The Oregon Liquor Control Commission says samples of Blue Magoo had pesticide levels exceeding state limits.

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission says samples of Blue Magoo had pesticide levels exceeding state limits.

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Voters in Oregon counties dotting the state will decide whether to locally tax or ban the sale of marijuana, signaling the multimillion-dollar industry could face frustration after recreational sales of the plant were made legal last year.

The local ballot measures — including those in Marion County — come at a time when legal marijuana appears to have become more palatable nationwide. A Gallup poll released Wednesday shows record support across the nation for legalization efforts as 60 percent of Americans polled said they were in favor of the crop.

Gallup forecasts the number of people living where marijuana is legal stands to climb from 5 percent to 25 percent throughout the U.S., with measures for legalization on ballots in five states this fall.

Oregon’s quandary could be a proxy for the way maps change in coming years if the push for marijuana gains more traction in the U.S.

Read more at the Statesman Journal.