After the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in Oregon, the state will now host one of the seven yearly Cannabis Cups produced by High Times Magazine.

Editor in Chief of High Times, Dan Skye told KGW News, “It’s a chance for the public to see all these new businesses and check out some of the cannabis merchandise.” Along with the transparency that the event gives to the industry, the event also presents a tremendous economic opportunity for the city of 600,000. Last year, Denver’s newly recreationalized Cannabis Cup drew 500 vendors and 40,000 attendees.

The Cup will undoubtedly take strict precautions in order to maintain safety and legality. Skye said “We follow the rules rigorously. We are very up-front about what we are doing here. The fact is, it is legal. Everybody should get used to that. If you look at the evidence in Colorado there is no damage to the so-called social fabric.”

Portland’s Cannabis Cup will take place in July of 2015 and will feature educational seminars and big-time musical talent. Event details including location have yet to be released. We’ll post updates as more information becomes available.

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