A sign on the front door of Oregrown declares that "the end of cannabis prohibition has finally arrived!"
Long-time best friends and co-owners, Hunter Neubauer and Aviv Hadar, opened their medical dispensary in January, and Hadar is proud to say they "have been open every day since."
Starting as an agricultural business five years ago, Hadar says the business was already well known in Oregon as a single-source, local-based supplier of cannabis.
"We are the soil-to-table story," he explains. "Everyone was asking us to put our cannabis in their stores, so we decided to open our own shop."
This October, they will be allowed to expand their business even further, as currently licensed medical dispensaries will be permitted to sell certain products to the over-21, general public.
The best friends have big plans to meet the growing demand for their products, and recently closed on the purchase of an "80-acre campus with blow-your-mind views of the Sisters."
"This is the Oregon way," adds Hadar. "Organic products grown locally and responsibly sold in the state." (KS)
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