Pot and the Park


October 5, 2015

With the brisk sales of marijuana since it became legal to sell October 1 in Bend, we thought we'd republish this piece for those of you that might have missed it. Smith Rock State Park may be one of the "7 Wonders of Oregon" but you don't need to wonder where they stand on pot use in the park.

The park is a public place and therefore off limits to using the legal weed where others can see you.

What's Legal Oregon defines it this way:

Starting July 1, 2015 adults 21 and older can use recreational marijuana at home or on private property. You can’t use recreational marijuana in public places.

Measure 91 defines a public place as “a place to which the general public has access and includes, but is not limited to, hallways, lobbies, and other parts of apartment houses and hotels not constituting rooms or apartments designed for actual residence, and highways, streets, schools, places of amusement, parks, playgrounds and premises used in connection with public passenger transportation.”

A good rule of thumb: If someone outside of your home can see you, you’re probably in public.

Still in a fog about pot use? Maybe open your windows. At home that is.