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Medical And Recreational Marijuana Regulations

OPB | May 21, 2015

Oregon lawmakers are considering changes to the state's medical marijuana system while also working out new regulations for legal, recreational pot.

Lawmakers Reach A Stalemate Over Pot Rules

OPB | May 13, 2015

Oregon lawmakers charged with creating statewide rules for recreational marijuana are at odds over how medical pot will be affected.

Fisher Possibly Threatened By Marijuana Grow Operations

OPB | April 21, 2015

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reopened the public comment period on a proposal to list the fisher as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

Washington Legislature Considers Compacts With Tribes Over Marijuana

OPB | March 30, 2015

MONDAY: A bill before the Washington state legislature would allow the Governor to enter into agreements with Native American tribes if they choose to get involved in marijuana production, processing, or retail.

Environmental Update On Beer, Salmon, And Marijuana

OPB | Feb. 09, 2015

MONDAY: Members of our EarthFix team will join us to discuss greener beer, energy efficient marijuana, and a new salmon tracker.

Oregon Lawmakers Kick Off 2015 Session

OPB | Feb. 02, 2015

MONDAY: Transportation, marijuana regulation, and gun control will be among the issues dominating the legislative session that starts Monday.

Pot Glut Good For Consumers And Retailers, But Not Growers

OPB | Jan. 30, 2015

FRIDAY: Washington's increasing pot supply is driving down prices and leaving growers struggling to make money.

News Roundtable: January 29, 2015

OPB | Jan. 29, 2015

THURSDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Two Bills Look To Change Medical Marijuana In Washington

OPB | Jan. 08, 2015

THURSDAY: One bill would keep medical marijuana shops from selling dried bud, while another would get rid of medical pot shops altogether.

New Oregon Laws Taking Effect In 2015

OPB | Jan. 05, 2015

MONDAY: In addition to recreational marijuana, 2015 brings changes to laws governing home sales, underage drinking, minimum wage, concealed handguns and more.

What Does Marijuana Addiction Mean?

OPB | Dec. 22, 2014

MONDAY: We'll discuss what it means to develop a dependency to marijuana.

Oregon Town Hall: Pot In 2015

OPB | Dec. 12, 2014

FRIDAY: We gathered in a bar in Portland to discuss the practical and social implications of legalizing marijuana.

Oregon Town Hall: Pot In 2015

OPB | Dec. 12, 2014

THURSDAY: Come to Rontoms bar in SE Portland to discuss the practical and social implications of legalizing marijuana. Come at 7:30 p.m.

Talking Business

OPB | Dec. 09, 2014

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

Washington Researcher Is Developing Breath Test For Pot

OPB | Dec. 05, 2014

FRIDAY: A research team at Washington State University is working on a device that would measure THC in someone's breath, similar to existing alcohol breathalyser tests. 

Blumenauer Wants Vets To Have Access To Medical Marijuana

OPB | Dec. 02, 2014

TUESDAY: Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) recently introduced a bill that would allow Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical marijuana to their patients. 

Pot Attitudes Unlikely To Affect Workplace Anytime Soon

OPB | Nov. 10, 2014

MONDAY: We'll talk to an employment attorney about what is likely to change — and not change — after the passage of recreational marijuana in Oregon.

News Roundtable: November 7, 2014

OPB | Nov. 07, 2014

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Analyzing Northwest Election Results

OPB | Nov. 05, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll sort through election results and look ahead to the political future. 

Poll Shows Marijuana And GE Food Labeling Likely To Pass

OPB | Oct. 15, 2014

WEDNESDAY: A new poll released by OPB and Fox 12 shows Measures 91 and 92 could be likely to pass, but the driver card measure may fail by a large margin.