Green Machine

An ex-Portland cabbie and candidate develops the first marijuana vending machine.


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The 1,000-pound green vending machine towers in the lobby of a Denver dispensary, with bright LED lights illuminating the treats inside: lollipops, cereal bars and chewy chocolate candy rolls.    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 DAKOTA SMITH

Willie Weed: The Rocky Way


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Editor’s note: Wm. Willard Greene “got into some legal shit” in rural California while returning from Humboldt County. He asked an associate to fill in. Washington and Colorado legalized    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MAJOR E. SKINNER

The Seven Most Interesting Things Rick Steves Said Last Night About Legal Weed

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Rick Steves says once you've been around the world, a little weed won't scare you.Steves, the famously enthusiastic public-broadcasting travel host, kicked off six-day, 10-city Oregon tour promoting Measure 91 with a wine-and-cheese reception Tuesday night at the First Congregational Church in Portland.He talked mostly about how his travel experiences formed his views on marijuana legalization in the ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 GABRIELLA DUNN

Pot Of Gold

Portland joins a growing list of cities ready to tax legal weed.


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If Oregonians vote in November to make recreational marijuana legal, Portland City Hall will be waiting to take its cut. A marijuana advisory committee formed by Mayor Charlie Hales in June will   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 AARON MESH

Hot Takes: Top 5 Comments of the Week, August 17-23

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We herewith collate—with minimal commentary—the most cogent, interesting, thoughtful or witty comments to have washed up on our virtual shores this week. Congratulations, commenters: You have won nothing but our esteem. 5. A federal anti-drug education program was timed to hit just before the November referendum on pot legalization.Guest writes:Sure, use my tax dollars to make your ...   More
 
Sunday, August 24, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Meet the Marijuana Moneymen

These eccentric billionaires have the cash that could legalize pot in Oregon.


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What do a hedge-fund billionaire, an online sex-toy mogul and the nation’s most beloved expert on backpacking in Europe know about Oregon that voters here do not? That it should be legal for the   More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 SAMI EDGE, REBECCA TURLEY

Marijuana Strain Review: Blue Dream

A great batch from soFresh Farms now available at Oregon’s Finest in the Pearl District.

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Some remember Blue Dream as the bud at hand during their most cherished memories—the secret ingredient to a solid bonding night with housemates, the sesh before giving the best Maid of Honor speech in history. Maybe this mild strain was the first bud you ever smoked, or a nostalgic reminder of your first gravity bong in the dorms. One thing’s for sure: everyone loves Blue Dream.Bred to be the perfect ...   More
 
Friday, July 25, 2014 Mary Romano

Here's Who Could Oppose Marijuana Legalization in Oregon

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So far, there's no organized opposition in Oregon to a marijuana legalization measure that New Approach Oregon wants to put on the November ballot. New Approach has been raising big money from the same national funders who passed legalization in Colorado and Washington in 2012 and is following a similar playbook to the one that worked in those states. So what could go wrong in weed-loving Oregon?The ...   More
 
Monday, July 14, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Hotseat: Brian Budz

Washington’s legal weed starts moving through stores this week. The owner of New Vansterdam talks price, supply and ambiance.


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Brian Budz got teased about his name as a kid. This week it finally pays off. On July 11, Budz, 40, and his business partners will open New Vansterdam, one of the first retail marijuana shops    More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Cloudy Days

A restrictive new state law that led to the temporary closure of medical marijuana dispensaries taught us a lesson we should have already known.


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Editor’s note: Columnist Wm. Willard Greene is on a spirit quest in the Rockies. In his place, we’ve asked another writer to chime in about recent changes to Oregon dispensary laws. Mari   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 LAUREN TERRY

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