US Attorney Dwight Holton Cites Death Threat Over Medical Marijuana Letter

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U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton tells WW his office received a string of critical calls and one death threat last week after he put out a strongly worded warning to Oregon medical-marijuana dispensaries.Immediately following Holton's June 3 warning that businesses selling marijuana "will not be tolerated," he says his office in Portland received calls in support of his stand. The letters sent out to dozens ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

US Attorney: Oregon Marijuana Dispensaries "Will Not Be Tolerated"

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Two days after WW published a story exposing rifts between law enforcement and some medical-marijuana operations, U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton and many Oregon district attorneys have issued a stern warning to this booming local industry."The sale of marijuana for any purpose—including as medicine—violates both federal and Oregon law and will not be tolerated," says the warning from the U.S. Attorney's ...   More
 
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Oregon Sheriffs Fight for Gun Owners' Rights—Unless They Use Medical Marijuana

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The Associated Press has an interesting Oregon story out today about the sheriffs of Washington and Jackson counties fighting in court to deny a concealed-handgun license to a medical-marijuana patient named Cynthia Willis in Medford.Check out the whole story over at NPR. Here's the beef:The sheriffs argue that the 1968 U.S. Gun Control Act prohibits selling firearms to drug addicts, and they say ...   More
 
Monday, April 4, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Up in Smoke: Medical Marijuana Crusader Paul Stanford Arrested for Tax Fraud

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Longtime Portland marijuana activist Paul Stanford has been arrested for tax fraud, according to a news release from the Oregon Department of Justice.Stanford, who heads a nationwide chain of medical-marijuana clinics, has a reputation as a controversial figure in pot activist circles, and his financial woes were first detailed in a 2007 profile of Stanford we titled "King Bong." The IRS last year ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Petitioners to Legislature: Hands off the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program

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An online petition posted over the weekend to an activist website aims at urging the Oregon Legislature not to mess with the state's medical-marijuana program.The petition, which appears under the logo for Oregon NORML, points to several bills in the Legislature that opponents say would undermine a program used by more than 38,000 Oregonians.The proposed bills would further limit the amount of cannabis ...   More
 
Monday, February 28, 2011 by

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Take a couple of minutes between bong rips to read this. The World Famous Cannabis Cafe in southeast Portland is opening its doors to the public this Saturday, Dec. 18 to offer a holiday shopping bazaar before the cafe hosts the ninth annual Oregon Medical Cannabis Awards. Among the items for sale from 10 am to 5 pm are "hemp and cannabis friendly products" like hemp-based soaps and clothing, ...   More
 
Monday, December 13, 2010 JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

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  Take a couple of minutes between bong rips to read this. The World Famous Cannabis Cafe in southeast Portland is opening its doors to the public this Saturday, Dec. 18 to offer a holiday shopping bazaar before the cafe hosts the ninth annual Oregon Medical Cannabis Awards. Among the items for sale from 10 am to 5 pm are “hemp and cannabis friendly products” ...   More
 
Monday, December 13, 2010 JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

Medical Marijuana Initiative Update


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Friday, July 2, is the deadline for supporters of initiatives in Oregon to turn in their last batches of signatures in hopes of making the November ballot. And proponents of reforming Oregon's medical marijuana laws with Initiative 28 said today they are confident they will turn in enough valid signatures by tomorrow's 5 pm deadline to qualify for the ballot. The Coalition for Patients' Rights, ...   More
 
Thursday, July 1, 2010 Sarah Jacoby

Medical-Marijuana Activists Protest Over Oregonian Editorial


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Medical marijuana patients, caregivers, growers, and activists staged an upbeat gathering outside The Oregonian this morning to protest an editorial the daily ran in last Sunday's paper calling an upcoming medical marijuana ballot measure a “charade.” About 30 people with bright signs, at some points shouting, “Stop the lies, tell the truth,” mingled outside the paper's ...   More
 
Thursday, July 29, 2010 Hadley Malcolm

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