Tag Archives: Marijuana

Youth marijuana use prevention effort expands statewide

The Oregon Health Authority announced Wednesday the immediate statewide expansion of a youth marijuana use prevention campaign to a statewide audience. Source: Youth marijuana use prevention effort expands statewide – KTVZ

States Keep Saying Yes to Marijuana Use. Now Comes the Federal No.

In a national vote widely viewed as a victory for conservatives, last year’s elections also yielded a win for liberals in eight states that legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use. But the growing industry is facing a federal crackdown under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has compared cannabis to heroin.

Legislature 2017: Bills on medical, enforcement dominate cannabis work

The fine-tuning of Oregon’s cannabis laws continued in 2017, against a backdrop of varied concerns — about a faltering medical marijuana program, diversion of marijuana to illegal markets and possible new federal intervention from the Trump administration. Source: Legislature 2017: Bills on medical, enforcement dominate cannabis work – Portland Business Journal

Next hurdle in recreational pot: Legal use in public places

When Oregon voters in 2014 approved the ballot measure legalizing recreational pot, they specified that pot use in public places would remain unlawful. But as marijuana growing, processing, retailing and consumption have swelled in Oregon, so has the chorus pushing for the right to toke on pipes or joints or inhale from vaporizers in public […]
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Billboards | Marijuana Tourism In Oregon – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The Oregon Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling that the Port of Portland couldn’t reject an environmental ad proposed for the Portland Airport based on its political nature. At the center of the case, which dates back to 2013: an anti-logging ad from conservation group Oregon Wild which calls Oregon “Home of the Clearcut.” […]
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Has Legal Marijuana Caused an Increase or Decrease in Traffic Accidents and Deaths?

The insurance lobby says states with legal marijuana have had a 14 percent increase in accidents. But The Oregonian says traffic deaths are down 50 percent this year. The study in question was released June 22 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an industry-funded group. Source: Has Legal Marijuana Caused an Increase or Decrease […]
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Rural Oregon Residents At Odds With Large Marijuana Grows

Williams is known as one of Oregon’s marijuana-growing capitals, but longtime residents have raised alarms over industrialized grows they say are ruining the character of this remote but close-knit rural community. “People are pissed off,” said Michael Johnson, chief operating officer of Siskiyou Sungrown Farms. “I’ve never seen anything like it.” Source: Rural Oregon Residents […]
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Oregon marks 2 year anniversary of legalized pot

It has been 2 years since recreational marijuana became legal in Oregon. On July 1, 2015 the state of Oregon joined Colorado, Washington, Washington D.C. and Alaska in legalizing recreational marijuana. Those over the age of 21 with a valid ID can legally carry one ounce of pot and can possess up to 8 ounces […]
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Oregon landowners accuse marijuana-growing neighbors of racketeering

A couple of rural Oregon landowners are accusing their neighbors of operating marijuana-growing operations in violation of federal anti-racketeering laws. Source: Oregon landowners accuse marijuana-growing neighbors of racketeering – – Capital Press

Why the Latest News on Marijuana and Car Crashes Has Some Experts Skeptical

Other studies have found no significant effect in the number of crashes since the first three states legalized marijuana sales. States that legalized marijuana sales have higher rates of car crashes than neighboring states that don’t allow pot sales. At least, that’s what researchers from the Highway Loss Data Institute, an insurance group, concluded, after […]
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