Willie Nelson Plans to Open Chain of Weed Stores

But Oregon residency restrictions could leave Willie cryin' in the rain.


As Oregon lawmakers debate whether to let out-of-state investors open recreational weed shops in the state, the list of potential merchants is growing.The latest? Willie Nelson. The Daily Beast reports the outlaw-country singer is launching a marijuana brand called "Willie's Reserve." His publicist also says Nelson will run a chain of pot stores in states with legal recreational dope. The publicist, ...   More
Friday, March 27, 2015 by Aaron Mesh

Joint Ventures

Starting a pot business? These companies want to help.

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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

Strain Review: White McWidow

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The original White Widow is to Amsterdam what the cheesesteak is to Philly or the bacon-topped maple doughnut is to Portland. The Widow was a breakout hit on the city’s coffeehouse scene, winnin   More
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 MAJOR E. SKINNER

Dope Without Borders

Big Weed is coming—unless Salem erects a fence at the state line.

Meghan and Matt Walstatter often argue about who should cash in on legal weed in Oregon. The Walstatters run Pure Green Gardens, a Portland medical-marijuana grow with a dispensary in the Holl   More
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 AARON MESH

Testing Trainwreck

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

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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)

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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

The Flyover States, Part III

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Editor’s note: Over the past two weeks, Wm. Willard Greene has written about traveling to Dallas to watch the Ducks’ game and not bringing any weed because he was worried about getting bus   More
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 WM. WILLARD GREENE

The Potlander

Our annual weed issue.

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Welcome to the new normal. It took a while. Oregon’s journey to legal weed, which culminates in a big, smoky rally on the waterfront this July, started way back in 1973, when we decriminal   More
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 WW Culture Staff

How To Talk To Your Parents About Weed

Now that weed is going legal, your mom and dad may have some questions. Here’s what to tell them.

The prohibitionists warned us it would happen, and it did. Oregon’s legalization of marijuana has profoundly altered the public’s perception of the once-illicit substance. Legalization—e   More
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 MAJOR E. SKINNER

How To Buy Legal Weed

The dos and don’ts of budtender etiquette.

We get it. The first time you bought weed was on your neighbor’s couch, while these days you can drive to a well-lit pot shop in Vancouver—or, if you’re an OMMP card-carrying patient, a    More
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Mary Romano


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