Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Oregon

Marijuana buds are seen at the Thomson ReutersMarijuana buds are seen at the ‘Oregon’s Finest’ medical marijuana dispensary in Portland

Recreational marijuana became legal in Oregon on Wednesday, as a voter-approved law took effect that will ultimately see it sold in shops, similar to those operating in Washington state and Colorado.

The new state laws reflect a shifting legal landscape for a drug that remains illegal under federal law.

Campaigns for legal pot have started in California and other states, and marijuana is allowed for medical use in half the country’s states.

(Reporting by Steve Dipaola in Portland, Oregon)

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