PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon is just days away from legalizing recreational marijuana, and the Portland Police Bureau is explaining just how much weed you can carry in the most Portland way possible — by comparing it to a Voodoo doughnut. 

You can legally carry an ounce of marijuana in public, or about the size of a voodoo doll doughnut. You can have 8 ounces with you at home, and anything over that is illegal (that’s a lot of doughnuts).

On a more serious note, you can be arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants or get a citation for using in a public place. Along those lines, if you do see someone using marijuana in a public place, police urge you NOT to call 911, unless there is an immediate public safety risk.

Transporting marijuana products from Washington to Oregon is a violation of Federal drug laws.

If you smell marijuana from your neighbor’s home or yard and it’s bothering you, police say you should discuss it with them privately and not call 911.



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