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Since the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, over which the the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) has partial authority, much of the international community has banned cannabis as a matter of law. Further, international agreements and Richard Nixon’s 1972 declaration of a “War on Drugs” in combination with a ramping

  On the 1st day of August, 2015—exactly one month after cannabis became legal in Oregon—The THC Fair (The Hemp and Cannabis Fair) held its first cannabis industry expo here in Southern Oregon. There was a buzz about town. Especially if you were a consumer who wanted a glimpse into

Cannabis has been legal in Oregon for a few years now, but there is still a lot to learn about America’s favorite plant when it comes to shopping for a cannabis gift. It’s not as easy as picking up somebody’s favorite bottle of wine, especially when selecting strains of flower

Our new columnst for “Don’t Smoke the Messenger,” Roo Grostein, the Host/Producer of Local Smoke Radio on KSKQ, gives his reasoning why public weed smoking would be a good idea.

A few days before Halloween, on a sunny Sunday afternoon, with the autumn leaves blazing red and orange, the Messenger’s Board of Directors gathered for its first strategic meeting. (In case we haven’t hit you over the head with it, the Messenger became a nonprofit this summer.) The strategic meeting

Re: An Interesting Opposition to LNG Pipeline The letter from Gregg Marchese is ostensibly about the Jordan Cove Energy Project, but one of the five paragraphs in his letter (Messenger, October 26) is entirely dedicated to bigotry and hatred, specifically anti-Semitism. He describes Gary Cohn, an advisor to President Trump,

A year ago, according to most pundits and predications, Hilary Clinton was skating on her way to becoming president. There are many alternate realities that would have evolved from that result. Instead, it has been a challenging 12 months for many Americans, and one defined by strife and strident tweets.

An Interesting Opposition to LNG Pipeline (re.: Messenger’s publisher note opposing the Jordan Cove Energy Project) This is a decent summary of a complex topic and elaborate history. Of necessity much could not be said, such as the many other environmental concerns, the issue of jobs (to dismiss them as

This Halloween the scariest monster in southern Oregon is the LNG pipeline. Like a zombie that won’t die, the proposed pipeline continues to come back again and again, even though the townspeople vanquished it repeatedly. The proposal is to place pipeline that will run diagonally all the way from the California

Re.: Mark Scarpaci’s book, “Wrigley Sanders” I am a Cleveland Indians fan but I bought this book from Mark at some art fair. I was mostly doing it to support some local writer. I am really not much of a baseball fan. But… I like a good novel. So I