In the last post, we looked at the needs of medical marijuana patients and recreational marijuana users to see where their needs align and where they differ. Once that is established, the next step is to create a system that meets the needs of both. Such a system should account
We have heard a lot lately about the relationship between medical and recreational cannabis. While Measure 91 explicitly left the medical system unchanged, the legislature is free to alter it as it sees fit and we can expect to see some changes in the medical system. But questions abound about
Last year, a group of Oregon cannabis growers, including Pure Green owners Matt and Meghan Walstatter, formed the Oregon Grower's PAC. The PAC's mission is to help cannabis growers engage with the legislative and rulemaking processes that will create the regulatory framework for the cannabis industry. Our membership includes cannabis
When many people think of the cannabis industry, they conjure images of long hair and dreadlocks, smoke billowing out of car windows, and unprepared stoners rolling into meetings hours late.
Those of us who operate differently are often hampered by this stereotype, and it arises in large part from misinformation born
One of the most exciting aspects of marijuana legalization involves new research into all aspects of the production and use of cannabis. For the last 80 years, marijuana research in the U.S. was primarily an underground affair. People experimented with new ways to grow or new medical preparations. But because
Marijuana legalization in the U.S. has been mostly a grass roots affair, with progress coming mainly at the state and local levels. On rare occasions we see some incremental advancement on the federal level. In early December, we saw two such changes.
The biggest headline involved a single sentence in a
As more states legalize medical and recreational marijuana, the number of teenagers who use cannabis continues to fall, according to the Monitoring the Future study conducted by the University of Michigan and the National Institute of Drug Abuse. The survey of 40,000 teenagers in grades 8, 10 and 12 found
It has been a busy week here at Pure Green, so busy that we are just getting to this blog post. We are growers and purveyors of medical cannabis, but we have a larger mission as well. We work hard to make certain that all patients have safe, affordable access
Pure Green's Matt Walstatter will be a panelist for a town hall meeting sponsored by Oregon Public Broadcasting this Thursday December 11 at 8 pm. The event will address three looming questions that will face Oregonians as we become the third state in the union to implement a recreational cannabis
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
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