It was an amazing day yesterday as adults throughout the state of Oregon visited their local medical marijuana dispensary to make their first legal Oregon marijuana purchases for recreational use. Our executive director, Russ Belville, was at the grand opening of Cannacea in Northeast Portland. Our deputy director, Scott Gordon, visited other dispensaries, including Fresh Buds and Panacea.
The line at Cannacea stretched to about 300 at its largest. The woman who was first in line had been camping there since midnight for the 10am opening. Local rock station KINK-FM was setup there to broadcast the event and the local news cameras from KATU and KOIN were on hand as well.