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Be it wine or weed, some people go for the cheap stuff. But there are still plenty of us snobs out there. For every wine connoisseur who delights in the jammy, blackberry nose on their 2011 Tempranillo from RoxyAnn Winery in Medford, there is a weed connoisseur who will happily

Finally, at the beginning of June, Oregon adults were deemed responsible enough to give concentrates and edibles (in small, restricted doses) a try.  So now, we all can try and figure out what Dabs are.  Broadly, concentrates are any cannabis product where the cannabinoids (the THC, CBD, CBG and so

  Some say the “Marijuana Revolution” is the next boom of industry in America, similar to the Internet and Tech boom, or the gold rush; many labeling it the Green Rush. That attitude was clear at the recent International Cannabis Business Conference in San Francisco. In addition to learning about

The Oregon Health Authority is currently taking comments on the proposal to change the Medical Marijuana Program. Along with many changes that increase security and accountability, they are also proposing to move the date of compliance for growers up significantly, March 1, 2016, a year earlier than was previously proposed.

Over the past two year helping launch The Messenger, I have traveled to most nooks and corners of the Rogue Valley. Often, after lugging stacks of newspapers, I’d take a break; a quick pull-over next to Applegate River, a detour through Lithia Park, a short bike through Bear Creek Greenway—and sometimes

Everything marijuana comes out into the light at The Hemp and Cannabis Fair Last August, the first Hemp and Cannabis fair at the Jackson County Expo attracted over 2500 visitors, and on Sunday, even drew an after-church crowd. Yes, there was a rush of visitors to the “everything marijuana” fair

Local Activism for Marijuana Politics Heats up As local governments scramble to adopt new measures and regulations to determine how marijuana growing and retailing will look in each city and county, citizens are rushing to participate. Recent city and county hearings seem to be the social highlight of the week these days. So

On a planet, not too different than ours, a young girl’s parents are gardeners. They grow a special plant many revere for its medicinal properties, as well as for the way it makes them “feel silly,” but  the “Kings” think it is bad. And so is the story of “The

It’s a little different for the ladies. At the most basic level, women’s bodies react differently. THC, stored in body fat, sticks around in women’s bodies a bit longer, making it easier for women to build a tolerance. Beyond that, for a long time, the black market marijuana industry has

The numbers don’t lie. With recreational sales of marijuana in Oregon smashing Colorado and Washington’s first week records, the word on the street is that dispensaries across the state are struggling to keep up with demand. Which most likely means, even with the explosion of new gardens this summer, there