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

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


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