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
Nearly two years after a Portland government watchdog began questioning whether a masonry business fraudulently obtained city contracts intended for minority-owned businesses, that company has lost its eligibility for such contracts.
UPDATE: The leaked letter shows OLCC planning greater control of medical weed.
UPDATE, 4:45 pm: Documents released by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission show pot czar Tom Burns leaked a draft proposal about tightening the rules on medical marijuana to growers' lawyer Amy Margolis hours after he received it on March 23. This afternoon, the agency released the draft proposal Burns leaked, along with the email Burns sent to Margolis, and the l...
City Commissioner Amanda Fritz proposes overhauling fees on developers to fund parks.
City Commissioner Amanda Fritz is proposing a massive
increase in some of the fees the city charges developers of new homes
and commercial buildings.
Fritz is proposing an overhaul of the fees
Starting a pot business? These companies want to help.
Alexa Divett is getting a contact high.
Divett runs Maya
Media Collective, a Northeast Portland company that is part of the
commercial frenzy surrounding the legalization of marijuana in Orego
Opponents of a proposed 600-room Hyatt hotel at the Oregon Convention Center want voters to have a chance to weigh in on the project and its $78 million in taxpayer subsidies. They are currently in court battling Metro, the regional government that’s backing the hotel and wants to avoid a vote.
Metro is now trying to sidestep the court battle by asking state lawmakers for a...