Cannabis Supporters Return With Another Ballot Measure Campaign


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


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
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 by

JUICY SUITS: Ultimate Fighter Matt 'The Law' Lindland Sued for Alleged Stolen Marijuana


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

NORML Women's Alliance

 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

Could Marijuana Legalization's Champion Be a Republican Presidential Hopeful?

The option of asking Oregon voters to OK marijuana legalization in 2012 was mentioned in a WW piece this week about what's next for the marijuana movement after this month's defeat of Measure 74, which would have created a statewide system of medical marijuana dispensaries. The argument for seeking an Oregon ballot measure in two years for outright legalization is that a presidential election ...   More
Friday, November 19, 2010 HANK STERN

Activist Begins "Oregon Cannabis Commission" Petition Drive for 2012

Oregon Liquor Control Commission? Try the Oregon Cannabis Commission. Cannabis activist Paul Stanford has filed a new initiative aimed at the 2012 state ballot that would establish a seven-person Oregon Cannabis Commission to regulate the cultivation and sale of cannabis for sale. For all adults. "This wouldn't just make marijuana for medical use," said Stanford. "It would also be [legalized] ...   More
Thursday, January 20, 2011 STACY BROWNHILL

Anderson Cooper Wants to Hit our Joint

We already knew Oregon has some of the best weed in the nation. Now CNN wants a hit. WW has word that a crew from Anderson Cooper 360 will be in Portland this weekend reporting for a series on marijuana legalization. Titled "America's High," the series airing next week is already advertised on Cooper's website. A camera crew will attend Oregon NORML's medical-marijuana cardholders' meeting ...   More
Friday, June 12, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Obama Administration Announces New Pot Policy

For those who remember our interview last year with then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, today's news should come as no surprise. The Justice Department issued a memo to federal prosecutors telling them them not to target medical-marijuana patients and their sanctioned suppliers. While most of Oregon's Democratic leaders remain mealy-mouthed about the marijuana issue, it appears the ...   More
Monday, October 19, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Portland Gets Its Very Own Cannabis Cafe

While most Portlanders are all too familiar with cafés of the coffee-serving variety, there's a new café coming to town worth noting. It's Oregon's first cannabis café (a concept common elsewhere around the globe) and it will be run by Oregon NORML It's scheduled to open Friday, Nov. 13, naturally at 4:20pm. Sadly, only members both of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program ...   More
Monday, November 2, 2009 Sasha Ingber

Canadian Pilot Sentenced to Prison for Pot Flight

More than two years after his fellow flyer committed suicide, a Canadian pilot who landed in Eastern Oregon with nearly 1,000 pounds of weed on board was sentenced today to four years in prison. U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken ordered Harvey Gabel to turn himself in to the Bureau of Prisons on Jan. 28, 2010, to serve his term. Gabel, 60, is a resident of Langley, B.C. According to a news ...   More
Thursday, November 12, 2009 JAMES PITKIN


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