PORTLAND, Ore., July 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Summertime in Oregon means farmer’s markets and street fairs, where locals and tourists flock to enjoy the bounty and variety of Oregon’s craft foods and beverages. This Sunday, cannabis lovers will sample the best of Oregon’s flowers, edibles and extracts from more than 40 local producers at the Oregon Cannabis Association’s sold out Summer Fair in Portland.
“Cannabis is taking its rightful place alongside beer, wine and spirits as the newest jewel in Oregon’s crown of craft industries,” says Aviv Hadar, whose Bend company, Oregrown Industries, is the Summer Fair’s headline sponsor. “We wanted to create a fun and friendly event where craft producers can share Oregon’s world-class products with the public.”
Demand for Oregon cannabis has driven $60 million in adult-use sales since January, according to state regulators. But current law does not allow medical marijuana dispensaries or recreational licensees to offer samples of cannabis products to the public. The Oregon Cannabis Association got around the problem by offering tickets to the Summer Fair at no cost.
Oregrown’s Hadar says that in addition to free samples of craft cannabis products, visitors to the Summer Fair will enjoy a festive, block party atmosphere.
“Of course, Oregrown will have our famous party games on hand, including our seven foot prize wheel and cannabis trivia board, and a special photo booth we created for the event,” Hadar said. “We can’t wait to see everyone at the Summer Fair.”
The Summer Fair is free of charge to adults 21 and over, but every attendee must have a ticket. More information at www.thesummerfair.com.
Oregrown offers medical and recreational customers an upscale retail experience with an amazing staff and exclusive products at its flagship dispensary at 1199 NW Wall Street in downtown Bend, Oregon. A pioneer in Oregon’s craft cannabis community, Oregrown continues to innovate, develop and release world-class offerings, delivery methods and applications.
Aviv Hadar, Oregrown Industries