Paradise City

Take me to Vancouver, where the grass is legal and gays can marry.


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Civilization beckons with red and orange lights. They’re faint at first, glowing brighter as you drive north. The little green sign marking the border sneaks up on you. “Entering Washington,   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Dr. Know: Blunt Questions

Can we just cruise up to Washington and buy legal weed whenever we want now?


Dr. Know
So, now that Initiative 502, the recreational pot law, has passed in Washington, what’s the deal for folks in Portland? Can we just...   More
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 MARTY SMITH

Murmurs: 501(c)3s Weigh in on Ballot Measures, OEA Opposes Parents on Compacts

We are the 47 Percent.


Murmurs
It’s rare for charitable groups to make political contributions—federal law discourages them from converting donations (deductible to the giver) into political cash. But a couple of local 50   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

House Co-Chair Peter Buckley Endorses Marijuana Ballot

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Oregon State Rep. Peter Buckley (D-Ashland), co-chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, has today become the highest-level state elected official to endorse Measure 80, the marijuana legalization initiative.In a statement, Buckley wrote:It makes absolutely no sense to me that we continue to waste millions of dollars every year to prohibit adults from making the choice of whether to consume marijuana, ...   More
 
Monday, September 17, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Judge Rules For SOS Kate Brown, Against Marijuana Petitioner

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A Marion County Circuit Court judge ruled late Tuesday afternoon that Secretary of State Kate Brown acted appropriately in rejecting thousands of signatures that Bob Wolfe, the chief petitioner of IP-24, a marijuana legalization measure submitted earlier this year.Brown's elections division rejected signature sheets because of duplicate signatures; illegible signatures and signatures from people not ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

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

Mari-Wanna?

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

Spice World

Synthetic marijuana is more illegal than the real stuff—and easier to buy.


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A decade ago, synthetic marijuana hit shelves at skate and head shops with two big advantages over real grass: It was legal and it wouldn’t show up in drug tests. A decade later, fake pot could    More
 
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

DOJ Investigating Signature Gathering By Campaign Contributor To Incoming AG Ellen Rosenblum


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Earlier this week, WW reported that former Oregon Court of Appeals Judge Ellen Rosenblum, who will be sworn in as Oregon's first female attorney general on June 29, enters office facing potential conflicts of interest because of the large campaign contributions she accepted from marijuana interests. It turns out those conflicts will bubble to the surface immediately.WW has learned that the Oregon Department ...   More
 
Thursday, June 28, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Cash Crop

Oregonians seek fun and fortune in the marijuana fields of Mendocino County.


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Big Head Buck’s story is a familiar one in this economy: A 27-year-old special-education teacher for Portland Public Schools, Buck—who declined to give his real name and provided his own alias   More
 
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