Sir, is your down jacket that you are wearing filled with eagle feathers? You know that it is illegal to be in possession of eagle feathers, right? I really don’t know if your jacket has eagle feathers or not, as I cannot see underneath the fabric, it’s just that you strike me as the type of individual that might wear a jacket made out of eagle feathers. Did I mention they are illegal?
In Washington State, it is illegal to consume marijuana in public. When marijuana is officially legalized in Oregon next month, it will also be illegal. We get that. What we don’t get, is to try and make a clear case for edibles.
Ahead of legalization, Oregon has jump started the What’s legal campaign (educate before you recreate), to inform everyone of what you can and can’t do in cannabis-land. An infographic on their website attempts to simply this.
For more about this new Oregon campaign, check out the article on HighAbovePortland.com.
It does somewhat of a decent job, but in our opinion, the space is wasted when it comes to edibles. First of all, no one is going to know if the cookie you are eating is infused with cannabis or not. It doesn’t matter if you are sitting on a park bench, at a campground, or a standing on a busy street corner in the middle of the city. You might as well have left the edibles off of the infographic, since consumption of cannabis in public had already been addressed.
We understand (very little) of trying to regulate smoking in public for various reason, but don’t make that attempt with something you can’t see or even really smell.
People were eating edibles in public well before cannabis was legalized. You just never knew…