Oregon Could Start Collecting Pot Taxes by October

...Which increases the chance all adults will be able to buy pot this summer.


Oregon lawmakers are hashing out the details of a plan to let medical marijuana dispensaries sell pot to all adults starting this summer or fall. That idea, spearheaded by Sen. Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day), is becoming increasingly plausible. Recreational marijuana becomes legal July 1, but state-licensed stores aren't likely to open until the fall of 2016. Ferrioli has suggested letting medical ...   More
Thursday, June 4, 2015 AARON MESH

Burns Notice

How the firing of Oregon’s pot czar exposed the OLCC’s secret talks to end medical weed as we know it.

On a sunny Thursday last month, Rob Patridge, the man who will soon be Oregon’s top regulator of legal weed, and Anthony Johnson, the person who gave him that power, met over iced tea at Russe   More
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 AARON MESH

Oregon Drops Proposed Ban on Treats Laced With Marijuana


The Oregon Health Authority had threatened to be a buzzkill when it came to medical marijuana dispensaries selling candies, cakes and cookies and other munchies seasoned with pot. But according to the Associated Press, the agency has backed off that proposal, instead focusing a ban on any products that might entice minors.As the AP reports:That means nothing brightly colored or formed in the shape ...   More
Monday, March 31, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Big Bad Wolfe

An activist launches a campaign to oust Secretary of State Kate Brown.

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A light drizzle fell on Bob Wolfe as he stood outside a citadel of the Portland establishment like the lupine nemesis in the story of the Three Little Pigs.  Wolfe was rattling the doors    More
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

East Portland House Raid Nets a Little Weed And a Lot of Guns

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A recent Portland house raid led to a gun collection meticulously organized in a peculiar way.When federal agents busted Gerald Leroy Barnes II at his East Portland home last month, they found $1,600, less than a pound of weed inside a safe, "a scale, money counter and small amount of drug packaging material," according to a felony criminal complaint filed April 27 in U.S. District Court in Portland."Barnes ...   More
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 by Corey Pein

Better Toking Through Chemistry

Should you take Sour Diesel or Purple Kush for nausea? Science has the answer.

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For recreational users, the only criterion for picking a strain of cannabis is the character of the high they want to get.  But for the medical user, the choice of strain can be vitally importa   More
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 ROBERT HAM

Yes, We Have No Tomatoes

Portland’s indoor gardening shops sell all you need for homegrown medical weed—except advice.

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Michael Johnson entered the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program two years ago, decades after he quit smoking pot recreationally, to help cope with a debilitating back injury. The 55-year-old reside   More
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Weed All About It

Will 2012 be the year Oregon finally adopts a reasonable marijuana policy?

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Oregonians love marijuana. Take a walk along Southeast Clinton Street some summer evening and you’ll get contact confirmation.  The most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health, from    More
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

The Federal Crackdown on Oregon Dispensaries Claims a Victim

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This past spring, U.S. Attorney for Oregon Dwight Holton followed the lead of several U.S. attorneys in other states and issued a strongly worded letter warning medical-marijuana dispensaries—and their landlords—that they were violating federal drug-trafficking laws.Now, Holton's campaign—which he said led to a death threat against his staff—has claimed a victim in Portland.The Foster Healing ...   More
Thursday, July 21, 2011 JAMES PITKIN


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