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Legal Pot Now a Short Drive for Many Oregonians

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PORTLAND, OR - Recreational pot is now for sale in Washington state, and that means easy access for many residents of neighboring Oregon.

Law enforcement officials say there's nothing stopping Oregonians from buying pot in Washington. They warn, however, that Oregonians who drive home stoned could get busted, just like a drunken driver.

It is also illegal to take marijuana purchased in Washington back to Oregon for home use, though many customers will probably do just that.

The closest legal pot shop to Portland opens Wednesday, just across the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington.

The Oregon State Police say they're not doing anything different to respond to sales on the Washington sales of pot.