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Marijuana Conference Wrapup: Drugs and Race



Alice Huffman, a self-described auntie who wouldn't even let you smoke in the backyard, uttered this classic line at last week's national marijuana conference in Portland: "I'm with a group of pot lovers and I'm loving it!"   More
 
Monday, September 13, 2010 by Jason Slotkin

More Tokers than Texans and Other Odd Gems from the National Pot Conference




There are more tokers than Texans! So declared Russ Belville, outreach coordinator for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws during a session called "Using Data to Make Your Case for Legalization." The occasion was NORML's 2010    More
 
Friday, September 10, 2010 by Jason Slotkin

Coffee Talk: Espresso Stand Owner Offers Cautionary Tale




Last month, Melissa Drake's modest business in the Ardenwald neighborhood became the source of a cautionary tale for other entrepreneurs in Portland's booming food-cart business.

Drake bought her drive-thru espresso stand almost seven years ago. She ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 by Jason Slotkin

Protesters Rally In Response to TriMet Fare Increase



City Hall this afternoon drew dozens of protesters concerned about recent changes at TriMet.

Today, of course, marked the first day of TriMet's nickel fare increase, a move that raised the cost of riding a TriMet bus across two zones to $2.05. ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 by Jason Slotkin

Last Thursday, Part II: Alberta Street Not Taken Over by Lemonade Vendors




The Lemonade Revolt planned for Last Thursday on Northeast Alberta Street last night turned out to be a fizzle.

Perhaps the appearance of just seven lemon...   More
 
Friday, August 27, 2010 by Jason Slotkin
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