Oregon: State NORML Affiliate Re-Opens ‘World Famous Cannabis Café’

Portland, OR: Oregon NORML, a state affiliate of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), has re-opened the ‘Cannabis Café’ – a 4,000 square foot lounge that caters to authorized medical marijuana patients.

Patrons of the café, who must be in good standing with the state’s medical marijuana program as well as a member of Oregon NORML, may consume cannabis on the premises.

Oregon NORML initially opened the café last November, but recently moved the operation to a larger location. The café’s debut in 2009 received international media headlines, including mentions by the Associated Press, Reuters News Wire, and The New York Times.

Unlike conventional marijuana dispensaries that operate in states like California and Colorado, medical cannabis is not sold on the premises, nor is the primary function of the café to dispense marijuana. “This is not a medical marijuana dispensary with a café; this is a café for medical marijuana patients,” said Madeline Martinez, Oregon NORML Executive Director and a member of NORML’s Board of Directors.

A video of the café’s re-opening celebration is available online on youtube.com at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37eaXClx54M.

For more information, please visit: http://usacannabiscafe.org/.