Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1542-1-.html Thu, 08 Oct 2015 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. We clear the haze. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21823-weed_issue_2014_green_dawn_its_a_new_morning_for_pot_in_portland_we_clear_the_haze.html Our brains are wired for weed. It’s true. There are proteins called cannabinoid receptors just sitting up there, waiting to be activated. Whenever you toke up, those molecules come alive. You ]]> Consumption Junction - Here are the various ways to ingest cannabis sativa and indica. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21825-consumption_junction_here_are_the_various_ways_to_ingest_cannabis_sativa_and_indica.html Versatility is one of the most valuable traits cannabis developed over its 80 years on the lam. There are dozens of ways to get the effects of cannabis inside your body, and legalization will only]]> Willie Weed: Boom Goes The Neophyte - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22174-willie_weed_boom_goes_the_neophyte_.html Some day in the near future, your neighborhood is likely to be rocked by an explosion. The force will probably to be minor: enough to blow out a few windows and maybe some drywall. You’ll wonde]]> The New Crop - Six Portland dispensaries that point to the future of retail weed. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23881-the_new_crop_six_portland_dispensaries_that_point_to_the_future_of_retail_weed.html 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]]> High Craft - Eco Firma Farms offers a glimpse at Portland’s artisanal pot future. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21809-high_craft_eco_firma_farms_offers_a_glimpse_at_portlands_artisanal_pot_future.html Jesse is a little nervous. “I don’t take people up here,” he tells me. “And I was having second thoughts bringing you up. But then I wondered if you were worried I might try and kill y]]> Green Genes - Weed’s been with us since the Ancient Steppes. Portland’s Phylos Bioscience will revolutionize what we know about it. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23880-green_genes_weeds_been_with_us_since_the_ancient_steppes_portlands_phylos_bioscience_will_revolution.html In the winding curves south of I-405, across the street from the Oregon Health & Science University Integrity Office, the history of marijuana is being mapped. For 10,000 years, humans have ]]> Save the Date - How to celebrate the best 4/20 of our lifetime. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-24399-save_the_date_how_to_celebrate_the_best_4_20_of_our_lifetime.html April 20 needs a makeover.As far as dates on the Julian calendar go, this coming Monday doesn’t have a whole lot going for it. Consult Wikipedia: the birthday of Adolf Hitler, the anniversarie]]> Willie Weed: Weed vs. Speed - Pot: It’s not just for slackers anymore. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21592-willie_weed_weed_vs_speed_pot_its_not_just_for_slackers_anymore.html Since I was very young, I’ve had a hard time focusing. My brain is like a bumblebee, clumsily flitting from place to place, picking up pollen here and there. Since the day I hit puberty, I’d]]> Willie Weed: Weed Shall Overcome - Deep in my heart, I do believe... http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21568-willie_weed_weed_shall_overcome_deep_in_my_heart_i_do_believe.html Very soon, on what is likely to be a cloudy day, storefronts across Portland’s plucky northernmost suburb will be front and center for one of America’s newest and nuttiest experiments. The q]]> Know Your Terps - A basic primer on some of cannabis' terpenes. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-24997-know_your_terps_a_basic_primer_on_some_of_cannabis_terpenes.html PepperCaryophyllene: Pungent, peppery and sweet. Found in pepper, clove and cotton. This is the terpene that police dogs are trained to detect, which is the sort of thing people in Oregon had to worry]]> Dateline: Potland - Significant dates in Oregon weed history. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-25015-dateline_potland_significant_dates_in_oregon_weed_history.html Before ProhibitionDecember 1847 Oregon CityThe Legislature of the Territory of Oregon writes a letter to Congress announcing available rations for U.S. Navy ships looking to restock. The list inc]]> Strain Review: Green Crack - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23584-strain_review_green_crack_.html The two most common words describing the psychoactive effects of cannabis are “high” and “stoned”—but have you ever considered the difference between the two? They’re often used in]]> Willie Weed: High Drama - The public appeal of Hempstalk’s rejection was a thrilling—if mostly unnecessary—spectacle. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21750-willie_weed_high_drama_the_public_appeal_of_hempstalks_rejection_was_a_thrilling%E2%80%94if_mostly_u.html Last September, Portland’s ninth annual Hempstalk Festival took place at Kelley Point Park, drawing approximately 80,000 to the secluded and heavily forested park at the very northern tip of P]]> Willie Weed: Home Front - Legality and acceptance. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22979-willie_weed_home_front_legality_and_acceptance.html Siobhan Gill pulls on a glass pipe shaped like Absolem, the caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland. A bowl loaded with AK-47 marijuana flares, and soon smoke billows back out, curling up, framed by ]]> Willie Weed Gift Guide: 8 Hours Left Edition - “Hello, how late are you open?” http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21671-willie_weed_gift_guide_8_hours_left_edition_%E2%80%9Chello_how_late_are_you_open%E2%80%9D.html Of course you forgot. Of course. And now it’s the day before Christmas, and you, my friend, are screwed. Well, kemosabe, you’ve still got a few precious hours to make things right. For the las]]> Blended Bud - Wait, you're still smoking single strains like a sucker? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-24996-blended_bud_wait_youre_still_smoking_single_strains_like_a_sucker.html One of the advantages to having countless jars of wildly varied strain types is partakers no longer have to wait for underground growers to crossbreed the flighty head-spin of Green Crack with the bre]]> The Flyover States, Part III - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23912-the_flyover_states_part_iii_.html Editor’s note: Over the past two weeks, Wm. Willard Greene has written about traveling to Dallas to watch the Ducks’ game and not bringing any weed because he was worried about getting bus]]> The Flyover States, Part II - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23883-the_flyover_states_part_ii_.html Editor’s note: Last week, Wm. Willard Greene wrote about traveling to Dallas to watch the Ducks’ game and not bringing any weed because he was worried about getting busted. His experiences w]]> To-Doobie List - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23494-to_doobie_list_.html Marijuana is legal in Oregon. Read that out loud. The goodness of that reality is so hard to accept—particularly when high—that it’s just now starting to feel real. It also seems like the ]]> The Pineapple Bowl - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23778-the_pineapple_bowl_.html Next Monday, Honolulu-born Marcus Mariota, along with five other Hawaiians, will lead the Oregon Ducks against the Ohio State Buckeyes in Arlington, Texas, for the first national championship of]]> Straight Blazin’ - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23550-straight_blazin_.html From Bill Walton jamming with Jerry Garcia on a porch off Northwest 23rd Avenue through a list of Jail Blazers alumni we’ll leave out for word-count purposes, the Trail Blazers and grass go to]]> The Waits Are Too Damned Long. - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23656-the_waits_are_too_damned_long_.html I’ve been covering this beat for a year now, and it’s astonishing how far Portland’s dispensaries have come in just that time. Like a blooming jug of kombucha, the city’s medical marijua]]> Willie Weed: The Flyover States, Part I - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23844-willie_weed_the_flyover_states_part_i_.html It’s not every year one’s home state football team competes to be the best in the country, so last week I booked a flight down to Dallas to watch the Buckeyes run through the Ducks like a wi]]> Too High to Pie - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-25401-too_high_to_pie_.html Editor’s note: On Monday, Portland’s best new pizzeria, the old-school hip-hop-themed P.R.E.A.M., hosts a pizza-and-weed pairing dinner. We are pretty stoked—and as of our deadline, a few ticket]]>