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What Will Marijuana Tourism Really Look Like in Central Oregon?

A future Central Oregon attraction may not be another craft brewery, but a marijuana grow site where tourists can pick up samples and see how the formerly illegal cannabis plant is cultivated.

Portland will likely be the primary destination for marijuana tourism in Oregon, but Bend and Central Oregon could also see an influx with visitors combining their trips to grow sites with other amenities the region has to offer. The ability for tour companies to operate and offer something like the Bend Ale Trail or a vineyard-style tour is contingent on rulemaking currently being considered by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and state legislators.

“Tourism will be part of this new marijuana economy,” said Tom Towslee, a spokesman for the OLCC. “Just exactly what that’s going to look like remains to be seen.” [Read more at the Bend Bulletin]

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