Marijuana growers will compete for ‘Best Pot Plant’ at Oregon State Fair

Posted at 5:30 AM, Jul 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-29 05:30:57-04

Salem, OR (KPTV) — For the first time, growers will receive ribbons for marijuana plants at the Oregon State Fair.

A fair spokesman said there was an informational event last year regarding marijuana at the fair. Organizers did not receive any complaints, and this year the fair is going a step further.

Marijuana plants will be judged in a competition – similar to other crops and agricultural products – and featured in a display at the annual event.

Organizers said the plants are not mature and can’t be harvested.

The display will be in a greenhouse with its own entrance and extra security.

Fairgoers interested in seeing the top marijuana plants will need to be at least 21 years old to enter the exhibit.

The Oregon State Fair begins Aug. 26.

Sales of legal recreational marijuana began in Oregon in October 2015.