PORTLAND, Ore. (CBS / AP) — A new crop will be featured at the Oregon State Fair this year: marijuana.
The Oregonian/Oregon Live reports 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.READ MORE: Report: San Francisco Giants Lose Free Agent Pitching Ace Kevin Gausman To Blue Jays
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.READ MORE: 'The Long Good-Bye'; New Hope In The Battle Against Alzheimer’s Disease
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.MORE NEWS: Returning Thanksgiving Travelers Encounter Few Delays At Local Airports
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