Medical Marijuana Initiative Update

Friday, July 2, is the deadline for supporters of initiatives in Oregon to turn in their last batches of signatures in hopes of making the November ballot. And proponents of reforming Oregon's medical marijuana laws with Initiative 28 said today they are confident they will turn in enough valid signatures by tomorrow's 5 pm deadline to qualify for the ballot. The Coalition for Patients' Rights, ...   More
Thursday, July 1, 2010 Sarah Jacoby

Is Oregon's Marijuana America's Cheapest?

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Monday, September 20, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

Marijuana Conference Wrapup: Drugs and Race

Alice Huffman, a self-described auntie who wouldn't even let you smoke in the backyard, uttered this classic line at last week's national marijuana conference in Portland: "I'm with a group of pot lovers and I'm loving it!" Huffman, president of California's NAACP chapter, was a speaker at the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws conference at the Governor Hotel. Californians ...   More
Monday, September 13, 2010 Jason Slotkin

More Tokers than Texans and Other Odd Gems from the National Pot Conference

There are more tokers than Texans! So declared Russ Belville, outreach coordinator for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws during a session called "Using Data to Make Your Case for Legalization." The occasion was NORML's 2010 national conference. And the setting was the 100-year-old Governor Hotel, better known as the home of City Club's Friday Forums. Until Saturday, ...   More
Friday, September 10, 2010 Jason Slotkin

NORML: State Rep to Push for Legalizing, Taxing Marijuana

The Oregon branch of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) says state Rep. Peter Buckley (D-Ashland) is set to introduce a bill in the 2011 legislative session to tax and sell marijuana. The bill to be introduced by Buckley, co-chair of the powerful House Ways & Means Committee, will closely echo the so-called "OCTA Light" initiative that failed to make it onto ...   More
Monday, September 27, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Still Hungry After All These Years

After 27 years, David Harrington and the Kronos Quartet, classical music's leading edge walkers, still take no prisoners.

In a music world where young lions get fat and lazy once their appetite for acceptance has been sated, it's good to know that some musicians stay lean and hungry for the shock of the new long afte ...   More
Wednesday, January 24, 2001 Bill Smith


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