Don Morse wanted to install an electric sign on his Southwest Portland medical marijuana dispensary so he arranged for a local representative of a national sign company to come by his shop.
A few days later, Sharyl Herigstad, an Oregon representative of Yesco, the Utah-based sign company, emailed Morse a proposed design. Morse, who with Sarah Bennett owns the Human Collective, approved the sketches and waited for the bid.
Instead, he got a call last month from Herigstad who said the company’s corporate officials rejected the job, which Morse estimated would have cost $10,000.
“Corporate said, ‘We don’t do business with marijuana,'” said Morse. “They steadfastly refused to build us a sign.”
Morse wanted the sign to feature the shop’s name and carry a green cross, a common symbol for medical marijuana. He said Herigstad referred him to another sign company.
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