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Green Cannabis | 'Viewpoint Diversity' | Reedies Against Racism

OPB | Oct. 17, 2017 noon

We talk about the environmental impact of cultivating cannabis, conservative perspectives on college campuses, and why some Reed students are protesting a humanities class. 

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Washington’s Cannabis Industry Isn’t As Green As You’d Think

Crosscut | Oct. 9, 2017 11:15 a.m.

Marijuana growers and processors use a lot of electricity and have a carbon footprint equaling that of 3 million cars.

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Oregon Will Send $85M To Schools And More From Cannabis Tax

OPB | Oct. 6, 2017 4:15 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The initial payout from cannabis taxes in Oregon will total nearly $85 million, according to the Oregon Department of Revenue.

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Nevada Cannabis Sales Eclipse 1st Months In Oregon, Washington, Colorado

AP | Sept. 29, 2017 12:01 p.m. | Reno, Nevada

The first month of legal sales of recreational marijuana in Nevada significantly outpaced the opening month of sales in other states where it's legal for adult use.

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Should Washington Allow Home Grows Of Recreational Cannabis?

Northwest News Network | Sept. 18, 2017 7:07 p.m. | Olympia, Washington

Washington is the only state with legal cannabis that doesn't allow home grows. There have been efforts to change that in recent years.

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Jeff Sessions Questions Washington's Marijuana Regulations

OPB | Aug. 4, 2017 4:47 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Washington state leaders are criticizing a letter from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the state’s regulation of recreational and medical marijuana.

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Washington's Marijuana Industry Wages On The Rise, Report Finds

The Columbian | July 5, 2017 8:39 a.m.

Wages and jobs in the legal marijuana industry may be on the rise in Clark County and across the state Washington.

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Ammon Bundy's 1st Oregon Attorney Leaves Firm To Grow Marijuana

The Register-Guard | July 5, 2017 7:13 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

Mike Arnold, whose nearly two-decade career included defending Ammon Bundy in his first four months in jail, has left his firm to grow marijuana.

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Rural Oregon Residents At Odds With Large Marijuana Grows

Medford Mail Tribune | July 2, 2017 9:06 a.m. | Williams, Oregon

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.

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Marijuana Startup Economy Booms As The Medical Cannabis Industry Struggles

OPB | May 23, 2017 11:30 a.m. | Portland

Plenty of marijuana research is being conducted in Oregon, but it's mainly aimed at growing more marijuana at lower costs, rather than finding the next FDA-approved drug.

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Medical Marijuana Sales In Oregon Plummeting As Recreational Sales Increase

OPB | May 23, 2017 7:45 a.m. | Portland

Oregon's medical marijuana program appears to be dying on the vine as customers turn to recreational marijuana instead.

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Oregon Has Yet To Distribute Tax Revenue From Marijuana Sales

AP | May 8, 2017 6:33 a.m. | Portland

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.

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Report: Medical Marijuana Patients Outspent Recreational Users 3-To-1 Last Year

Statesman Journal | April 26, 2017 10:26 a.m.

Despite increasing access to recreational marijuana, medical patients still made up a sizable portion of the market for cannabis in the U.S. last year, spending three times more money on the crop than recreational users, according to a report from New Frontier Data.

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The Origins Of 4/20, Marijuana's Highest Holiday

AP | April 20, 2017 7:33 a.m. | Seattle

The origins of the date, and the term "420" generally, were long murky. But in recent years, a consensus has emerged around the most credible explanation: that it started with a group of buddies from San Rafael High School in California.

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Chill On Our Legal Marijuana: Northwest Governors Write To Trump Administration

Northwest News Network | April 3, 2017 4:30 p.m.

The governors of Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Alaska have written a joint letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin asking for forbearance with their marijuana policy experiments.

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'Brave New Workers': A Burning Desire To Get A Marijuana Business License

NPR | April 2, 2017 7:22 p.m.

What happens to workers when an industry fails, new technology takes off? NPR brings you stories of Americans adapting to a changing economy. This week: Leaving the black cannabis market to go legal.

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Slow Going As Oregon Legislative Session Hits 2-month Mark

AP | March 26, 2017 8:34 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Lawmakers in Salem are about to wrap up the second month of this roughly five and a half-month session, and yet some of the biggest issues before them have been slow-going at best.

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Rural Oregon Town's Marijuana Shops Seeing Influx Of Idaho Customers

AP | March 7, 2017 7:38 a.m. | Boise

Idaho residents are helping to boost the economy of a small Oregon town by purchasing marijuana from the town's two dispensaries, which lie along the border between the two states.

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Marijuana Sales Pump $5.3M More Into Oregon State Coffers

AP | Feb. 22, 2017 7:34 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

The Oregon Department of Revenue announced Tuesday it received $5.3 million in marijuana tax payments in January. The grand total of $65.4 million received in the year since Oregon started taxing cannabis sales is blowing the original estimate out of the water.

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Oregon's Cash Crop: Marijuana Banking Regulations Means More Paper Money

Medford Mail Tribune | Feb. 13, 2017 7:11 a.m.

After years of moving away from cash, financial institutions have been yanked back in time by the burgeoning cannabis industry. Cash crop money spent at grocery stores and retailers and paid to builders and handymen is circulating in increasing volumes and eventually finding its way to banks.