The Oregon cannabis community notched a huge victory last month when we legalized recreational marijuana. But as exciting as that is, much work remains. We have an amazing opportunity to take the lessons learned in Colorado and Washington and apply them to create a system in Oregon that can serve
In what is becoming nearly a daily occurrence, researchers have published another new study extolling the the healing benefits of cannabis. Findings presented in a recent issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease “strongly suggest that THC (the main active ingredient in marijuana) could be a potential therapeutic treatment option for Alzheimer’s
"What do you do for a living?"
I have been a cannabis grower for more than twenty years and until recently, I used to dread this question more than any other. Because cannabis remained illegal, I ussually had to lie when asked that question, no matter how badly I wanted to
Qualifying veterans soon may find it easier to obtain medical marijuana. The Veterans Equal Access Act, introduced Thursday by Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) with 10 bipartisan cosponsors, would allow Veteran's Administration doctors in medical marijuana states to prescribe or recommend it to their patients. For most veterans, their VA
It has been less than three weeks since Oregonians voted to legalize adult use of recreational cannabis, but we can already see the effects of this historic vote, within our state and beyond our borders. As the OLCC gears up to implement the new law, we have seen regulators and
I just returned from Las Vegas, where I was a featured speaker at mmjbusinessdaily.com's 3rd Annual Marijuana Business Conference and Expo. With more than 3,000 in attendance, this was the largest gathering of marijuana professionals in history. Attendees hailed from all 50 states and 30 countries and included growers, medical
Multnomah County prosecutors have announced that they have dropped 50 marijuana cases following last week's historic vote to legalize recreational marijuana in Oregon. According to the Oregonian's Noelle Crombie, the cases involve conduct that will become legal once the new law takes effect. Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill's office also
Congratulations Oregonians! Last night, by a much wider margin than anyone expected, we became the third state in the union to legalize adult use of recreational marijuana. While the new law doesn't take effect until July 1, 2015, we now know when the folly of prohibition will end in Oregon.
This year, Oregonians once again have the opportunity to legalize adult use of recreational marijuana. Unlike years past, this year's initiative (Measure 91) has been supported by a well-financed, professional campaign. As a result, Measure 91 has a strong chance of passing.
At Pure Green, we support the right of every
Author and travel guru Rick Steves is in the midst of a tour of Oregon to promote Measure 91, the ballot initiative that will legalize adult use of recreational marijuana in Oregon. Steves, a longtime supporter of cannabis legalization, gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to Washington's successful legalization campaign. "I
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