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It’s that time again: “Festy” or Festival Season. A time when good weather permits great gatherings. May has arrived signaling the climate is almost ripe to let your world-tribe member out. I am probably not considered a traditional “hippie” by any means but I am ever implored to pay my

When you search the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) database of Industrial Hemp Grower licenses, you find 1027 licenses registered with the state—probably more by the time you read this. There were 584 in 2018. That’s almost as many as Colorado. But we are surpassing Colorado’s hemp industry. We have

Spannabis – The World’s Best Cannabis Gathering In the first part of this series, I gave impressions on what the worldwide cannabis climate is currently like. Having never been out of the country beyond Canada, Mexico and Bermuda (Yes, I’ve smoked cannabis in all three locations) I was feeling rather

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.

  For the cannabis industry in Oregon, 2016 started as a year of promise. Instead, it was year of roller coaster rides, and for some, dashed hopes and dreams. Medical growers and providers in Jackson County, one of the state’s largest producing counties, find themselves fighting the County for their right

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I wanted to gift my mom, who was visiting from out of state, a specific CBD edible product. The calming caramel from Epic Edibles seemed like the perfect match as an alternative to the anti-anxiety pharmaceutical that she had been prescribed, but I couldn’t find them

Well, it seems that everyone was too stoned to bother voting, at least in Jackson County. The upshot from Election 2016 is more communities in Oregon have become less marijuana friendly. Here is a breakdown of some of the votes that did and didn’t pass. In Grants Pass, a 1