Is marijuana medicine? And what would legalized recreational sales look like in Corvallis? Three dispensaries have opened in the past several months, currently selling medicinal marijuana. The passage of Measure 91 could mean that recreational marijuana will also go retail.
Brock Binder and Kayla Dunham own two of the recently opened dispensaries in town. Binder owns High Quality Compassion and Dunham owns The Agrestic. At the Sept. 8 Corvallis City Club meeting, they will join Corvallis Police Chief Jonathon Sassaman and Seth Crawford from the OSU Department of Sociology and School of Public Policy to discuss marijuana use, health impacts and law enforcement.
They will discuss outcomes that can be expected given Colorado’s experience and the contrasts between dispensaries versus the traditional black market, as well as their effects on one another. Criminality associated with medical legalization and the possible effects on children and teens will also be discussed.
City Club meets in the Les Schwab Gym at the Boys & Girls Club, 1112 NW Circle. The meeting will begin at 12 noon, and doors will open at 11:30. As always, attendance is free. Lunch catered by a local restaurant (TBD) is $10 for members, $12 for non-members. To register, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, with "City Club September 8" in the subject line, by September 4. Please indicate if you are having lunch.