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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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Oregon Governor, State Police Chief Stand Up For Recreational Marijuana

AP | Aug. 23, 2017 7:52 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon's governor and the head of the state police defended the state's legal marijuana industry in letters to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been hinting at a crackdown on states that have legalized cannabis in defiance of federal law.

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3rd Cannon Beach Marijuana Store Seeks Approval

Daily Astorian | Aug. 19, 2017 11:26 a.m. | Cannon Beach, Oregon

Progress will be stalled for a marijuana retailer looking to set up shop in Tolovana.

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Legal Marijuana States Try To Fend Off Trump Administration Crackdown

AP | Aug. 14, 2017 7:04 a.m. | Portland

Marijuana-legal states are trying to clamp down on "diversion" even as U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions presses for enforcement of federal laws against marijuana.

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Oregon Marijuana Shops Anticipate Eclipse Sales Spike

OPB | Aug. 11, 2017 11:49 a.m. | Portland

Marijuana sales are seeing a spike in anticipation of Oregon's total eclipse.

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Jeff Sessions Has 'Serious Questions' About Oregon's Marijuana Market

Portland Tribune | Aug. 9, 2017 7:35 a.m.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has alleged that Oregon may be violating the Obama administration's requirements to keep marijuana out of the illicit market.

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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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Legal Marijuana Finds A Home On Oregon's Cannabis Coast

Statesman Journal | July 31, 2017 6:57 a.m. | Newport, Oregon

Oregon has licensed marijuana dealers in every county bordering the Pacific Ocean, with the highest number near the beach here in Lincoln County, state data show. 

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Billboards | Girls Build | Marijuana Tourism In Oregon

OPB | July 6, 2017 noon | Portland

A Portland summer camp teaches girls to use power tools. Also, an appeals court ruling may change the kinds of billboards we see in Oregon. And how has legal marijuana affected tourism in the state?

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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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'The Four Top': Cannabis In The Kitchen | Will Marijuana Wreck Restaurants | Truthiness In Labeling

OPB | June 19, 2017 6:15 a.m.

What's the deal with cooking cannabis? Is the growing marijuana industry affecting the bottom lines of restaurants? And why was a small family dairy barred from labeling its skim milk as ... "skim milk"?  

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Tiny Sumpter, Oregon, Becomes Unwilling Marijuana Mecca

OPB | June 18, 2017 midnight

The eastern Oregon town of 200 people is now unexpectedly home to two recreational marijuana stores.

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More College Students Using Marijuana Since Legalization

The Register-Guard | June 15, 2017 7:46 a.m.

The journal Addiction published the 25-page OSU study Wednesday.

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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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How Oregon Incorporates New Medical Marijuana Science

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

After 20 years, Oregon still struggles to regulate medical marijuana and respond to new science.