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The proposed state grass isn't what you think

Sen. Cliff Bentz has nominated basin wildrye, which covers much of Eastern Oregon, for the honor

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY - Basin wildrye.Sen. Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario, has proposed a resolution to name basin wildrye the state grass.

Quite a shock. We thought the state grass was marijuana.

Large portions of Oregon are covered with basin wildrye, including the Columbia Plateau and the northeastern Blue Mountains.

But Oregon has a supply of unused grass on marijuana farms and store shelves that would last the state population for about six years, according to a recent study by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.?