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New debate: When is medical marijuana "usable?"
Pot smoker wins case when Ore. AG says marijuana drying on clothes hangers wasn't yet "usable"
By The Associated Press

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. (AP) ' An Oregon man has seen his convictions for exceeding the limits for medical marijuana reversed over the issue of just when pot qualifies as "usable."

Josh Brewer served 60 days in jail and was put on three years of probation for exceeding Oregon's limit of a pound and a half of medical marijuana.

But on appeal, the Oregon Attorney General's has conceded that the two-and-a-half pounds of pot that was hanging to dry from coat hangers in the living room should not have counted against the limit. A 2007 Oregon Court of Appeals ruling had found that marijuana is not usable while it is still drying.



Neither marijuana advocates nor police are happy with the legal muddle that remains 16 years after medical marijuana was first legalized in the U.S.


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