Weed War II

Legal pot is sparking new battles in unlikely places.

Justice? Sure. But no peace. Oregon’s long war against pot prohibition ends today. Voters legalized marijuana last November by voting for Measure 91, but we’re just starting the skirmishes over    More
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 AARON MESH

Mister Mister

Four loose-leaf vapes reviewed.

You should buy a loose-leaf vaporizer. Maybe one of the four we review here, maybe something else. But you should experience the delights of these little electronic gadgets, which gently bake the into   More
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR, TYLER HURST

Smoky Lens: Images from Last Night's NORML Legal Weed Party


Last night just before midnight, Portlanders gathered at the Burnside Bridge to smoke weed together legally for the first time in a rally organized by NORML. The crowd of thousands covered the bridge and at one point traffic headed west was totally stopped. People ran through the streets and the crowd, ranging from octogenarians to tweens with rainbow hair, was generally happy, though by 12:15 there ...   More
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 by Lizzy Acker

Scoop: Naked Bible Fighting

BIBLE BASH: Christians and faux Christians are feuding in the ’burbs. It started when “Jake,” the increasingly beloved figure behind the satirical site SavePortlandFromHell.com, planned a protes   More
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 WW Culture Staff

Sweet Releaf

It's legal!

Cover Story
Eighty years after cannabis was banned in Oregon, it’s legal again this week. Countless lives have been ruined in the meantime—very few by addiction and none by homicidal madmen driven loco by m   More
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 WW Culture Staff

Dateline: Potland

Significant dates in Oregon weed history.

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   More
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 WM. WILLARD GREENE

Smoke House

How to grow bud at home.

Gardening is no longer illegal. You can now grow up to four marijuana plants at home without going to jail. But growing smoke-grade weed is a hell of a lot more complicated than, say, that wilty stem    More
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 ALLIE DONAHUE

Know Your Terps

A basic primer on some of cannabis' terpenes.

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   More
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 WM. WILLARD GREENE

Blended Bud

Wait, you're still smoking single strains like a sucker?

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   More
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 WM. WILLARD GREENE

Testing, Testing

Will THC testing stop now that weed is legal?

Drug tests are the worst kinds of test. You can’t study for them, there’s only one question, and if you fail you’re out of a job. Ever since our good pal Ronald Reagan helped implement Executi   More
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 TED JAMISON


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