Today is National CBD Day, and if you know what’s good for you, you got me a card to celebrate this highest of high holy days, and maybe a nice CBD related gift as well. (Hint: Chocolate.)
Insofar as I got mail delivered today, and my bank is open, National CBD Day is not a true National Holiday. Rather, it’s one of over 1,500 “National (Fill In The Blank)” days listed on the previously unbeknownst to me National Day Calendar.
It was proposed by cbdMD.com, and accepted by the Registrar of the NDC, which declared August 8th to be National CBD Day way back in…2018.
With the dubious nature of this Day off the charts, you are off the hook for aforementioned card and gift.
But that isn’t to say you shouldn’t be purchasing and using CBD products, albeit not from a gas station. Fun fact: Most high quality, effective and verified CBD products are rarely sold at gas stations.
There are certainly plentiful choices for sourcing quality CBD products, but an event next weekend stands out as a premier option. Put together by Portland CBD Products powerhouse Greater Goods, the events offers buyers an opportunity to “Shop to feel good and do good.” Yes please, as I have vague memories of this “feeling good” of which you speak.
This Good Things Market Pop-up will feature “six women-owned brands with a focus on CBD and all made locally in Portland, Oregon, products range from edibles to topicals to smokables and beauty products.”
Those brands include Aurora Elixirs, Barbari, Bonfleur, Canapa, Greater Goods, and Mendi, all of whom will donate 20% of their sales to the ACLU of Oregon.
Greater Goods has taken all the precautions to make the event safe for customers, recognizing the irony of shopping for something to calm your overstressed brain down may have the opposite effect during a pandemic.
As such, limited customers will be allowed in the store at one time, face masks will be required for those aged five and older, and the option of pre shopping online and picking up your order curbside is available.
There will also be a selection of non-alcoholic summer themed beverages, although “Hunkered Down Hurricanes” “Pandemic Punch” and “Quarantined Cosmos” were not yet announced, mostly because those aren’t real.
Mark your calendars, National Day or not.
Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15
11am – 5pm
At the Greater Goods headquarters
1323 SE 7th Ave, two blocks north of Hawthorne Blvd.
More details can be found here.