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Coming To Oregon For The Eclipse? Laws You Need To Know


A welcome sign greets visitors along the southern Oregon border. 

A welcome sign greets visitors along the southern Oregon border. 

Courtesy of the Oregon Department of Transportation

If you’re coming to Oregon for Monday’s solar eclipse, you’d better beware some of the state’s unusual laws and rules.

For example, you may have heard that buying marijuana is legal here, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get busted for smoking it. And riding a bike without a helmet can bring a citation and fine if you’re under 16 years old. 

There’s lots more. Here’s a quick look at the laws and best practices you should follow during your visit:

You can’t light a joint everywhere: There are really only four things to take into account when it comes to Oregon marijuana laws.

Read more at the Statesman Journal.

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