Portland Council Votes Unanimously to Allow Cannabis Delivery Services

The Portland, Oregon City Council voted yesterday to allow cannabis delivery services (“marijuana couriers”) and other “micro” cannabis business types.

The move, which was approved unanimously, is designed to ease the financial and regulatory burden imposed by those trying to get involved in the new industry.

“Since the state regulations keep changing and the industry keep flourishing; we’ll be coming back with multiple changes I’m sure,” Commissioner Amanda Fritz said following the vote. “I look forward to that time.”

Under the new law, cannabis courier businesses can produce cannabis and cannabis products, but will be required to remain a delivery-only service; this means that no brick and mortar location will be offering delivery.

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Free Cannabis Fair With Free Cannabis Samples Taking Place on July 24th in Portland

cannabis fairThe Oregon Cannabis Association is hosting a cannabis fair on July 24th at the North Warehouse (723 N Tillamook St.) in Portland, and the event will include free cannabis samples.

According to their website, “The Summer Fair invites the public to experience the diversity, craftsmanship and expertise of Oregon’s cannabis community. From beer and wine to cannabis, coffee, chocolate and other craft consumables, many of our state’s best products are produced by small, family-run businesses. In the spirit of Oregon’s beloved farmer’s markets and street fairs, The Summer Fair puts names and faces to the people behind an astonishing and growing variety of cannabis products.”

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Free Cannabis Give-Away for Veterans Being Held on April 24th in Portland

On Sunday, April 24th starting at 2:00pm PDT and ending at 5:00pm, the organization Grow for Vets will be holding a cannabis give-away that’s entirely free for military veterans. The group will be giving cannabis away to its membersgrow, as well as veterans who aren’t members but register online for the event at GrowforVetsOregon.org. Non-veterans are also welcome to attend with a $20 donation.

The give-away is just the latest in a series of national events organized by Grow For Vets that are meant “to draw attention to the dilemma of America’s military Veterans”. According to the group; “Many of those Veterans are returning home with a variety of physical and emotional injuries suffered during their military service; and a growing number of vets are demanding they be allowed access to cannabis as part of their treatment.”

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