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.
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.
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.
News | local | Environment | Food | NW Life | Fish & WildlifeOPB | 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.
Environment | News | local | Recreation | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.
We talk about Ducks basketball, a proposed Office of Outdoor Recreation, and big news stories from the week.
Environment | local | NW Life | RecreationStatesman 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.
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.
News | local | NW Life | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.
The 2016 PDX Adult Soapbox Derby tore through Mount Tabor Park in Southeast Portland Saturday, where temperatures reached the mid-90s.
local | Environment | NW Life | Fish & Wildlife | Recreation | AnimalsOPB | 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.
News | local | NW Life | RecreationAP | 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.
Environment | local | NW Life | RecreationStatesman 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.