The Greener Side’s 2nd Annual Oregon Cannabis Classic Golf Tournament is September 4th


Full disclosure right off the bat: I have been friends with Chelsea and Joseph Hopkins, the owners of the Greener Side in Eugene, for a couple of years now and have found them to be two of the best people you will meet anywhere. They are kind, compassionate and truly care about patients and the marijuana movement as a whole. They are fun to hang around and one of my regrets in life is that I don’t get the chance to hang out with them more. The Greener Side offers great products, special deals every Tuesday, discounts to veterans and they host vendor days twice a month to get knowledge from the source. They even take the time to give to charity as they organize the Oregon Cannabis Classic Golf Tournament to benefit the Oregon Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The 2nd annual Oregon Cannabis Classic will be held on September 4th at the Mallard Creek Golf & RV Resort.

“We met representatives from the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Portland and we have an employee whose mother has MS, so it was a perfect fit. We actually found that many charities won’t accept money from a cannabis business, so it was great to find a good charity that is willing to be associated with the cannabis community, benefiting both our causes,” Chelsea informed me.

Ms. Hopkins continued, “We were looking for something different from the usual cannabis event, something unique that allows people to have fun and network. We also wanted to reach out to a new venue to help show the professionalism of the cannabis industry, while having a great time. Who doesn’t want to take the day off or get off of work early to go golfing?”

I could not endorse this event more, even though I am not a golfer. Okay, I’ve golfed like twice in my life and I’m pretty sure that I may be the worst golfer in the world, but even I can participate in the Oregon Cannabis Classic. The charity event is open to golfers of all abilities as it uses a scramble format where each team uses the best shot from one of their players. There will be various prizes to keep things interesting as well, such as: longest drive, closest to the pin, any hole-in-ones ($50,000 prize last year), prize to the sponsor who donates the most, etc. And we did legalize it after all, so there will be private cannabis consumption areas for adults over the age of 21 as well.

Registration for the Oregon Cannabis Classic is $165 for individuals and $550 if you sign-up a foursome. A few sponsorship packages are also available. Get your tickets or sign up to be a sponsor while you still can. You can help out a great charity, assist great people doing great work while having fun. It is truly a win-win-win for everyone involved. You can find out more info about the Greener Side and the Oregon Cannabis Classic through their websites, as well as on check out the Greener Side’s Facebook page and the Facebook event set up for the charity golf tournament.


Anthony Johnson

Anthony, a longtime cannabis law reform advocate, was Chief Petitioner and co-author of Measure 91, Oregon's cannabis legalization effort. He served as director of both the New Approach Oregon and Vote Yes on 91 PACs, the political action committees responsible for the state's legalization campaign. As director of New Approach Oregon, Anthony continues to work towards effectively implementing the cannabis legalization system while protecting small business owners and the rights of patients. He sits on the Oregon Marijuana Rules Advisory Committee and fights for sensible rules at the legislature as well as city councils and county commissions across the state. Anthony helps cannabis business comply with Oregon's laws and advises advocates across the country. He also serves as content director of both the International Cannabis Business Conference and the Oregon Marijuana Business Conference, helping share the vision of moving the cannabis industry forward in a way that maintains the focus on keeping people out of prison and protecting patients. He was a member of the Oregon Health Authority Rules Advisory Committee, assisting the drafting of the administrative rules governing Oregon’s state-licensed medical marijuana facilities. He first co-authored and helped pass successful marijuana law reform measures while a law student at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. He passed the Oregon Bar in 2005 and practiced criminal defense for two years before transitioning to working full-time in the political advocacy realm. His blogs on Marijuana Politics are personal in nature and don't speak for or reflect the opinions of any group or organization.