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PCC President | Climate Change And Marijuana Under Trump | Whale Poop

OPB | Nov. 21, 2016

We meet the new president of Portland Community College, discuss what the Trump administration may mean for climate change and for marijuana laws, and find out what scientists are learning from whale poop.

Prosecution Rests In Malheur Occupation Trial | Talking To Kids About Legal Pot | Refugee Congress

OPB | Sept. 27, 2016

Conrad Wilson updates us on the Malheur refuge occupation trial; we hear about how parents are discussing legal pot with their kids; and we talk to a Portland refugee who's in D.C. for a national refugee gathering.

Talking Business | Airbnb Data | Marijuana Expungement

OPB | Aug. 30, 2016

Oregonian/OregonLive's Jeff Manning fills us in on the latest regional business news. We also dig into some hard numbers about Portland's use of Airbnb, and find out who's getting their marijuana convictions expunged.

People Of Color In The Cannabis Industry | Eugene's Racist History | Comic City, USA

OPB | Aug. 23, 2016

We discuss the challenges facing people of color who want to get involved in business opportunities in the pot industry. A University of Washington professor fills us in on Eugene's racist past. And we'll hear about the new comics exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society.

Fire Investigation | US Attorney On Marijuana Prosecutions | DACA Now

OPB | Aug. 15, 2016

What did two Oregonian reporters learn investigating the Canyon Creek complex fire, how does Oregon's US Attorney approach marijuana cases and how will young immigrants be affected by this summer's Supreme Court ruling?

Gov. Kate Brown At The DNC | Sanders Supporters | Cannabis Testing | Talking Business

OPB | July 26, 2016

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown joins us from the Democratic Convention; we learn about the science of testing cannabis products; and we check in on some of the latest business news.

Hispanic Engagement In Hermiston | Stoned Driving | Olympic Runner Alexi Pappas

OPB | July 13, 2016

We talk to Eddie De La Cruz from Hermiston’s Hispanic Advisory Committee. We'll hear about law enforcement efforts to monitor the effects of marijuana on Oregon drivers. Finally, Olympic track star Alexi Pappas stops by.

Lead In Schools | The Disappearing West | Marijuana Ice Cream | Comic Amy Miller

OPB | June 02, 2016

We talk with a Portland Public Schools board member about lead and radon and get insights on disappearing land in the American west. We'll also hear about marijuana-infused ice cream and talk to Amy Miller, named Portland's funniest person in 2015.

Washington Lobbyist | Sen. Ron Wyden | Oregon's Pot Problems

OPB | March 15, 2016

This week, Think Out Loud is coming to you live from the NPR studios in Washington, D.C. Today we hear from a long-time lobbyist about what it's like to navigate Washington's power structures, sit down with Sen. Ron Wyden to talk about his work with the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and learn how advocates for Oregon's pot industry are trying to resolve discrepancies in state and federal law.

Burns Protests | Legislative Kick Off | Carl Wolfson | Pot Task Force

OPB | Feb. 01, 2016

We hear the latest from Burns, and get a preview on the first day of the new legislative session. We'll also hear from noted local radio personality, Carl Wolfson, who is calling it quits. And we'll hear about a new initiative to make studying the medical benefits of marijuana easier.

OLCC Releases New Rules For Retail Marijuana Industry

OPB | Oct. 23, 2015

Spoiler alert: free samples and drive-through windows are a no-go.

OLCC Releases New Draft Rules for Marijuana Sales

OPB | Oct. 08, 2015

The OLCC released a 70 page draft of rules for recreational marijuana sales today in advance of a public hearing on Friday.

Many Dispensaries Plan To Balance Medical And Recreational Marijuana

OPB | Sept. 30, 2015

We'll ask how some medical pot dispensaries are thinking about their new customer base, since as of Oct. 1, they'll be able to sell to those who are not marijuana card holder.

The Marijuana Banking Conundrum

OPB | Sept. 28, 2015

Marijuana businesses face some significant challenges when it comes to banking, leading many to operate cash-only businesses. But solutions could be on the horizon.

Washington's Go-To Guy For Rules On Legal Pot Is Stepping Down

OPB | Aug. 21, 2015

Randy Simmons is leaving his job at the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board after spearheading the state's rule-making process for recreational marijuana.

Marijuana Remains Illegal On Grand Ronde Reservation

OPB | July 30, 2015

The Grand Ronde Tribal Council has determined that the cultivation and use of marijuana will remain illegal on the reservation.

Recruiting Workers For The Marijuana Industry

OPB | July 30, 2015

A Northwest company specializes in recruiting qualified people for all kinds of positions in the emerging marijuana industry — from bookkeepers to flavor scientists.

Talking Business

OPB | July 09, 2015

Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

Olympia And Salem Wind Down Sessions

OPB | June 29, 2015

The legislatures in Washington and Oregon are still struggling to pass the final bills of their respective sessions.

News Roundtable: June 26, 2015

OPB | June 26, 2015

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.