Hotseat: Brian Budz

Washington’s legal weed starts moving through stores this week. The owner of New Vansterdam talks price, supply and ambiance.


News Stories
Brian Budz got teased about his name as a kid. This week it finally pays off. On July 11, Budz, 40, and his business partners will open New Vansterdam, one of the first retail marijuana shops    More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Holy High Day

Your 4/20 concert guide.


Music Stories
What is 4/20, anyway? Theoretically, it’s unofficial National Marijuana Appreciation Day, but that implies those who observe it don’t appreciate the shrubbery of the gods every other day of th   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Oregon Drops Proposed Ban on Treats Laced With Marijuana

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News
The Oregon Health Authority had threatened to be a buzzkill when it came to medical marijuana dispensaries selling candies, cakes and cookies and other munchies seasoned with pot. But according to the Associated Press, the agency has backed off that proposal, instead focusing a ban on any products that might entice minors.As the AP reports:That means nothing brightly colored or formed in the shape ...   More
 
Monday, March 31, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Strain review: Grand Hustle

A comfortable, stimulating high has potential for awkward oversharing and unfiltered confessions.

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Features
Cannabis in Portland will one day be like every other consumable in Portland. Which is to say, some people will produce great marijuana, others will not, and the jet set will decide which legends live on. Like bacon jam and double IPAs, the quality of your bud will depend on the grower. We’ll aim to shine a spotlight on the growers who’ve made Oregon a world-class stop on the Marijuana Express. ...   More
 
Monday, March 24, 2014 Mary Romano

The Secret of Yummy Garden

There’s a new business in Portland’s Real Chinatown—marijuana.


Cover Story
Sunny Chan has a lot of history at Yummy Garden, the Brooklyn neighborhood restaurant he used to own, and at another restaurant he owned, Chinese Garden in Gresham. Today, there’s change afo   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Weed Science

Sunrise Analytical is breaking down marijuana to build better medicine.


News Stories
Ethan Marshall figures he’s one of the only people in Oregon allowed to handle both money and weed in the same transaction. His official title at Sunrise Analytical, the Portland medical-marijua   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Consumption Junction

Here are the various ways to ingest cannabis sativa and indica.


News Stories
Versatility is one of the most valuable traits cannabis developed over its 80 years on the lam. There are dozens of ways to get the effects of cannabis inside your body, and legalization will only   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 WM. WILLARD GREENE

Dr. Know: A Thousand Words

Why does your picture always look like you’re stoned?


Dr. Know
Why does your picture always look like you’re stoned? And what’s up with that pencil? Are you a Luddite, or have you simply not updated your photo? —Curious, But Not in That Way For four y   More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 MARTY SMITH

Best of Portland 2013: Best Bites, Sips and Puffs


Featured Stories
BEST MENU BRAG The beige paper menus at Dockside Saloon & Restaurant (2047 NW Front Ave., 241-6433, docksidesaloon.com) are as faded and peeling as the longshoremen drinking shots in the shan   More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 WW Staff

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