The cannabis experts in and around Eugene, Oregon were some of the first to streamline the cannabis strains and make them more and more powerful
Even before marijuana use had been decriminalized, Oregon was a hot spot for the finest blends in the world. Part of the reason for that is the incredible scenery up here, millions of acres of thick, dense forests. Oregon is logging country, and all those hundreds of miles of dirty logging roads cutting through the belly of the woods makes for a lot of places to hide out and grow pot. After the draft for the Vietnam war ramped up, a lot of the hippies and pot growers from California, and other states, fled to Oregon, and their strains are still being smoked today. I live in Eugene, Oregon these days, and every time I go to a dispensary I feel like I get a history lesson. It seems that every old timer local pothead knows one of the forerunners for modern medicinal cannabis use in the world. None of these old timers can prove anything, of course, but they have been in Eugene for a long time, no one can dispute that. The local legends in Eugene say that this was the birthplace of the modern day THC levels in cannabis. Back in the Summer of Love, the 60s and 70s, cannabis was everywhere, but it was very weak as to what we are used to today. The cannabis experts in and around Eugene, Oregon were some of the first to streamline the cannabis strains and make them more and more powerful. Maybe a lot of this is just loose talk from old time Eugene potheads, but sure makes for an interesting story.