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

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Features
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.


Politics
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.


News Stories
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.


Culture Features
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

Holy High Day

Your 4/20 concert guide.


Music Stories
What is 4/20, anyway? Theoretically, it’s unofficial National Marijuana Appreciation Day, but that implies those who observe it don’t appreciate the shrubbery of the gods every other day of th   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Oregon Drops Proposed Ban on Treats Laced With Marijuana

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The Oregon Health Authority had threatened to be a buzzkill when it came to medical marijuana dispensaries selling candies, cakes and cookies and other munchies seasoned with pot. But according to the Associated Press, the agency has backed off that proposal, instead focusing a ban on any products that might entice minors.As the AP reports:That means nothing brightly colored or formed in the shape ...   More
 
Monday, March 31, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Strain review: Grand Hustle

A comfortable, stimulating high has potential for awkward oversharing and unfiltered confessions.

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Features
Cannabis in Portland will one day be like every other consumable in Portland. Which is to say, some people will produce great marijuana, others will not, and the jet set will decide which legends live on. Like bacon jam and double IPAs, the quality of your bud will depend on the grower. We’ll aim to shine a spotlight on the growers who’ve made Oregon a world-class stop on the Marijuana Express. ...   More
 
Monday, March 24, 2014 Mary Romano

The Secret of Yummy Garden

There’s a new business in Portland’s Real Chinatown—marijuana.


Cover Story
Sunny Chan has a lot of history at Yummy Garden, the Brooklyn neighborhood restaurant he used to own, and at another restaurant he owned, Chinese Garden in Gresham. Today, there’s change afo   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

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