Conversation With A Portland Pot User

Okay, here we go: My first interview from the Pacific Northwest.

This summer I traveled this region to talk to people about their lives, about life in this part of the country, and about their outlooks on the world. My first conversation with a Pacific Northwesterner occurred just outside a marijuana store in Portland. It’s just like a liquor store, except they allow free smells of the product.

Coming from Minnesota, this was quite a sight (and smell). And though I couldn’t record inside the establishment, I did talk to a customer out on the sidewalk. Karen opened up about her history of pot use, her favorite way to catch a buzz, and about legal marijuana.



Look for new interviews from the Pacific Northwest to be published in the coming days on my YouTube channel.

And If you have a person, event, or idea for me to cover, please email me at

What say you?