Nov. 3, 2009 — By next week there will be two medical marijuana smoking lounges Portland, OR. While other states have medical marijuana dispensaries, the medical marijuana lounges in Portland are the only two of its kind in the United States.

Portland will soon have 2 medical-marijuana smoking lounges
By Anne Saker, The Oregonian
November 03, 2009, 4:17PM

As of next week, Oregon’s medical-marijuana patients will have two smoke-easies in Portland to medicate and socialize, the first such places in the country to open since the federal government indicated that it will no longer arrest or prosecute patients and suppliers.

On Nov. 13, the Cannabis Cafe will open on the first floor of 700 N.E. Dekum St., to be operated by the state’s chapter of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Executive Director Madeline Martinez said the space has been a dream of hers for years.

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