Forbes: Oregon Has the Cheapest Weed in America

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It's time to change Oregon's nickname. We're the Cheap-Weed State. Finance magazine Forbes has compared the price of an ounce of "high-quality" marijuana across all 50 states, and finds pot is less expensive in Oregon than anywhere else in the nation.How much less? Nearly half the price of East Coast bud.Using the website PriceofWeed.com, Forbes says an ounce of premium pot costs $204 in Oregon—while ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 AARON MESH

All Light, No Heat

The state allows scofflaw tanning salons to remain operating.


News Stories
The thousands of Oregonians who use tanning salons to get bronzed expect the facilities to follow the state’s health and safety rules. Most salons do. However, state records show there’s   More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Feed the Beast

Schools get billions from the state every year. That number is growing fast. Here’s why it’s never enough.


Cover Story
$7.2 billion is a lot of money. It’s enough to buy every Oregonian a new MacBook Pro, iPad and iPhone 6. Or enough to buy every school district in Oregon a $36 million, gently used Gulfstr   More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Joint Ventures

Starting a pot business? These companies want to help.


Cover Story
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   More
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 AARON MESH

Dope Without Borders

Big Weed is coming—unless Salem erects a fence at the state line.


Marijuana
Meghan and Matt Walstatter often argue about who should cash in on legal weed in Oregon. The Walstatters run Pure Green Gardens, a Portland medical-marijuana grow with a dispensary in the Holl   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 AARON MESH

Testing Flower Power

New state rules haven’t settled the debate over the testing of legal pot for safety and how fast it will get you high.


News Stories
Jesse Peters understands why the state of Oregon wants testing of the shiskaberry buds he grows on his Wilsonville marijuana ranch. Peters, president of Eco Firma Farms, knows that sending s   More
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 AARON MESH

Prison Blues—And Grays

An aging population of inmates is costing Oregon a bundle.


News Stories
Oregon prisons are looking more and more like assisted living centers. That’s because Oregon houses the highest percentage of elderly inmates in the nation, according to a 2014 report by the   More
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 GABRIELLA DUNN

Dr. Know: Is the Oregon poultry flu epidemic the same as the deadly "bird flu"?


Dr. Know
Like a lot of folks, I have the flu. The news says Oregon poultry is also having a flu epidemic. I recall a fuss about deadly “bird flu” a few years ago, so I assumed that’s what I have. M   More
 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 MARTY SMITH

Opening the Tax Floodgates

Hold your wallets. Oregon Democrats ruling Salem want to raise your taxes.


Politics
Lawmakers convened in Salem on Jan. 12 to attend Gov. John Kitzhaber’s inaugural address and start the business of making new laws. Many states saw Democrats wiped out in the 2014 election   More
 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Into the Weeds

Oregon can avoid the bad trips other states took on legal pot.


News Stories
Ann Lininger has a lot of reading to inhale. After only a year in the Oregon House, Lininger, a Lake Oswego Democrat, heads into a new legislative session Jan. 12 with a doozy of an assignment:    More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 AARON MESH

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