VIDEO: From West Point To Pot Smuggler, A Third-Party Congressional Candidate's Adventure

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The major party candidates to replace Oregon's former First Congressional District Rep. David Wu—Democrat Suzanne Bonamici and Republican Rob Cornilles—have captured most of the media attention and donor support. But WW also took the time last week to interview the third-party candidates in the race who will also appear on the ballot for the Jan. 31 special election: Progressive Party candidate ...   More
 
Monday, January 9, 2012 COREY PEIN

Hard Drug Holidays: Adding Up Portland Arrests Over New Year's

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The results are in from the holiday weekend. What follows is a list of the most-abused substances in Portland, as roughly measured by the charges upon arrest for people booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center between Friday, Dec. 31, 2011 and Sunday, Jan. 2, 2012.Cocaine: 18Heroin: 18Meth: 17Alcohol (on public property): 7Prescription drugs (unspecified): 2 These results don't show 39 charges ...   More
 
Thursday, January 5, 2012 COREY PEIN

Cannabis Activist Paul Stanford Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

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 Longtime Portland marijuana activist Paul Stanford today pleaded guilty in Marion County Circuit Court to one count of Oregon personal income-tax evasion. Stanford agreed to a sentence of 18 months' probation and 160 hours of community service.The charge stems from Stanford's failure to file a 2009 tax return. He was also accused of failing to file his 2008 return when he was indicted earlier ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Smoke Screened

A pot user is denied pain meds. Advocates say he’s not alone.


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Johan Mathiesen has smoked pot recreationally for 45 years.  “It’s my coffee, my tobacco, whatever you want. It’s my social drug,” says Mathiesen, a 69-year-old deli clerk at New Seaso   More
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

JUICY SUITS: My Ex-Girlfriend Narced on Me for Growing Marijuana

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A Tigard man is suing his ex-girlfriend for allegedly narcing him out on a marijuana grow.In a lawsuit filed March 8 in Multnomah County Circuit Court, Tyler Goecks claims after he broke up with Melanie Talbert of Southwest Portland, she "plotted a scheme to extract revenge."The suit says sometime around January 2009, Talbert entered Goecks' house, and "without his permission she took photographs of ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Cannabis Supporters Return With Another Ballot Measure Campaign

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After failing to gather enough signatures last year to put a marijuana-legalization question on the state ballot, supporters of the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act kicked off a new initiative effort today that would put that question to voters in November 2012. The initiative must collect 90,000 valid signatures from Oregon voters by July 2012 for there to be a ballot question. And campaign manager Jennifer ...   More
 
Monday, March 28, 2011 TIFFANY STUBBERT

Blowback: Pot Activist Paul Stanford Criticizes DOJ After Arrest

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As noted in today's Murmurs column, noted Portland marijuana activist Paul Stanford is hitting back at the Oregon Department of Justice after his March 8 arrest for failing to pay taxes.On March 21, Stanford filed a motion to dismiss (PDF) the two felony charges against him in Marion County Circuit Court. In Stanford's motion, he accuses the DOJ of engaging in a politically motivated attack and smear ...   More
 
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JUICY SUITS: Ultimate Fighter Matt 'The Law' Lindland Sued for Alleged Stolen Marijuana

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Ultimate fighter and former Republican political candidate Matt "The Law" Lindland is being sued for allegedly stealing six mature marijuana plants.In a suit filed March 3 in Multnomah County Circuit Court, plaintiff Gonzalo Aldana Gamboa claims Lindland offered last year to let Gamboa grow pot under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program on Lindland's property in Eagle Creek.According to the lawsuit, ...   More
 
Monday, March 7, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Sweet Charity: Clothes for Cannabis

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 Oregon residents without a medical marijuana card will get a rare opportunity to check out the Cannabis Cafe on Sunday, March 20 from noon to 3:00 pm during the Portland café's first open-to-the-public community clothing swap and clothing drive.No marijuana will be available to non-cardholders. But attendees can get a peek at the venue (322 S.E. 82nd Ave.) and learn more about cannabis ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 AILIN DARLING

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