OPB | Inaugural Cannabis Fair Being Set Up In Salem

Olivia Finley

by AP | Aug. 12, 2016 11:01 a.m.

In a sign of how mainstream the once-illicit marijuana industry is becoming in Oregon — one of four states to have legalized it — exhibitors are heading to the state capital to set up for the inaugural Oregon Cannabis Grower’s Fair.

Winners of the pot-plant competition at the Oregon Cannabis Grower’s Fair in Salem this weekend will showcase their products at the Oregon State Fair, along more traditional items like tomatoes, hogs and horses.

Don Morse, executive director of the Oregon Cannabis Business Council, says “Oregon is at the forefront in recognizing cannabis as a real agricultural product.”

Mary Lou Burton, who is producing the cannabis fair, says there will be more than 80 exhibitors. Attendees will be able to see non-flowering plants, meet growers and learn about the industry.