Williams is known as one of Oregon's marijuana-growing capitals, but residents have raised alarms over industrialized grows they say are ruining the character of this close-knit rural community.
Oregon's medical marijuana program appears to be dying on the vine as customers turn to recreational marijuana instead.
Tax money collected from Oregon's legal marijuana sales has been a rare bright spot as lawmakers fight over how to fill a $1.6 billion budget deficit. But none of that tax revenue has been distributed to its intended recipients.
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has selected 14 new stores to sell liquor in the Portland metropolitan area.
Distilled spirits sales in Oregon are higher than ever, thanks in part to a stronger economy and population growth. 12 percent of the overall sales statewide are from Oregon distillers.
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Top Stories: Flash Floods, Mudslides In Washington; OLCC Discussing Recreational Marijuana RegulationsOPB | Aug. 22, 2014 7:45 a.m. | Portland
Headlines for Friday, Aug. 22: North-central Washington is now experiencing flash floods and mudslides due to heavy rain, Oregon Liquor Control Commission is already discussing recreational marijuana regulations, the Festival of Eugene starts Friday afternoon, and more.