For a curious cannabis enthusiast, a backyard garden is a highly rewarding summer pastime that provides gifts not only of homegrown herb, but insight into the underlying mechanics that govern both cannabis and the natural world.
If this sounds like something you want to experience and you live in Oregon, you’re in luck—you too can grow cannabis in your backyard or in a small indoor setup. (Just keep in mind that the outdoor season for cannabis begins in spring!)
The rules are pretty straightforward: Four plants per adult household and no plants visible from a public throughway.
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Archive Portland — Portland
Average price: $30-60 per clone
Archive Seed Bank holds one of the world’s largest collections of cannabis genetics in both living and seed form, and their retail outpost on the outskirts of Portland’s Montavilla neighborhood is a destination for fans of the renowned breeding operation as well as recreational buyers in the market for clones.
These aren’t your average cuttings. For several decades, the masterminds behind Archive scoured the globe in search of exemplary cannabis, going direct to fellow breeders to collect and preserve cuts and seeds that span landrace to hype strain. Archive’s preservationist intentions extend to some world-class breeding projects, making sought-after genetics available to the general public in seed form—including their dispensary-famous Do-Si-Dos and connoisseur favorite, RudeBoi OG.
Though Archive’s clone selection is usually limited to a handful of choices du jour, they fulfill custom orders for dispensaries across the state, which means if you’re looking for something specific, there’s a