The Oregon State Fair this year will feature a unique cash crop for the first time: marijuana. While the annual fair celebrates oddities like the curviest vegetable, this year fair-goers will see prize-winning marijuana plants, according to the Oregonian Newspaper. The Oregon Cannabis Business Council, which sponsors the marijuana exhibit, says nine plants will be displayed in a greenhouse that will have its own entrance and exit and a security guard will monitor the area. Only people 21 and older will be allowed in. Fair officials said the inclusion of cannabis plants is a nod to the newly legal status of the crop. A spokesperson for the Oregon State Fair said feature the state’s marijuana crop shows the fair is moving in the “direction that the entire state is moving.” The fair opens August 26th in Salem, Oregon.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.