Oregon State Fair to Showcase Live Marijuana Plants, First Exhibit of its Kind in the Nation

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SALEM, OR -- The Oregon State Fair is growing more than livestock as the main attraction next week. While some states are known for fried food or butter sculptures, Oregon will have nine live marijuana plants on display.

The Oregon Cannabis Business Council picked the plants as the first marijuana exhibit ever at a state fair. The educational exhibit will show pot cultivation.

Because of transportation laws, the plants cannot be flowering. The group said it came up with the idea after no one complained about an informational booth set up at the 2015 Oregon State Fair.

If you want to see the exhibit at the fair, you must be 21-years-old or older. Extra security will also be in the area.

The Beaver State will have it's fair from August 26th through September 6th.