Former Trail Blazer Antonio Harvey among first to get marijuana growers license

The state will issue the first batch of licenses to recreational marijuana growers on Friday.

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Among others in the state’s newest crop of licensed pot growers: John Plummer, an owner of the trendy Doug Fir Lounge in Portland.

Harvey on Thursday told The Oregonian/OregonLive that he’s informed the Trail Blazers of his family’s plans to start a recreational cannabis business and that his contributions will be limited to that of an investor. He said his bosses asked him not to “flaunt” his role in the company.

“I don’t partake in marijuana,” he said. “I don’t use any of the products. For me, this was a business opportunity and a chance to support my wife and her family.”

(READ MORE: Oregon Live)

Taxes generated from recreational marijuana sales reached $6.84 million for the months of January and February.

The Klamath County Economic Development Association is campaigning against the legalization of recreational marijuana businesses in Klamath. Read the Q & A with KCEDA Director Greg O’Sullivan in the “Not in My Backyard” Must Read.

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