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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.

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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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20 Years On, Oregon Still Imposes Strict Limits On Medical Claims For Marijuana

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

After almost 20 years, the medical benefits of marijuana remain unclear — and businesses must steer clear of medical claims.

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Oregon Economic Forecast Includes Marijuana Projections For The First Time

OPB | May 16, 2017 6 p.m.

The Oregon Office of Economic Analysis projects and upward trend for recreational marijuana sales. 

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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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Klamath Falls Man Launches Effort To Lift City Ban On Recreational Marijuana Sales

The Klamath Falls Herald and News | May 4, 2017 1:28 p.m. | Klamath Falls, Oregon

“Any prohibition isn’t keeping people from using marijuana,” Klamath Falls resident Jonah Hakanson said. “It’s keeping a business from existing."

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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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Green Rush: More Marijuana Shops Coming To Eugene

The Register-Guard | April 17, 2017 10:49 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon
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Oregon Legislature Gears Up For Packed Week On Marijuana, Other Bills

AP | April 9, 2017 10:48 a.m. | Portland

Lawmakers in Salem have a packed schedule ahead from now through April 18, the deadline for all proposals to advance out of their initial policy committee.

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Oregon Marijuana Workers Struggle To Secure Loans

AP | April 8, 2017 9:24 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Though marijuana is legal in Oregon, it's criminalized federally. Many banks, which are federally regulated, avoid working with marijuana businesses to minimize risk.

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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.