Weed, the People: Opening the Market Creates a 'Major Marijuana Recession'

This week's cover story about the business of marijuana included a source who has five years' experience growing weed for the black market. The man we called Dan Beaumont recently stopped growing, harvesting his last crop out of his Northeast Portland home in October. As noted in the story, Beaumont is starting a family and says he is set to graduate from Portland State University this spring. But ...   More
Thursday, January 13, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Thermals Talk New Album with SPIN, Head to China

SPIN Magazine posted one of their "In the Studio" features today, checking in with Portland's favorite pop-post-punk (TM) band the Thermals. Thermals frontman Hutch Harris is always a quote machine, as evidenced by this turnaround: Do the Thermals have any pastimes in the studio? We smoke a lot of weed. But there's some more substantial information here as well. Turns out that Kathy Foster is ...   More
Thursday, March 11, 2010 CASEY JARMAN


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