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Latest News – Medical Marijuana: An Issue of Life & Death for Chronic Pain Sufferers

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In a study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health, a correlation has been found between the legalization of medical marijuana and a reduction in opioid-related fatal car crashes. The study was conducted over a fourteen year period between 1999 and 2013 and spanned 18 states. In states where medical marijuana legislation was passed, it was found that there were fewer opioid-related fatal car accidents relative to the states that had not passed such laws. The Washington Post reports that this correlation adds to the mounting evidence suggesting that sufferers of chronic pain are likely to use medical marijuana to manage their pain when given the option, decreasing the need for opiate based painkillers. Legalized medical marijuana has also been linked to a decrease in painkiller prescriptions and in painkiller overdose deaths.

Check out the full article over at The Washington Post.


Our dispensary is proud to serve OMMP patients and recreational (21+) customers a choice assortment of cannabis products.

We carry a diverse selection of products for a diverse variety of needs. We have flowers, concentrates, prerolls, medibles, tinctures, clones, seeds, glass, and other accessories. Ask us about our strains! We have hybrids, indicas, sativas, as well as strains with lower levels of THC and higher levels of CBD (cannabidiol). Check out our full menu for more detailed product information. Conveniently located in the Arbor Lodge neighborhood of North Portland

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“A dispensary that cares about our customers.”

That’s Satchel. As soon as you walk into our lobby, you’ll be met by our friendly budtenders and our warm, inviting atmosphere. Maybe it’s your first time in a dispensary — or maybe it’s your hundredth.  Either way, our staff will treat you with kindness and will guide you towards the product that’s right for you.

Maybe you’re a recreational customer that wants to pick up a concentrate for your dab rig. We’ve got you! Maybe you’re a medical marijuana patient that needs a smoke free alternative. We’ve got you there, too. Or maybe you’re the DIY gardener type. We’ve got seeds & clones for you to get started, plus a few books we can recommend. Or maybe you’re just plain curious what all the fuss about is about now that cannabis has become legal in the state of Oregon. Stop by Satchel and let our budtenders drop some knowledge on you.

Oregon is famous for having some of the finest cannabis in the nation.

It’s not surprising. Oregon has a long and storied history with cannabis. Over the last several decades, Oregon has established a tradition of cultivating incredibly potent marijuana that’s highly sought after by cannabis aficionados everywhere. Why is it so good? It’s partially because Oregon has a climate that is perfect for cannabis plants to flourish, and it’s partially because Oregon cultivators have had the time to perfect their art. Growing good plants takes practice.

Consequently, we work with the best-of-the-best artisan producers all over the state to bring our customers in Portland the quality products they deserve and have come to expect. If you’re in the Portland area, we’d love to see you.