High Quality has now become a part of the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce as the first medicinal marijuana dispensary, after joining the organization this past January.
The business was founded by Brock Binder in 2014 who wanted to provide medical marijuana as an alternative to people. He studied agricultural business management at
Oregon State University.
After, Binder went on to intern at Can! Research center in Corvallis, Ore. working on a study at the economic feasibility of becoming a marijuana producer in the state of Oregon for his thesis. He leveraged the study to raise funding to start High Quality.
“I watched my mother suffer battling lower back challenges,” Binder said. “She was born without cartilages in her lower spine so she had to resort to her doctor’s recommended prescription of opioids being oxycodone and vicodin. I wanted to find a solution for her that could help her cope with that pain.”
High Quality joining the Chamber of Commerce allows the business to have an opportunity to educate people about cannabis and to have more involvement in the Corvallis business community.
According to Trevor Griesmeyer, High Quality community engagement officer, they reached out to the chamber with the idea in Dec. 2020 and received