View Full Version : First US marijuana cafe

Keith Millea
11-16-2009, 10:35 PM
I wonder what Obama-rama is gonna do about this?



Saturday, November 14, 2009

first US marijuana cafe opens in portland, oregon (http://mediamonarchy.blogspot.com/2009/11/first-us-marijuana-cafe-opens-in.html)

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_H44IkuSV9qQ/Sv8URhq4aSI/AAAAAAAAMJQ/sf3YmnwHMwk/s320/medical_marijuana_prescription.jpg (http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE5AD06O20091114)from reuters (http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE5AD06O20091114): The United States' first marijuana cafe opened on Friday, posing an early test of the Obama administration's move to relax policing of medical use of the drug (http://mediamonarchy.blogspot.com/2009/10/feds-to-issue-new-medical-marijuana.html).

The Cannabis Cafe in Portland, Oregon, is the first to give certified medical marijuana users a place to get hold of the drug and smoke it (http://rawstory.com/2009/11/portland-first-cannabis-cafe-opens-in-portland/) - as long as they are out of public view - despite a federal ban.

"This club represents personal freedom, finally, for our members," said Madeline Martinez, Oregon's executive director of NORML, a group pushing for marijuana legalization.

"Our plans go beyond serving food and marijuana (http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2009/11/portland_will_soon_have_2_smok.html)," said Martinez. "We hope to have classes, seminars, even a Cannabis Community College, based here to help people learn about growing and other uses for cannabis."

The cafe - in a two-story building which formerly housed a speak-easy and adult erotic club Rumpspankers (http://www.google.com/search?q=rumpspankers) - is technically a private club, but is open to any Oregon residents who are NORML members and hold an official medical marijuana card (http://hightimes.com/news/ht_admin/6015).

Magda Hassan
11-16-2009, 11:20 PM
I hope it is the first of many and I hope the 'authorities' leave well enough alone.