Know Your Terps

A basic primer on some of cannabis' terpenes.

PepperCaryophyllene: Pungent, peppery and sweet. Found in pepper, clove and cotton. This is the terpene that police dogs are trained to detect, which is the sort of thing people in Oregon had to worry   More
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 WM. WILLARD GREENE

Blended Bud

Wait, you're still smoking single strains like a sucker?

One of the advantages to having countless jars of wildly varied strain types is partakers no longer have to wait for underground growers to crossbreed the flighty head-spin of Green Crack with the bre   More
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 WM. WILLARD GREENE

Testing, Testing

Will THC testing stop now that weed is legal?

Drug tests are the worst kinds of test. You can’t study for them, there’s only one question, and if you fail you’re out of a job. Ever since our good pal Ronald Reagan helped implement Executi   More
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 TED JAMISON

High Cinema

Pot’s legal! Grass explores a time when it wasn’t.

Movie Reviews & Stories
It’s time! After years and years of abstaining, we finally get to see what happens when you mix the joy of going to the movies with what medical patients, assumed chronic masturbators and criminals    More
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 AP KRYZA

Mary Romano's Last Dance

My name is Lauren Terry, and I’m one of the thousands of recent liberal arts college grads shocked to find themselves employed in the cannabis industry. I never would have guessed that two years a   More
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 LAUREN TERRY

Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana

Welcome to the new age of weed porn.

Sure, pot coffee-table book Green (Chronicle, 400 pages, $30) is subtitled A Field Guide to Marijuana, but that’s kind of like calling a Victoria’s Secret catalog a field guide to women. Green i   More
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Ganja Police

The OLCC may have reached too far in seeking to create a new class of police: Pot Cops.

Just when you thought it was safe to smoke marijuana in Oregon, along comes a new breed of law enforcement officer: the pot cop. The pot cop can bust retailers for selling buds to people under 2   More
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 AARON MESH

Oregon Legislature Could Delay Marijuana Edibles Until July 2016


Oregon lawmakers are kicking the pot cookie down the road.The Oregon Legislature this week began tweaking the rules for legal recreational weed approved by voters in November. State officials have a tight deadline: Pot possession is legal starting July 1, and the state must  license marijuana stores by Jan. 1, 2016. But don't get too excited about purchasing pot-laced brownies, gummy bears and ...   More
Friday, February 6, 2015 AARON MESH

Oregon Senate Republican Leader Plans to Place Weed Witnesses Under Oath


Oregon lawmakers have started hashing out rules for the sale of recreational marijuana that voters approved last November. That means lots of legislative hearings—but possibly with a twist. Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) wants witnesses testifying on marijuana-related bills to do so under oath, a condition state lawmakers rarely require. On Jan. 27, Ferrioli wrote Sen. Ginny Burdick ...   More
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 AARON MESH

Willie Weed: Home Front

Legality and acceptance.

Willie Weed
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    More
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 WM. WILLARD GREENE


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