Oregon attracts many people from elsewhere, and a new law Thursday allows some of them to get a concealed handgun license. State law generally prohibits people with drug convictions from getting a license to carry a concealed handgun. But Oregon reduced the severity of marijuana possession charges in 1973, and has long allowed residents with one minor pot offense to obtain a license. That exception, however, did not apply to Oregonians who got caught with an identical amount of marijuana in another state.
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