On Idaho border, Oregon’s marijuana finds its way out

BY NIGEL DUARA Published: July 8, 2012
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ON THE OREGON-IDAHO BORDER — Hurtling down I-84 with a bag of medical marijuana and no legal right to possess it, the 23-year-old Idaho man with the crooked grin drove out of Oregon, making a break for home.

But he was soon...

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More than a decade ago, voters made medical marijuana legal in Oregon, which critics say sent plentiful supplies into markets gray and black. They added a quirk unique to Oregon’s law: Out-of-staters can get in-state pot cards, too, as long as they have an Oregon doctor’s signature. Across the border in Idaho, simple possession can mean a trip to jail.

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