Medical Marijuana
Take a couple of minutes between bong rips to read this. The World Famous Cannabis Cafe in southeast Portland is opening its doors to the public this Saturday, Dec. 18 to offer a holiday shopping bazaar before the cafe hosts the ninth annual Oregon Medical Cannabis Awards.

Among the items for sale from 10 am to 5 pm are “hemp and cannabis friendly products” like hemp-based soaps and clothing, handmade jewelry and mosaic art.

Also on tap are educational seminars and a “grow seminar,” hosted by Danny Danko, who is a writer, photographer and senior cultivation editor of High Times Magazine. The grow seminar and the awards ceremony sponsored that evening by Oregon NORML are not free. People must register ahead of time for the grow seminar and pay an advance registration fee of $75, or $100 the day of the event.

The awards banquet begins at 6 pm, after judges make their final decisions on the five best medical marijuana strains submitted by growers, based on medicinal effect, potency, taste, aroma, appearance, time of onset, to name a few. Tickets are available online and at The World Famous Cannabis Cafe at 322 SE 82nd Ave.

Contact Oregon NORML at 503-239-6110 or visit the website for more information.