Strain Review: White McWidow

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The original White Widow is to Amsterdam what the cheesesteak is to Philly or the bacon-topped maple doughnut is to Portland. The Widow was a breakout hit on the city’s coffeehouse scene, winnin   More
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 MAJOR E. SKINNER

The Flyover States, Part III

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Editor’s note: Over the past two weeks, Wm. Willard Greene has written about traveling to Dallas to watch the Ducks’ game and not bringing any weed because he was worried about getting bus   More
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 WM. WILLARD GREENE

Willie Weed: Weed Shall Overcome

Deep in my heart, I do believe...

Willie Weed
Very soon, on what is likely to be a cloudy day, storefronts across Portland’s plucky northernmost suburb will be front and center for one of America’s newest and nuttiest experiments. The q   More
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 WM. WILLARD GREENE

Willie Weed: Weed vs. Speed

Pot: It’s not just for slackers anymore.

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Since I was very young, I’ve had a hard time focusing. My brain is like a bumblebee, clumsily flitting from place to place, picking up pollen here and there. Since the day I hit puberty, I’d   More
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 WM. WILLARD GREENE

Willie Weed Gift Guide: 8 Hours Left Edition

“Hello, how late are you open?”

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Of course you forgot. Of course. And now it’s the day before Christmas, and you, my friend, are screwed. Well, kemosabe, you’ve still got a few precious hours to make things right. For the las   More
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 WM. WILLARD GREENE

Willie Weed: High Drama

The public appeal of Hempstalk’s rejection was a thrilling—if mostly unnecessary—spectacle.

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Last September, Portland’s ninth annual Hempstalk Festival took place at Kelley Point Park, drawing approximately 80,000 to the secluded and heavily forested park at the very northern tip of P   More
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 WM. WILLARD GREENE

The Pharm Team

Testing the strain that has well-funded pot opponents worried.

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Editor’s note: Wm. Willard Greene is very busy with marijuana harvest season, so his protégé, Mary Romano, fills in this week. As the shadowy opposition to marijuana legislation began to take   More
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Mary Romano

The Banality Of Big Weed

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Green Man is coming for you. He’s coming for your money, Oregon. Christian Hageseth, owner of Colorado weed giant Green Man Cannabis, makes this fact damn clear. He wants Green Man to be the Coca-Cola of pot, the clean and accessible face who’s just as dull and quotidian as your accountant neighbor, if maybe a little more relaxed.   More
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 ROBERTO JAMÓN

Sugar Bob the Stoned Deer: So Many Questions, Answered

An interview with grower Richard "Pa Butt" Davis.


Forget the beaver: Sugar Bob is Oregon’s spirit animal.In case your Internet was broke, Sugar Bob is a 5-month-old deer who lives in Southern Oregon’s Applegate Valley. His best friend is a fat 14-year-old beagle named Trooper D. He loves coffee, roses and afternoon naps—and marijuana. When Sugar Bob hangs out with grower Richard Davis, he likes to munch on leaves and the occasional bud.  We ...   More
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 IONA CARAMEL

Strain Review: Shipwreck


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, January 6, 2014 WM. WILLARD GREENE


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