For many people, the holidays don’t officially kick off until Thanksgiving (AKA “Native Peoples Regret Not Building a Wall Day”), and for others it’s the following day, Black Friday.
Many of us will be taking advantage of deep discounts at local dispensaries for Black Friday—especially with some stores knocking 50 percent off selected items.
So for this Black Friday edition of Canna Charities, we present a long list of places where you can score yourself whatever form of jazz tobacco you favor this Friday, while also improving the lives of less fortunate children—because that is a worthy goal, and you aren’t a monster.
It’s such a worthy goal, consider giving this list to friends, and suggest that instead of buying things for each other, you pool your funds and spend that gift money toward this project. Seriously, do you really need more stuff?
The program is Ripped City’s “Give Back Toy Drive,” and they’ve made it easy for people to participate by placing collection boxes at dozens of dispensaries around the state. Bring in a new, unwrapped toy and drop it off at the designated donation box, then buy yourself some cannabis because you just did a good thing and deserve a treat.
This is the second year for this toy drive, and last year Ripped City recruited 20 dispensaries as collection points, and received $15,000 worth of toys, all of which were distributed by the Boys and Girls Aid.
This year, there are dozens of dispensaries already signed on, with a goal of collecting $45,000 worth of toys. (If you work for or own a dispensary and would like to participate, they are actively recruiting, and can be reached here.
You have until December 20 to get your toy(s) to a participating dispensary or the NW Cannabis Club. The following are current as of this writing, but check in with the website for the most up to date list.
Cured Green: 3715 N Lombard
Oregon Weedery: 2312 NW Kearney
gräs: 621 SE 7th
Stumptown: 10587 SE 82nd, Happy Valley
Puddletown: 8201 SE Powell, Suite F
Portland Pot Shop: 4730 N Lombard
1 draw 2: 11711 NE Halsey
Kings of Canna: 1465 NE Prescott, Suite C
Floyd’s: 5944 NE Sandy
Floyd’s: 801 NE Broadway
Floyd’s: 5217 SE 28th
Floyd’s: 9240 N Whitaker
Plus: 45 NE 122nd
Green Remedy: 12507 SE Powell
Cannabliss Firehouse: 1917 SE 7th
Cannabliss: 8701 SE Powell
Cannabliss Burnside: 2231 W Burnside, #3521
Capitol Green Leaf: 1890 Capitol St NE, Salem
Growing ReLeaf: 4160 SW 109th Ave, Beaverton
Herbal Grasslands: 1130 Royvonne Ave SE #104, Salem
Local Leaf: 7570 SW 74th Ave
Oregon Bud Company: 3270 SW Cedar Hills Blvd #104, Beaverton
Portland Best Buds: 6313 N Lombard, Suite B
Gram Central Station: 6430 NE Martin Luther King Jr
Local Herb Collective: 15948 SE Division
Green Oasis SE: 1035 SE Tacoma
Green Oasis NE: 3944 NE Cully
Farm Grass Table PDX: 851 NE Columbia
Farm Grass Table Hood River:4140 Westcliff Dr, Hood River
Oregon Bud Company Clackamas: 16631 SE 82nd Dr, Clackamas
Alternative Remedies: 8109 SE Flavel
Happy Leaf: 1301 NE Broadway
Dime Store: 8218 SE Holgate
Western Oregon Cannabis Newberg: 1013 N Springbrook Rd, Newberg
Western Oregon Cannabis NW: 760 NW Dale
Mindrite: 1780 NW Marshall
Flower Shop Division: 12550 SE Division
Flower Shop Scappoose: 56821 Columbia River Hwy, Warren
Budlandia Woodward: 8135 SE Woodward
Budlandia Division: 16440 SE Division
Exodus: 16211 SE Powell
Americanna: 8654 NE Sandy
Top Hat:11916 SE 22nd, Suite B
Power Plant: 10215 SE Foster
Frontier Farms: 602 Oak St, Hood River
Tropicannabis Club: 1817 Cascade Ave #1101, Hood River
Southeast Barber Co: 5528 SE Woodstock
Mr. Nice Guy Holgate: 11030 SE Holgate
Amberlight: 2407 SE 49th
Green Mountain Fire: 21951 SE Stark, Gresham
NW Cannabis Club: 1195 SE Powell
Plane Jane’s: 10530 NE Simpson
Tetra Troutdale: 809 NE Harlow, Troutdale
Tetra Belmont: 4011 SE Belmont
Truly Pure: 1006 SE Grand Ave #104