Recreational in Portland: Cafes, Theaters, and Buses – Oh My!

The thing about Portland is that it exceeds expectations. People come here for tasty food and get more options than they could have ever imagined in response. People come to here to find like-minded friends and find all the niche communities they need. Now that recreational marijuana is legal in Portland, people will be coming here to experience the recreational market. It’s only been one and a half months, and again Portland is exceeding expectations. Smoking marijuana is finally embraced as legal, and the city is celebrating!

World famous Cannabis Cafe in Portland

The World Famous Cannabis Cafe has reopened in a new location to offer recreational smokers a home away from home. It initially opened in 2009 as a place for medical patients to gather and partake in their medicating socially. The World Famous Cannabis Cafe reopened its doors on July 31st, and has since been scheduling events like concerts and jazz jams. The cafe is now located at 7958 SE Foster RD, Portland, Oregon 97206. Check their events page for updates!

Francos Fun Bus Portland, Oregon

Franco’s Fun Bus, a recreational dabbing experience, is ramping up for its third outing. The bus will be driving out to Mt. Hood Adventureland for a day full of dabbing, yoga, hiking, and adventuring (entirely optional). Franco and his crew are keeping it fresh for dabbers by providing different things to look forward to – in this case physical activity! Again, every participant will receive a swag bag of samples at the end of the night, curated by Franco himself.

The Other Spot Portland marijuana

Similarly to the World Famous Cannabis Cafe, “The Other Spot” is a cannabis lounge in Portland. Located on 5431 SE 72nd Ave, The Other Spot is just that, another place to enjoy yourself recreationally! So far there are river floats and chili cook-offs scheduled, as well as movies nights here and there. Sounds like a blast, right? The best part is you can partake in marijuana consumption within the building!

Analog cafe and theater marijuana Portland Oregon

At the Analog Cafe and Theater, you cannot consume marijuana products on site, but they still show love to us weed-smokers. So far since legalization, the Analog has been having “Marijuana Mondays!” Besides hosting amazing musical, socially-charged, and theatrical individuals, Marijuana Mondays are also the source of more free weed-gifting in the Portland area. The Analog Cafe and Theater is located on 720 SE Hawthorne Blvd., and while consumption is illegal, the night is full of stoner-oriented activities.

The World Famous Cannabis Cafe, Franco’s Fun Bus, The Other Spot, and the Analog Cafe and Theater, are just four recreational opportunities in Portland available for those 21 and up. Local dispensaries and suppliers know that these events are the way to advertise to smokers right now. It’s no surprise that they’re hooking us up in unimaginable ways. By getting on our good sides now, these businesses hope to gain enough of a fan-base to survive the next couple years. Already there’s a dispensary on every other street, and these shops will have to outlast one another. Supplying events and recreational smokers with samples is a great way to get their name out. Thank you to those contributors, but moreso to the platforms (like the four above) for recreational smoking that are popping up. It will all push this market further towards profit, and in return further towards Federal legalization.

Educate Before You Recreate: What’s Legal, Oregon!

Even though legal marijuana is for adults 21 and older, the new campaign to inform everyone about the rules and regulations comes across as a little under age and juvenile. First of all, the slogan: Educate Before You Recreate, seems like something that would be introduced to a junior high cheer squad. Secondly, it doesn’t help that the use of hues on the infographic, located on the campaigns website, is primary color dominant.

Educate before you recreate Oregon

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Once you can get past the aesthetics, the Educate Before You Recreate infographic makes it clear that you must be 21+ years of age, use cannabis in the confines of private property, possess up to 4 plants, , that it’s illegal to drive under the influence, and that you can share or give away but you can’t sell or purchase (except from a licensed store).

But there are a couple of rules, regulations, or laws, that are not so clear:

1) You can’t take marijuana in or out of the state. That includes Washington

Doesn’t it seem a little odd that you can’t purchase legal cannabis in a legal state and cross the border to another legal state?

But besides this, is it against the law? We don’t actually know because the infographic doesn’t tell us. Although, it does make it clear that public use is illegal, along with underage possession and consumption.

1) You can make edible products at home or receive them as a gift, and can only use them in private places

What are private places? We understand that you can use marijuana on private property and you can’t use marijuana in public. But what is a private place? Can private places be a stall in a public bathroom? Can private places be the inside of a parked car? Can private places be behind a dumpster in an alley? Can I make a private place on the sidewalk using cardboard boxes and my imagination?

At any rate, we never liked laws against where you can consume edibles. If someone is sitting on a bench in the middle of the city eating a cookie, do you automatically think that they are eating a cannabis-infused cookie?

You can check out the Educate Before You Recreate website here.

What are your thoughts about Educate Before You Recreate? Would you add any laws or regulations?