By now, you may already know that High Times is hosting the inaugural Oregon Cannabis Cup. What you may not know, however, is that one of Oregon’s original licensed dispensaries is also behind the groundbreaking, highly-anticipated event happening at Portland’s North Warehouse on October 26.
An innovative cannabis brand in the heart of Portland’s famous “Green Mile,” Pure Green was founded in 2013 by Matt and Meghan Walstatter, who started the company not just to deliver quality goods and superior customer service, but also as a way to help the population at large through community development and social justice projects.
Barely a year into its operation, Pure Green participated in the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Portland’s Medical Marijuana Symposium and helped raise funds to fight breast cancer at the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Through their company, the Walstatters also advocated in favor of Oregon’s Measure 21, as well as access to banking for cannabis businesses.
Additionally, Pure Green helped organize the Pure Green Lantern Launch to fund research for ALS, the same year it became Clean Green Certified. The dispensary has also been highly active with the Oregon Cannabis Association and has championed causes from female