Oregon pot stores go legal, despite uncertainty

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Medical marijuana shops in Oregon are opening their doors with state approval for the first time this week, but at least one may not be in business very long.

A dispensary near Hermiston was one of the first to open with its permit in hand Tuesday, but it will have to shut its doors if the Umatilla County Commission enacts a moratorium on dispensaries when it meets next week.

That's just one uncertainty facing pot businesses after a new state law took effect last week. Local governments can now ban pot stores within their borders until May 2015, and the Oregon Health Authority is looking at banning many edible marijuana products.

Store owners say compliance is their priority, even as local ordinances and rules are subject to change.