Just in time for 4/20, the city of Portland has created a handy PDF with regulations and recommendations around social cannabis consumption.
It’s no secret that social cannabis consumption is one of the toughest issues facing the burgeoning marijuana market. Though it’s legal to buy and consume cannabis in several states, you can’t use it in public, or in your hotel room, or at cannabis events, or in public housing… This quandary leaves many consumers, both locals and visitors, without a safe, sanctioned spot to enjoy their cannabis.
While many regulated states are making efforts to allow for social use, no one has quite nailed it. Denver might be on the right track; smoking is still taboo, but they’ve approved venues for vaping and edibles. At the same time, Nevada and Massachusetts both face delays to implementing social consumption programs. California will likely lead the way, with other states racing to catch up.
But, perhaps to celebrate the cannabis community’s high holiday, the city of Portland has issued a guide for social consumption of cannabis. Explicitly not legal or business advice, this helpful infographic enumerates both regulations and recommendations for the social consumption of cannabis in Rip City.
The document doesn’t offer any new rules, but rather presents a pathway to navigate existing laws. Social consumption is a grey area, at best. This guide is Portland’s attempt to clarify. They let you know what’s law and what’s suggestion, even citing regulations. Their graphic also breaks down a lot of info into three simple categories – location, consumption, and guests – making it easy to digest and understand.
Portland hasn’t completely elucidated the issue, but they’ve given us some good guidelines. Thanks for seeing the need and taking this on, City of Portland Cannabis Program!
A Guide for Social Consumption of Cannabis in Portland