The history of cannabis in Portland

Portland has long been known as one of the most progressive cities in the country.

That may sound great to you, or it may sound awful, depending on your political views.

Don’t worry, this isn’t a political post, I hate getting into arguments online! I wanted to do a little history on the city, to give some insight as to why Portland is so progressive. It started with the hippies, who flooded up into the area from California in the early 60s. Some of them were dodging the draft and on the way to Canada, and ended up staying in Portland instead. For the last fifty years, these hippies were the moral backbone of Portland, and guided the city into different kinds of political activism. They have also guided the Portland area towards being known for the best locally grown cannabis in the country. I know there are a lot of other cities that lay claim to being the Cannabis Capital but I would take Portland weed over any other kind. Just like the city of Portland itself, the history of local cannabis is deep and rich. For decades those old hippies plied their trades and kept improving on their cannabis crops, passing down their secrets to the next generation. With so much history involved with growing Portland weed, is it any wonder that we produce the finest in the world? Like the rest of Oregon, the city of Portland has very loose rules when it comes to cannabis and recreational drug use. This doesn’t make Portland more dangerous, just a lot more fun.


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