(Editor’s note: This is part of “The United States of Weed,” a series on the movement to legalize marijuana for recreational use in New Jersey, and the potential impact it could have on Staten Island. Click here for additional stories in the project.)
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — During a recent trip to Oregon, two Advance staffers followed the life cycle of a marijuana plant — from seed to smoking.
Reporter Kyle Lawson and multimedia specialist Amanda Steen toured a massive indoor grow house, visited Portland’s notorious “Green Mile” — a high concentration of marijuana dispensaries located in close proximity along Sandy Boulevard — and visited a cannabis social club for a glimpse of what could happen in New Jersey should recreational marijuana use be legalized there.
Watch the video above to get a behind-the-scenes look at the marijuana industry in Oregon, and to see what our team learned while on the West Coast.