People from Idaho cross the border to get marijuana on 4/20

Posted at 6:22 PM, Apr 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-20 20:22:46-04

Two dispensaries in Oregon were very busy serving customers with cannabis as the lines stretched out the door on 4/20, a holiday in the world of marijuana.

Many of those people made the trek from Idaho and many of them were there for medicinal purposes.

"In my family, we have some people that are sick and that's why we come here," said Neil Jeffries of Payette. "We need a medical program in Idaho."

Hotbox Farms and 420ville both featured specials and people showed up, the average wait was well over an hour for people to legally purchase marijuana.

"Typically we are seeing over 600 people every day," said Steven Meland a co-owner of Hotbox Farms. "Today we are expecting to see closer to the thousand range."

It is illegal to transport marijuana back across the border, but it was also apparent that the weed business has revived Huntington, Oregon.

The small town of 300 had cars lining up and down the main drag, one business owner told Six on Your Side that the two dispensaries have been great for local business.