In what might be a cannabis marketing first, marijuana plants will be displayed and judged at the Oregon State Fair – just like pumpkins, pigs and onions.
The Oregon Cannabis Business Council is sponsoring the exhibit of nine plants, which will be displayed in a greenhouse at the fairgrounds, according to The Oregonian.
Only people 21 years of age and older will be allowed into the greenhouse, which will be monitored by a security guard and have its own entrance and exit.
The plants will be judged before the fair by a panel of marijuana growers, including Ed Rosenthal – a well-known author and cannabis expert – and be awarded ribbons.
“We are doing it 4H style,” said Don Morse, executive director of the Cannabis Business Council. “You get a blue, purple or yellow ribbon. We are celebrating the plant as a farm crop from Oregon.”
The fair runs Aug. 26 to Sept. 5.