Paul Stanford Files Pot Initiative For 2014: Updated


The politics of marijuana are going to get a lot more complicated. Paul Stanford, a longtime marijuana activist whose legalization effort, Measure 80, failed in 2012, yesterday filed an initiative petition for 2014, seeking to change the constitution to legalize pot.During the current legislative session, powerful interests from around the country came to Oregon to move towards the kind of legalization ...   More
Friday, June 7, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Puff, Puff

What will it take for Oregon to finally pass legal marijuana?

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“One reason Measure 80 didn’t pass in Oregon is that the big boys back East who put money into campaigns—Peter Lewis and George Soros—the organizations they help fund aren’t particularly   More
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 WW Staff

The Seattle Police's Guide to Getting High


Now that recreational pot is legal in the state of Washington, the Seattle Police Department has put out an FAQ on smoking and possessing dope in the Emerald City, and it's full of, ahem, high humor.Titled "Marijwhatnow?" the frequently asked questions answers questions such as "Can I smoke pot outside my home? Like at a park, magic show, or the Bite of Seattle?" and "What happens if I get pulled over ...   More
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Billboard Spotter: "Faces of Marijuana" Signs Pulled Down

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In the coming weeks, your morning commute will take you through a landscape of lies, damned lies and campaign slogans. These signs are, as The Five Man Electrical Band once put it, blocking out the scenery and breaking your mind.  Billboard Spotter will do its best to interpret where the road markers point.Sign: Faces of Marijuana.Location: Several, but most iconically at Northeast 7th Avenue ...   More
Friday, October 12, 2012 Matthew Korfhage and Aaron Mesh

Driving After the Influence

If Washington legalizes dope, driving there could become risky for tokers.

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Oregon medical marijuana patients might have reason to worry if the state of Washington’s dope legalization initiative passes in November—that is, if they ever plan on driving in Washington.    More
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE


Oregon and two other states are huffing and puffing toward legalizing weed. But don’t buy that bong just yet.

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Harking back to the days when everything that mattered in politics was decided in smoke-filled rooms, the Western states...   More
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hotseat: Gary Johnson

The Libertarian candidate for president says he’s all about momentum.

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Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party’s nominee for president, isn’t going to win in November. But were...   More
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 MARK ZUSMAN

Weed All About It

Will 2012 be the year Oregon finally adopts a reasonable marijuana policy?

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Oregonians love marijuana. Take a walk along Southeast Clinton Street some summer evening and you’ll get contact confirmation.  The most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health, from    More
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Want to End the War on Marijuana? Then Sign This Petition.

Oregon's medical marijuana backers can light up (with joy) about a new national campaign while they're busy campaigning locally for an initiative this fall to create a system statewide of dispensaries. Bloggers and students are waging a national battle for marijuana legalization with a petition to President Obama asking the federal government to end its opposition to legalizing the drug. Jane ...   More
Monday, August 9, 2010 Hadley Malcolm


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