Nearly 200 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Have Signed Up to Sell Pot to All Adults Oct. 1

But no weed party in Scappoose.


In less than a week, Oregon’s medical marijuana dispensaries will be allowed to sell weed to all adults. They’re ready.Nearly 200 dispensaries have sent state officials a form declaring their intent to sell recreational marijuana starting Thursday, Oct. 1. That’s half the medical-pot dispensaries in Oregon—and the state only provided the form last Tuesday, Sept. 22. “In the first three hours, ...   More
Friday, September 25, 2015 AARON MESH

It's Official: Public Weed Sales Start Oct. 1

Kate Brown signed a bill today allowing medical dispensaries to sell cannabis to everybody over 21


Well, it's official. Recreational weed sales in Oregon begin on Oct. 1.That news from Salem today as Gov. Kate Brown finally signed a bill that opens existing medical dispensaries to anyone at least 21 years of age.As we reported back in June, the Oregon Legislature made the call after Southern Oregon Republican Ted Ferrioli pushed to amended a bill so that existing medical dispensaries could ...   More
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Portland-Area Dispensaries

A directory of Portland Area cannabis dispensaries.

Alberta Green House 1313 NE Alberta St., 954-3900, A charming little bungalow in the heart of the Alberta Arts District, with plenty of flower and shatter, and an   More
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 WW Culture Staff

The New Crop

Six Portland dispensaries that point to the future of retail weed.

Checking out a new dispensary is a gamble. Menus and discounts can be found online, but there’s no early warning system against running into the middle-aged shop owner who mentions during ch   More
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 WM. WILLARD GREENE, Mary Romano

How To Buy Legal Weed

The dos and don’ts of budtender etiquette.

We get it. The first time you bought weed was on your neighbor’s couch, while these days you can drive to a well-lit pot shop in Vancouver—or, if you’re an OMMP card-carrying patient, a    More
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Mary Romano

Cloudy Days

A restrictive new state law that led to the temporary closure of medical marijuana dispensaries taught us a lesson we should have already known.

Willie Weed
Editor’s note: Columnist Wm. Willard Greene is on a spirit quest in the Rockies. In his place, we’ve asked another writer to chime in about recent changes to Oregon dispensary laws. Mari   More
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Mary Romano

The Federal Crackdown on Oregon Dispensaries Claims a Victim

Foster Healing Center marijuana dispensary

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

US Attorney: Oregon Marijuana Dispensaries "Will Not Be Tolerated"


Two days after WW published a story exposing rifts between law enforcement and some medical-marijuana operations, U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton and many Oregon district attorneys have issued a stern warning to this booming local industry."The sale of marijuana for any purpose—including as medicine—violates both federal and Oregon law and will not be tolerated," says the warning from the U.S. Attorney's ...   More
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