- Associated Press - Thursday, July 28, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A new crop will be featured at the Oregon State Fair this year: marijuana.

The Oregonian/Oregon Live reports (https://bit.ly/2acqU2V ) that the fair awards prizes for the curviest vegetable or the most misshapen fruit. This year, marijuana plants will also be on display — and will be judged by a panel of growers before the fair.

The Oregon Cannabis Business Council is sponsoring the exhibit. Chairman Don Morse says nine plants will be displayed in a greenhouse and monitored by a security guard.

Only people age 21 and older will be allowed inside.

Fair spokesman Dan Cox says the exhibit is a nod to the newly legal status of cannabis. Morse says, however, that those hoping for a sample will be disappointed.



The fair runs Aug. 26 through Sept. 5.

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Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, https://www.oregonlive.com

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