Cliff "Uncle Spliffy" Robinson Is Opening A Weed Store In Portland

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Oregon recently legalized weed, and the first stores catering to recreational users opened last October. You have to be 21 or older to buy, and they’re a tad restrictive on how much you can buy at one time, but it’s a rather relaxed experience. In Portland, you can get a pre-roll of decent quantity for about $7.50, which ain’t cheap, but you don’t have to worry about quality at all. Last weekend, I scoped one out myself and I can recommend to you the “Obama Kush.”

Anyway. Cliff Robinson, ‘90's NBA player and Survivor alum, is opening a store of his own soon, reportedly to be called “Uncle Spliffy.” He is going to speak at the Cannabis Collaborative Conference to thousands of weed fans next month in Portland, where Uncle Spliffy will be based. The Portland Business Journal spoke with Robinson and he had a lot of insight about pot and the NBA:

“Cannabis is definitely a more positive alternative to pharmaceuticals at the end of the day,” he said. “Those are synthetics. I’m talking about something that’s natural that can bring the outcomes you’re looking for, be it for muscle tension or relaxation or preparedness. There are a whole lot of different things that are beneficial.”

While Robinson wouldn’t venture a guess as to how many NBA players use marijuana, it’s logical to assume the number is substantial.

“When you talk about guys playing on a professional level, there’s a lot of physical and mental stress that comes with that, and to have something available to you that has health benefits, I don’t see the issue with it myself.”


Robinson was suspended by the NBA for marijuana use in 2006, and he sounds like he wants to help advocate for lighter penalties for NBA players who want to burn it:

“There are a lot of things that have to fall into place before” cannabis isn’t frowned upon in the NBA, Robinson said. “We can continue to break down the walls of the issue.


Robinson’s shop will apparently open later this year. Maybe we’ll do another weed review.

h/t Luke; Photo via Getty