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A Complete Tourism Guide to Portland’s 2018 Cannabis Scene




Portland, Oregon is a mecca for cannabis lovers everywhere. One of the first places to legalize and decriminalize the magic herb, it was the home of the first cannabis cafe to open in the US (RIP World Famous Cannabis Cafe
) and houses the country’s first CBD cafe, too.
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Unlike our friends in Canada who nearly ran out of weed on day one
, Oregon is so rife with growers that the state has more cannabis than people can consume. This happy accident means having access to a wide range of products at low prices, making Portland the place to be for all things green.

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Folks today can enjoy Portland’s 167 dispensaries alongside some of the best food in the country. Whether you choose to explore the city’s many hiking trails
or zip around town on a motorized scooter, there are a million and one ways to get your green on in this joyous city.

First things first: Click here
to view a map of Portland cannabis shops on Leafly.

Portland’s Cannabis Laws

Top Portland Cannabis Shops

Some stores have menus displayed prominently overhead while others have booklets. Feel free to ask a budtender if you need any help or want to smell something. The best dispensaries might even have lab results or terpene reports for you to check out.

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Note: The standard taxation rate for cannabis in the state of Oregon is 20%. Most dispensaries factor this into the final price but not all, so be sure to double check if in doubt.

Jayne

Portland Cannabis Travel Guide: Jayne
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Jayne is class, pure and simple. Step inside and the first thing you’ll be met with is a comfy waiting area replete with a giant bowl of candy, comfy couches, and a very lifelike cannabis display. You’ll find some of the city’s most patient budtenders who are more than happy to lend a helping hand. Enjoy flower from some of the state’s finest growers like East Fork Cultivars, Pilot Farm, and Deschutes Growery.

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Electric Lettuce

With two locations in Portland, the vibes inside this stylized 70s den are all groovy, baby. A colorful storefront gives way to decked out retro gear. A record player, fur rugs, and lots of art give it a fun, upbeat feel that encourages browsing. Cannabis varietals here are also helpfully categorized in terms of their effect, with vibes ranging from active to cosmic. Grab grams here for as low as $4.

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Cannadaddy’s Wellness Center

Walking inside here is like stepping into Willy Wonka’s factory of all things cannabis. There’s more product lining every inch of the walls than you could possibly hope to smoke in a lifetime. Folks can enjoy some of the most extensive flower, concentrate, andedibles selections in the state. They also host weekly specials with great deals on everything in store.

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Bridge City Collective

Portland Cannabis Travel Guide: Bridge City Collective
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Bridge City has two locations in Portland and is home to some of the most knowledgeable budtenders around. They are also one of the only dispensaries in town that list terpenes found in their flower selection, providing you with all the info you need to make a truly informed choice.

View Bridge City Collective’s Menu

Top Portland Delivery Options

Can’t make it to a shop? Experience Portland’s quick delivery services.

Hello Diem

One of the finest delivery services in the city, Hello Diem offers free delivery to residential areas in Portland. They operate from 12—9, with orders before 7pm delivered same-day. Enjoy products from the Diem brand at great prices and an extremely well-stocked concentrates selection.

I Heart Jane

I Heart Jane is a very user-friendly platform where you can search by mood. This allows you to search directly for ailments like insomnia, pain, or even just a “happy” strain.

Briteside

Briteside is extremely well-designed, making for a streamlined, simple shopping experience. They also offer a recurring delivery service, so you can have a box full of goodies delivered to your door at the same time every week. Check their website for a handy blog chock full of industry info and cannabis best practices.

Rip City Delivery

Rip City is here to service all your SW Portland needs. Same-day orders stop at 8pm, with a minimum purchase of $40 for delivery. You’ll find a nice variety of products represented here including some of the cheapest PAX pods in town.







What to Buy in Portland if You’re a Beginner

If you’re visiting Oregon as a cannabis newbie, there’s tons of products to get you started. Look for these infused favorites and find the best match for your first experience.

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What to avoid: Edibles marked ‘sativa’ over 5mg can be very strong for beginners, so be sure to ask your budtender about what strains were used to make your edibles.

For the Intermediate Consumer

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Social situations or the occasional weekday relaxant, cannabis fits perfectly into a semi-regular routine. Below, check out which Portland products to break out for a well-deserved pick-me-up.

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What to avoid: You may be tempted to think “the higher THC percentage the better the high,” but cultivars over 25% THC can be too stimulating (even for seasoned users). If available, try examining flower’s terpene profile instead of relying on THC alone.

Best Products for the Cannabis Connoisseur

Avid consumers know exactly what they want and what works best for their smoking experience. Expand your stash with Portland’s potent products.

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What to avoid: Edibles can take up to 2 hours to take effect, so always err on the side of caution. Don’t be that guy who goes “I can’t feel anything!”, eats more and ends up being too high. Having some CBD on hand is a great safety net to protect you from accidentally overdoing it.







Check Out Portland’s Cannabis Tours

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Tourists can get an in-depth look into Portland’s cannabis scene by hopping on one of these informative and eye-opening cannabis tours.

Portland’s Unique Cannabis Events

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Whether they’re running all year long or pop up as the days go by, cannabis events flourish in Portland. Grab some paint or work out with the best of them with these unique and infused happenings.

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The Best Munchies in the City

What’s a good cannabis session without some amazing munchies on hand? Get the most out of your Portland excursion with these tasty eats and treats.

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Bonus: A Timeline to Cannabis in Portland

Nov 3, 1998: The state of Oregon decides to legalize medical marijuana

November 2009: The first marijuana cafe, The Cannabis Cafe, opens its doors in Portland.

2012: The state of Oregon creates a registry system for medical marijuana dispensaries. Legislators also reduce harsh sentencing, reducing possession of more than an ounce to a misdemeanor rather than felony.

2014: Voters pass a recreational cannabis law allowing anyone 21 and older to grow or purchase cannabis.

Oct 1, 2015: The OLCC (Oregon Liquor Control Commission) issues the first licenses to cannabis businesses. A few dispensaries open for their first day of sales
.

January 2018: Portland opens the world’s first “CBD boutique:” The CBD Hemp Store
.

June 2018: Green Hop
, the world’s first hip hop dispensary, opens in NE Portland. The Grön Confections Café
, dubbed the world’s first CBD cafe, also opens.