On 420, just days after TJ’s Dispensary opened its Southeast Powell Boulevard location, the dispensary and coffee shop was abuzz.
An endless stream of dedicated cannabis enthusiasts walked in and out the door, so frequently it was rarely shut.
It wasn’t exactly an average day, though. To celebrate the holiday and its first Portland outpost, TJ’s hosted a meet-and-greet with hip-hop legend Rakim, who was in town to headline this year’s Soul’d Out Festival. The golden age rapper smiled for pictures with star-struck fans and employees and examined the shelves stocked with bud, taking whiffs of various strains, at times wincing at the overpowering aroma.