What We’re About

We Are Oregon’s Original Dispensary

The Human Collective opened to medical patients in 2010. Since then, we have helped pave the way for the legalization and regulation of both medical and recreational cannabis in Oregon.

We are State Compliant

Our directors, Sarah Bennett and Donald Morse, stay at the forefront of Oregon’s emerging cannabis law. To learn more about their hard work, check out their bios below!

We Take Pride in Our Products

We only accept quality products into our dispensary. This means taking the time to get to know our vendors and growers to ensure we are receiving only the highest quality products.

We Care

The cannabis industry is our passion. We don’t just want to just provide products for our clients; we want to ensure your visit to The Human Collective is a positive, uplifting experience.

Our Directors

Sarah Bennett



Native to Portland, Sarah is the original founder of Human Collective. She opened Human Collective in April 2010 in a time that professional and safe access did not exist. Inspired by the passing of her father 2007 (who passed away from pancreatic cancer) she spent the next three years researching the medical marijuana industry and voila, Human Collective was born.

When Sarah isn’t in the office or advocating for patients right’s, as a member of the ACMM, she spends her time with her family. She has three sons, Bennett, Charlie and Michael (the oldest special needs with severe autism). Her fiancé, and children’s father, David is the owner and lead cannabis cultivator of Forever Dank Farms known for his award winning Multnomah Coma and Sarah has been known to fondle a few plants from time to time.
“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”Herm Albright

Donald Morse

Managing Director


In 2010, Mr. Morse began working with Human Collective as a volunteer, and later as a manager and director. Although Mr. Morse does not use cannabis, he was drawn to it after his wife was diagnosed with a debilitating disease. It provided great relief for her symptoms, and to this day allows her to go about her daily life more comfortably. Not finding many choices for safe access to the medicine, Mr. Morse was inspired to help develop Human Collective further. It has now become the State of Oregon’s model for medicinal marijuana dispensaries.

He, along with Sarah Bennett, worked tirelessly throughout 2012 and 2013 to help enact HB 3460. This bill requires the State of Oregon to license and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries for patients.
For the past year, Mr. Morse has served as director of the Oregon Cannabis Business Council and has been an important part of negotiating and passing this years legislation. As director, Don continues to carry the Cannabis Industry into the future.

“The optimist sees the doughnut, the pessimist sees the hole.”Oscar Wilde

Our Team




Having several years of experience in the medical field, Caitie came to The Human Collective looking for a new opportunity to help others with their medical needs.

When she isn’t in the office keeping all the management requirements up to snuff, she spends her time camping, reading, snapping pictures and spending time with her fur-babies and boyfriend, Jake.
“You are what you do…”Carl Jung




She was born with the gift of helping people. Mercedes has been able to put that gift to good use at The Human Collective as the first person you’ll see when you walk in the door. Be sure to stop in and say hello!

When Mercedes is off playing in the world, she spends her time around Portland with her dog Ozzi and her boyfriend Chris. She loves to read science fiction books and surf Netflix for the latest entertainment.
“It’s LeviOsa not LevioSAR”Miss Granger


Intake Specialist


Curt is a former Clinical Laboratory Scientist turned Marijuana Intake Specialist. He enjoys meeting new vendors, learning about new and creative medicated products, and ensuring our shelves are well stocked with quality meds.

In his free time, Curt enjoys playing his guitar, camping, spending time with friends and his dog Feydor Dogstoyevski, and taking in the views while riding his bike around Portland..
“I don’t have a blue collar job, it’s more of a green collar.”Curt




Nick is comparatively new to the dynamic world of dispensaries, however, he has long recognized the incredible and fascinating benefits cannabis provides. He enjoys helping patients discover medicine tailored to their individual needs.

When Nick isn’t helping patients and keeping vibe in The Human Collective fun; he enjoys playing basketball, hanging out with friends, and catching a good comedy show.
“I think I’m funny…”Nick




A native Oregonian, originally from Southern Oregon, Jason is who you’ll find in the back filling orders and keeping our shelves stocked. A graduate of the University of Oregon in computer sciences, it was his extra-curricular activities that lent to his expertise in cannabis.

Jason spends his free time traveling with his beautiful wife, Kim.




Natalie enjoys helping patients transition from pharmaceuticals to cannabis. She strives to insure every patient has a fun and informative experience at The Human collective.

When she isn’t working hard at The Human Collective, Natalie enjoys listening to music, teaching, and preforming dance.
“You’ve got to love everybody; make them feel good about themselves.”Presidents of the USA


Intake Assistant


Having 45 years of retail experience, Bruce enjoys the opportunity to use his creativity to spread acceptance of Cannabis as an alternative to traditional medicine. He also provides out Patient Priced products, be sure to check them out!

Bruce enjoys golf, creating computer art for Patient Priced and alternative music.
*also silence*Bruce

Camilla Liberman



Being involved in the Cannabis Community for 2 years, Camilla’s biggest passion is helping patients find what best suits their needs, especially those who are not sure how to use cannabis. Whether it be concentrates, flowers or medibles (although concentrates are her favorite,) she is always ready to provide knowledge and advice.

In her free time, Camilla enjoys going on adventures with her boyfriend Shane and their puppy

Juturna, although she’s often found curled up reading a novel by her favorite author, Mark Z.


“Explanation is not half as strong as experience but experience is not half as strong as experience and understanding”Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

Frequently Asked Questions

We are now able to serve everyone over the age of 21!
As of July 1st, 2015, it is legal to possess up to eight ounces of cannabis flower at home, and one ounce on your person in public. In addition, four plants are allowed per residence. Cannabis may not be enjoyed publically.
Check out our MENU to view our latest selections
Human Collective Co-Owner, Sarah Bennett, is on the Advisory Committee for Medical Marijuana (ACMM) responsible for advising the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) on its registration fees. Further, the ACMM has been appointed as the Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) for Senate Bill 460 which charges the Oregon Health Authority OMMP in allowing medical marijuana dispensaries to sell retail marijuana (flower only at this time) effective October 1, 2015.
To purchase any of our edibles or concentrates, you currently need a OMMP medical cannabis card. Anyone over the age of 21 may now purchase flower.
We are Oregon’s original dispensary, and as such, know exactly what we are doing. Only the finest quality medicine is sold here, in a professional and safe environment.
Keep an eye on our blog, and Facebook for the latest updates. If you would like even further information, the OCBC and OLCC websites are also great sources of information.
No one is OLCC compliant right now since there are no OLCC rules.
Human Collective Co-Owner, Don Morse, is on the OLCC Rules Advisory Technical Committee (RATC) responsible for establishing the licensing rules and fees for the implementation of recreational cannabis sales, production, processing and distribution businesses in Oregon. Rules shall be in place for the OLCC to begin accepting applications January 1, 2016.
Human Collective strives to exceed legal compliance as it arises in both the Medical and Retail arena’s.
Don Morse is currently the Person Responsible for Facility (PRF) of The Human Collective, with license MMD#42018, by the Oregon Health Authority.