Joint Ventures

Starting a pot business? These companies want to help.

Cover Story
Alexa Divett is getting a contact high. Divett runs Maya Media Collective, a Northeast Portland company that is part of the commercial frenzy surrounding the legalization of marijuana in Orego   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 AARON MESH

Testing Trainwreck

Four labs return very different potency results from the same marijuana batch.

News Stories
Customers at Nectar Cannabis use several methods to choose the weed that’s right for them.  Some trust the budtenders at the medical marijuana dispensary on Northeast Sandy Boulevard to   More
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 AARON MESH

Strain Review: Wake And Bake (Green Chiefs)

Willie Weed
Sunday brunch with endless mimosas and from-the-can hollandaise is basic. Local coffee laced with locally grown, trimmed and prepared weed is not. Caffeine and THC are a wonderful pair. But    More
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 TYLER HURST

Chronic Problem

Marijuana addicts from around the world will gather in Portland this weekend. Here is one man’s harrowing tale of pot addiction.

Culture Features
My favorite description of being a marijuana addict is that it’s like getting your ass kicked by a Girl Scout. It really seems like it shouldn’t happen, that it can’t happen, and yet it ke   More
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 PAUL G.

The Flyover States, Part II

Willie Weed
Editor’s note: Last week, Wm. Willard Greene wrote about traveling to Dallas to watch the Ducks’ game and not bringing any weed because he was worried about getting busted. His experiences w   More
Wednesday, January 28, 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: Contact In The ’Couv

Willie Weed goes to buy weed in Vancouver, but there ain’t no weed.

Willie Weed
The first time I spent any time in Vancouver was in the mid-’90s, drawn by the prospect of making out with my house-sitting girlfriend in a land devoid of parents and Oregon law. The house was a   More
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 WM. WILLARD GREENE

Hazy Horizon

Willie Weed
From fine dining to groundbreaking research in labs across the nation, marijuana normalization is affecting every part of American society. And it’s only going to get more interesting in the yea   More
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Mary Romano

Marijuana Sales on Reservations Is OK In States That Have Legalized Pot, the US Justice Department Says


Indian tribes can now grow and sell marijuana on their land in any state that legalized weed. The Cannabist and other news outlets are reporting that the U.S. Department of Justice issued a ruling yesterday that says tribes would have to follow federal conditions to grow and sell marijuana states where voters have approved it. Legalization of recreational pot in Oregon, as well as Washington and ...   More
Friday, December 12, 2014 GABRIELLA DUNN

Behold Oregon's Spirit Animal, Sugar Bob the Stoned Deer.

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Food & Drink
Behold Sugar Bob. Sugar Bob lives in Oregon's Applegate Valley, he's a deer, and he eats tons of weed. His best friend is a fat beagle named Trooper. Sugar Bob eats that bud like it's kale, and then he gets really sleepy. Because Sugar Bob? Sugar Bob is the best deer ever. And he's really stoned. And he is Oregon's spirit animal.The beaver? Not so much. It is a highly industrious animal ...   More
Thursday, December 11, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE


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