PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – It didn’t take long for an entrepreneur to combine two of Portland’s favorite things: marijuana and food carts.
But state officials aren’t thrilled. The Oregon Health Authority on Monday said the Smoke Buddy, a mobile cart selling medical marijuana, is illegal.
The agency’s spokesman Jonathan Modie said operating a mobile service or a medicine delivery service is not allowed under the state dispensary rules. The prohibition includes sales at farmers markets, drive-thru windows and mobile dispensaries.
According to Modie, a facility must operate at a particular location to be registered. And any transfer of marijuana to or from a dispensary must take place at the registered address.
The Smoke Buddy has been operating for about a week, visiting several Portland neighborhoods.