Tag Archives: Marijuana

Cannabis restaurants are coming to California, with ‘budtenders’ and ‘flower’ service 

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Like any good chef about to open a restaurant, Andrea Drummer wants to get her pairings just […]
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Police: Pot lab explosion started East Evans fire

A man is in jail on drug and arson charges — accused of starting the 155-acre East Evans fire Aug. 2 — when his illegal marijuana extraction laboratory exploded and spread to nearby wildlands in Sams Valley, police said. Michael A. Cashmareck, 24, faces arson and marijuana charges for his alleged role in starting the […]
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Pregnancy and pot: Study seeks answer, draws critics

Pregnancy started out rough for Leslie Siu. Morning sickness and migraines had her reeling and barely able to function at a demanding New York marketing job, so like rising numbers of U.S. mothers-­to-be, she turned to marijuana. “I was finally able to get out from under my work desk,” said Siu, who later started her […]
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Editorial: Commission should not make first move toward pot ban

Deschutes County commissioners may discuss banning marijuana growth and production within the county when they meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The idea may come up when commissioners take up reconsideration of amendments to rules that govern marijuana within the county. There’s a better way than having county officials lead the way on a ban. If […]
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PHOTOS: Ontario Chamber of Commerce welcomes first marijuana retailer

A ribbon cutting Thursday morning confirms Weedology as the first marijuana retailer in Ontario. “We’re welcoming Weedology to the community just like any other business,” Dan Cummings, Ontario community development director, said in his remarks. Source: PHOTOS: Ontario Chamber of Commerce welcomes first marijuana retailer | Malheur Enterprise

When the Law Says Using Marijuana Is O.K., but the Boss Disagrees 

State Library Ed. Note: State employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800.  

How Legal Marijuana Is Helping the Black Market

Expensive regulation and high demand across the country have made the illicit trade more profitable than going legit. When the new marijuana shop opened up just down the street from his own marijuana shop, Greg Meguerian, owner of The Reefinery in Los Angeles, kept an eye on it. When that shop stayed open past the […]
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OLCC Talks Future Of Pot In Statewide Sessions

OLCC Begins Listening Tour With Marijuana Industry; Bend Session Set for Tuesday July 9th. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission launches its first in a series of listening sessions with the marijuana industry this Tuesday, July 9, 2019 in Bend. Source: OLCC Talks Future Of Pot In Statewide Sessions | KXL

Marijuana use doubles in pregnant women

Pot use in pregnancy has doubled among U.S. women and is most common during the first trimester, government research shows. Overall, 7% of pregnant women, or 1 in 14, said they used marijuana in the past month. That’s from a nationally representative health survey in 2016-17 and compares with a little over 3% in 2002-03. […]
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Legal pot makes it harder to recruit truck drivers

Legal pot makes it harder to recruit truck drivers. As the trucking industry struggles with a driver shortage, the president of a major lobby placed part of the blame on wider acceptance by states of marijuana use. American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear told lawmakers at a Wednesday hearing that legalization of recreational […]
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