Real talk: It’s one thing to feel empowered to foment tremendous change, but it requires effort, intention and consideration every single day—that includes how and where we spend our dollars.
Now is the time to put your money (if you’ve got it) where your mouth is (not literally, there’s still a pandemic going on) and change your spending habits to support black-owned cannabis businesses in Portland.
Maybe that means driving to a dispensary a few blocks out of your way, or requesting more black-owned brands at the dispensary closest to you. Maybe that means staying home entirely and having your weed delivered instead. Maybe it means taking some time to learn precisely how racist drug enforcement policies have informed the police state we’re currently living in. Whatever the case, we’ve compiled this collection of black-owned Oregon cannabusinesses to get you started. It is by no means comprehensive, so if we’ve left any out, please let us know.
❋ DISPENSARIES ❋
6802 NE Broadway, 503-719-6192, buddingculturepdx.com.
This well-stocked shop features daily deals as well as two daily happy hours.
Club Sky High
8975 N Lombard St., 503-719-5801, clubskyhigh.net.
This St. Johns dispensary offers daily deals, free delivery, and a deeply rooted commitment to community leadership. Also, their moonrocks are legendary.
Exodus Wellness Center
16211 SE Powell Blvd., 971-242-8079, exoduswellnesscenter.com.
Exodus functions as a full-service dispensary, as well as a de facto social club, showing sporting events on its big screens and encouraging customers to sit and stay a spell. It also has a sizable inventory of pipes, rigs, bongs and associated accoutrements.
Green Box (delivery only)
Green Box was the first licensed cannabis delivery service in Oregon and, according to its website, remains the only one in the state. Order from an online menu or subscribe to receive a personalized box at your doorstep. Pay with cash or Venmo.
Green Muse (formerly Green Hop)