Pot in public: People light up at Portland's Hempstalk

Pot in public: People light up at Portland's Hempstalk

PORTLAND, Ore. – Tens of thousands of people came to Kelley Point Park this weekend for Hempstalk, where many advocated for the use of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes.

Others just came for the pot smoking.

A KATU viewer called our newsroom complaining about illegal activity at the event. He said he saw people smoking pot at Hempstalk and others selling drugs outside the gate at Kelley Point Park.

Event director Paul Stanford said that kind of activity was not allowed this weekend.

“We do not allow any sales of cannabis or anything illegal at our event,” he said.

Police said Sunday they had not made any arrests.

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