Cannabis Farm Fundraiser for House Democrats Shows Weed's Growing Political Clout

Oregon House Democrats are bringing their high net-worth friends to a Hillsboro cannabis farm Thursday, but it's not because their stashes are empty.

FuturePAC, the campaign arm of the Oregon House Democrats, is holding a fundraiser at the facility to see firsthand how the state's new recreational marijuana industry operates.

Hifi Farms is offering legislators and their friends an exclusive tour on Sep. 29. For Hifi Farms President and CEO Sara Batterby, the location choice for such a high-profile political group offers additional legitimacy to the newly-legal industry.

"I think it’s a huge step forward for the industry and the acknowledgement of our community as an important part of our political picture," Batterby said.

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