Portland Signs Off on Marijuana Festival Featuring Free Samples

Article by Noelle Crombie, The Oregonian


It’s legal to possess, grow and buy marijuana in Oregon, but state clean air laws and local rules have put a damper on public festivals featuring giveaways and consumption.

The Oregon Cannabis Association has found a way to host a summer fair where members of the public — as long as they’re 21 and older — can take home free samples.

The Summer Fair, featuring dozens of Oregon producers and processors, will be held July 24 at the North Warehouse in Portland.

Amy Margolis, a Portland lawyer with the cannabis association, said the event is designed to showcase Oregon’s marijuana industry and give consumers a chance to learn more about products sold in dispensaries.

“It’s a way to meet new people who are interested in this market,” she said.

The association addressed the city’s rules by not charging admission, Margolis said.

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