Video From First Day of Legal Oregon Marijuana Sales


It was an amazing day yesterday as adults throughout the state of Oregon visited their local medical marijuana dispensary to make their first legal Oregon marijuana purchases for recreational use. Check out coverage from our own Anthony Johnson and Cyd Maurer.

I was at the grand opening of Cannacea in Northeast Portland. I was representing the cannabis consumers as the head of Portland NORML with our volunteer booth setup. Other vendors, such as Green Leaf Labs, were setup in the parking lot of this converted bank awaiting the first legal customers as they exited the dispensary.

The line at Cannacea stretched to about 300 at its largest. The woman who was first in line had been camping there since midnight for the 10am opening. Local rock station KINK-FM was setup there to broadcast the event and the local news cameras from KATU and KOIN were on hand as well.

Here are my photos, audio, and video from the event. Plus, I have video from my colleague from Portland NORML, Scott “Urb Thrasher” Gordon.

"Radical" Russ Belville is a blogger, podcaster, and host of The Russ Belville Show, a daily two-hour talk radio show focused on the evolution of the legal marijuana industry in the United States. The program is airing live at 3pm Pacific Time from Portland, Oregon, on, with podcast available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio. Russ began his marijuana activism in 2005 with Oregon NORML, then in 2009 went on to work for National NORML, and found and direct Portland 2015.