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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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Washington Beaches Open For Razor Clam Season

OPB | April 12, 2017 1:49 p.m.

Local razor clams are headed for Oregon and Washington tables soon. The season has been closed all year along the coast due to high levels of the naturally occurring neurotoxin domoic acid. 

Recreation | local | Environment | News | Think Out Loud

Biking In Portland's Forest Park Draws Attention To Off-road Cycling Plan

OPB | April 3, 2017 noon | Portland

Two representatives of the city's Off-Road Cycling Master Plan spoke to OPB's "Think Out Loud" about the proposal's benefits, but others have concerns about more biking in Forest Park.

News | Think Out Loud

Ducks In Final Four | Office Of Outdoor Recreation | News Roundtable

OPB | March 31, 2017 noon

We talk about Ducks basketball, a proposed Office of Outdoor Recreation, and big news stories from the week.

NW Life | Recreation | local | Environment

Oregon State Parks Seek More Rangers, Money As Crowds Continue To Grow

Statesman Journal | March 18, 2017 8:29 p.m.

The number of Oregon state park rangers hasn’t changed much the past decade, officials said, leading to challenges in keeping parks clean and facilities up to date.

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What Does A Trump Administration Mean For Legal Marijuana?

Jefferson Public Radio | Nov. 27, 2016 12:45 p.m.

Analysts say the legal cannabis industry is projected to approach a $22 billion economic impact by 2020. But many in the industry are worried a Donald Trump administration could shut it down and undo the progress made under President Obama's tenure.

NW Life | News | local | Think Out Loud

Cape Kiwanda | Police Chief Mike Marshman | Tribes Protest Pipeline | School Bus Driver

OPB | Sept. 6, 2016 noon

We're exploring a variety of topics this hour: the collapse of a scenic Oregon  cliff; how officers are confronting gang violence  and homelessness in Portland; tribal reaction to a fossil fuel infrastructure; and school bus driving.

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Cricket Finds A Home In An Oregon Farmer's Field

OPB | Aug. 31, 2016 6 a.m. | Banks, Oregon

Tucked into less visible pockets of Oregon, a cricket league has blossomed, connecting a group of Oregonians who grew up with the game.

NW Life | Recreation | local | Summertime In The Pacific Northwest

Portland Heat No Match For PDX Adult Soapbox Derby

OPB | Aug. 20, 2016 2:27 p.m. | Portland

The 2016 PDX Adult Soapbox Derby tore through Mount Tabor Park in Southeast Portland Saturday, where temperatures reached the mid-90s.

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Fire To Keep Blue Pool Closed Until Late August

Statesman Journal | Aug. 9, 2016 4:11 p.m.

A popular segment of the McKenzie River Trail will remain closed for three to four more weeks due to the smoldering Blue Top Fire, officials said on Tuesday.

Recreation | NW Life | Fish & Wildlife | Animals | Environment | local

Hiking Portland's Wildwood Trail In 5 Parts

OPB | July 19, 2016 12:20 p.m. | Portland

Tucked into the northwest corner of Portland, the Wildwood Trail weaves for more than 30 miles through Forest Park. Here's how to hike the historic path in five parts.

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Oregon Man Rescued After 40-Foot Fall Near Sandy River

AP | July 16, 2016 4:36 p.m. | Sandy, Oregon

Fire crews have rescued a man who injured himself after he slipped and fell about 40 feet down a steep embankment in a remote area of the Sandy River.

NW Life | Recreation | local | Environment

The Photo That Helped Save Opal Creek

Statesman Journal | July 15, 2016 3:23 p.m.

A 1989 photo of a waterfall on Opal Creek spurred action by national environmental groups to protect what is now officially the Opal Creek Wilderness and Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area.

Health | Business | Nation | News

California To Vote On Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

NPR | June 29, 2016 9:22 a.m.

An initiative has officially obtained enough signatures to be placed on November's ballot. It would allow adults to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants for recreational use.

Health | Business | News | local | Election 2016

Pendleton Voters To Decide On 3 Marijuana Sales Issues In November

East Oregonian | June 22, 2016 9:27 a.m. | Pendleton, Oregon

The City of Pendleton will give voters three ballot questions relating to marijuana sales in November, and if any of them fail it will prevent the city from collecting tax revenue from the newly-legal drug.

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Oregon Approves First Recreational Marijuana Licenses

OPB | May 1, 2016 12:30 p.m.

The state approved licenses for eight recreational marijuana growers Friday and said it expects to issue more than 800 recreational marijuana business licenses by the end of the year.

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For Just $1 Per Year, You Can Have A Business In Portland's Ankeny Square

OPB | April 9, 2016 4:07 p.m.

Portland Parks and Recreation is open to lots of ideas for the space, including food carts, a flower shop, bike services, or arts and culture programming.  

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Oregon Recreational Pot Tax Brings In $3.5 Million In 1st Month

AP | March 17, 2016 1:46 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The 25 percent-tax on recreational pot sales began at the start of 2016 and the state began collecting the taxes from dispensaries last month.

News | local | Pacific Ocean

People Keep Dying At Cape Kiwanda, Despite Warning Signs

Statesman Journal | March 6, 2016 11:30 a.m. | Pacific City, Oregon

In response to the most recent incidents — two fatal accidents in February — state and county officials are taking part in a town hall meeting March 17 in Pacific City to discuss how to prevent future incidents.