Customers of Green Earth Medicine want to try cannabis to treat their ailments, but they just aren’t sure how.

Customers of Green Earth Medicine want to try cannabis to treat their ailments, but they just aren’t sure how.

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  • Democratic Oregon U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley joins us from Washington, D.C., to give us the latest on the legislative effort to change the policy of separating children from their parents as they cross into the U.S. The policy was implemented by U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions as part of a “zero-tolerance” policy aimed at stopping illegal immigration. Merkley recently visited a detention facility and is among the Democrats supporting the Keep Families Together Act, which would end the policy of taking children from their parents.

 

  

  • A non-psychoactive component of cannabis — known as CBD — can be found in everything from tinctures and creams to hot chocolate. People say it helps with a whole host of ailments, but there’s still a lot that’s unknown. We talk with an industry expert, a lawyer and a CBD retailer to find out more about this growing market and where it might be headed. Greg James is the publisher of Marijuana Venture, Amy Margolis is a partner at Greenspoon Marder and Christine Smith is the owner of Grön, which makes and sells CBD products.

 

  

  • The Beaverton City Council recently passed an ordinance prohibiting camping on city streets and sidewalks. The ordinance takes effect July 12. We hear from Samantha Miller and Reyna Ayala, two Beaverton High School students who testified against the ordinance, and city councilor Betty Bode, who ultimately voted for it.

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