Smoke Signals

Four things you should know about legal weed.

News Stories
U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is greeting legal recreational pot with a bold prediction. “You are going to change national policy,” Blumenauer declared Nov. 4, less than an hour after t   More
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS , AARON MESH

Strain Review: Chillberry

Fluffy and sugar-coated with an abundance of dewy trichomes.


Last month, history was made when online marijuana dispensary/strain database Leafly bought a full-page ad in The New York Times. That's how quickly the site became the Wikipedia of weed and the Yelp for card-holding patients, including thousands of user-reviews for the 800-plus known strains across the United States. But, this week, we review a strain that shows the limits of the emerging web ...   More
Friday, September 26, 2014 Mary Romano

Strain Review: Jilly Bean

A cross between the heady Space Queen and the rare, flavorful Orange Velvet


Jilly Bean is not the most potent nug on Portland’s Collective shelves, but it’s among the most genetically interesting hybrids in town. Of practically royal descent, it comes from the pairing of Space Queen (a popular, heady strain) and the rare Orange Velvet. With today’s focus on high THC content, milder strains like Orange Velvet are less widely grown. However, its striking flavor and scent ...   More
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Mary Romano

Colorado Pot Brownie: Wait, What? Oh, Man.

Our Fifty Plates tour gets Rocky Mountain High thanks to Coma weed brownies.


Food & Drink
Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our 50 Plates tour continues with a pot brownie from Colorado, which joined the union on August 1, 1876 and became the ...   More
Friday, August 8, 2014 Mary Romano

Don't Bogart That Tax

Portland is looking to tax weed—even before voters legalize it.

Come November, Oregon voters will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana, giving the state the authority to regulate and tax weed sales. But Portland city leaders aren’t waiting to    More
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 AARON MESH

Strain Review: Matanuska Thunder Fuck


Remember the first time you tried Alaska Thunder Fuck? The fastest-acting sativa you'd ever smoked, with a sweet, savory taste as memorable as its name—if only there was more of a body high.Pure Oregon recently had an impressive harvest of Matanuska Thunder Fuck, the hybrid sibling from Mr. Thunderfuck's second marriage named for a valley in south of the Alaska Range, and it's unreal. Visually, ...   More
Thursday, February 13, 2014 Mary Romano

This Bud’s For You

Pick your perfect strain.

News Stories
Apple Kush The hallmarks here are the taste of set-out Fujis and a dense body melt that sedates without a knockout, ideal for everything from that Cirque du Soleil show about frogs to a matinee v   More
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 WM. WILLARD GREENE

High Craft

Eco Firma Farms offers a glimpse at Portland’s artisanal pot future.

News Stories
Jesse is a little nervous. “I don’t take people up here,” he tells me. “And I was having second thoughts bringing you up. But then I wondered if you were worried I might try and kill y   More
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 WM. WILLARD GREENE

Here is Who You May Soon Be Buying Weed From

Would-Be Clark County Weed Sellers and Growers from Spud's Buds to Vansterdam to Carol's Country Store to Green Onyx


Today, WW published the first installment of our new weed column, Willie Weed, which argues that marijuana will be legal in Oregon in two flicks of a lighter's flint.In Washington State, of course, pot may already be legally possessed, ignited and inhaled. And soon it will be legal to buy and sell. Washington started accepting sticky green applications from companies that want to make and sell weed ...   More
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 by Martin Cizmar

Endo Days

Hit the black lights, weed is almost legal. Forget everything you know about pot culture.

Cover Story
The highs, they are a-changin’. On Nov. 6, 2012, America’s relationship with marijuana entered a hazy new era. Two states, including Oregon’s northern neighbor, voted to legalize pot, si   More
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER


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