The Columbian / Associated Press

Dispensary fined for handing out product in parking lot

PORTLAND — A Portland dispensary is out $2,500 after the state fined the establishment for allowing a vendor to give away marijuana concentrates and pre-rolled joints in the parking lot on the opening day or recreational marijuana sales.

The Oregonian reports that the fine against Cannacea is the first disciplinary action against a dispensary since recreational sales began Oct. 1.

Oregon Health Authority officials say the dispensary allowed marijuana products to be given away in its parking lot and that Cannacea failed to check the identification of people receiving the swag to be sure they were 21 or older or that they were medical marijuana patients.

Marijuana concentrates and edibles are currently off-limits to recreational customers.

Tisha Siler, who was cited as the one responsible for the store, paid the fine in full.