Organized Opposition Mounts Against Recreational Weed Campaign


So far there's been no organized opposition to Measure 91, the marijuana legalization measure on the November ballot. That's about to change. Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis says the Oregon District Attorneys Association will decide this week how much money to invest in a campaign to fight recreational marijuana legalization in Oregon. Marquis expects some business and medical interests ...   More
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Nigel Jaquiss and Kate Willson

Support for Legal Weed Rising Among Key Demographic: Women


Women increasingly support legalizing recreational marijuana use in Oregon, according to a new poll commissioned by WW news partner KATU. While the overall support remains about 51 percent in the survey of 564 likely voters, the New Approach campaign has effectively bumped up the percent of women who support the measure from 44 to 50 percent. "The single ...   More
Friday, August 8, 2014 by Kate Willson

The New York Times Editorial Board: Legalize Weed


The New York Times' editorial board has endorsed legalizing recreational marijuana nationally and yesterday launched a multi-part series by its members to address questions about health, law enforcement and the social implications of ending the prohibition on weed."It took 13 years for the United States to come to its senses and end Prohibition, 13 years in which people kept drinking, otherwise law-abiding ...   More
Monday, July 28, 2014 by Kate Willson

UO Law School Dustup Settles With Pay Raise


University of Oregon Law School professors will get their merit raises after the university struck down a proposal by some faculty members to divert the money to a post-graduate scholarship fund. The decision to forgo raises, made during a faculty meeting last week, surprised and angered one law professor who wrote Law School Dean Michael Moffitt on Monday. “I just learned – ...   More
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Progressive Insurance Chairman Peter Lewis Wrote Big Check For Marijuana Legalization Before Dying

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Peter Lewis, the billionaire founder of Ohio-based Progressive Insurance, was really committed to marijuana legalization in Oregon. How committed?On Nov. 18, just five days before Lewis died of natural causes at the age of 80, he sent $64,000 to New Approach Oregon, which is gathering signatures for a 2014 marijuana legalization measure. That contribution brings Lewis' 2014 contributions to the campaign ...   More
Friday, December 20, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Murmurs: Cashing In Our Egg McMuffin Vouchers.

The long-awaited findings of an Oregon Department of Justice criminal investigation into former Multnomah County Chairman Jeff Cogen’s affair with former county staffer Sonia Manhas are nearly compl   More
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Porn, Condom King Donates $50K to Marijuana Measure

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The latest tycoon to ante up for a proposed 2014 marijuana legalization measure already backed by billionaires Peter Lewis and George Soros has a fascinating backstory.Philip Harvey gave $50,000 to New Approach Oregon, according to a Nov.1 filing, adding to the heft of the campaign backed by the groups who succeeded with legalization in Colorado and Washington last year. Harvey has built an empire ...   More
Monday, November 4, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

George Soros-Related Group Gives to Marijuana Legalization Effort

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New Approach Oregon, a group that hopes to legalize marijuana in Oregon next year, has reported a $50,000 contribution from the New York-based Drug Policy Alliance. The significance of that contribution is the DPA, which helped legalize marijuana in Colorado and Washington last year, is closely tied to the billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros. A legalization measure written by longtime marijuana ...   More
Thursday, October 24, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS


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