Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1542-1-.html Fri, 28 Nov 14 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 This Bud’s For You - Pick your perfect strain. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21824-this_buds_for_you_pick_your_perfect_strain.html Apple Kush The hallmarks here are the taste of set-out Fujis and a dense body melt that sedates without a knockout, ideal for everything from that Cirque du Soleil show about frogs to a matinee v]]> Willie Weed: Contact In The ’Couv - Willie Weed goes to buy weed in Vancouver, but there ain’t no weed. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22794-willie_weed_contact_in_the_couv_willie_weed_goes_to_buy_weed_in_vancouver_but_there_aint_no_weed.html The first time I spent any time in Vancouver was in the mid-’90s, drawn by the prospect of making out with my house-sitting girlfriend in a land devoid of parents and Oregon law. The house was a]]> Weed Issue 2014: Green Dawn - It’s a new morning for pot in Portland. 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