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Idahoans Flock to Oregon for Recreational Marijuana

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Weedology is now open in Ontario, Oregon. Residents from Idaho are crossing state lines to purchase recreational marijuana. For some residents, it’s only a 15 minute drive.

It was noted that more vehicles than could be counted had Canyon County and Ada County license plates on them, the Idaho Statesman notes. Idahoans know the risk they’re taking if they bring their purchases back into their home state. Marijuana, in any form, remains illegal in the state.

Afton Cardosa, an Idaho resident who visited Weedology, said, “We’ve been trying to get it here in Ontario for a long time. It’s something that we’ve been wanting and pushing for, and they finally heard the people and let us have it. It’s opening day. I didn’t know if there was going to be a party going on or long lines. First dispensary opening in Ontario, of course it’s going to be a long line.”

Weedology general manage Eric Lantz said, “If they’re coming from Idaho, we’re welcoming them in. What they do after that is on their time. But if they come in, we like to welcome anybody who is looking for the education or the knowledge that we’re starting to provide. This is the start for the future movement.”

Law enforcement agencies aren’t planning on stepping up patrols or doing anything different, they’ll just focus on enforcing Idaho statutes.

Sheriff Chad Huff said, “We’re not going to do anything different. We’re just going to continue to enforce the Idaho statues. I haven’t planned on putting anyone else on. … It’s new to Ontario but not to Oregon. I’m not too worried about it.”