OREGON: People ambled through the Oregon Hemp Convention on Friday, casually inspecting colorful glass bongs and trying samples of rice crispy treats and chocolates, chatting with vendors about growing marijuana plants at home and extracting cannabis oil safely.
Our more relaxed attitude toward marijuana is nothing new, but this was all still a bit surreal.
But as Oregon eases into recreational marijuana, bigger festivals and conventions like this weekend’s event should become the norm, popping up throughout the year at venues in and around Portland.
They should become the norm, but as of now the Oregon Hemp Convention is the only big marijuana event officially scheduled in Portland this year. Oregonians will be hungry for celebration this summer, but will there be anywhere in Portland for them to go?