, they specified that pot use in public places would remain unlawful.

But as marijuana growing, processing, retailing and consumption have swelled in Oregon, so has the chorus pushing for the right to toke on pipes or joints or inhale from vaporizers in public — whether at pot lounges or in city parks.

Source: Next hurdle in recreational marijuana: Legal pot use in public places | Local | Eugene, Oregon