Legal marijuana crops are redefining rural Washington towns—and making one-time illegal growers and their new investors rich.
Riverside, Wash.—Apple orchards, pastures and alfalfa
fields fan out from the Okanogan River along an area locals call the
Flats. The land here in north central Washington is baked amber, frin
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
The private sponsor of a government-funded anti-drug summit in Madras has cancelled the event after WW first reported it had been set timed to coincide with the fight over Measure 91, the marijuana legalization measure.BestCare Treatment Services said late Thursday it was withdrawing from the summit, which was scheduled to include anti-drug activist Kevin Sabet. WW's story raised questions ...
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 ...
Smokers in Oregon, Alaska, Vermont and Rhode Island consume more weed than either Washington state or Colorado, which legalized recreational pot in 2012, according to an analysis by the Washington Post's Wonkblog.Rhode Islanders smoked more pot per capita than another other state—about 13 percent of people who responded to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health. That's followed ...
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 ...
Portland is looking to tax weed—even before voters legalize it.
Come November, Oregon voters will decide whether to
legalize recreational marijuana, giving the state the authority to
regulate and tax weed sales.
But Portland city leaders aren’t waiting to
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 ...
The corporate face of legalizing pot has arrived in Oregon.
Paul Stanford had to admit last week he was busted.
For years, Stanford
has been the face of the drive to legalize marijuana in Oregon, the man
who may have done more to push for lawful pot than