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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

“We’re in the epicenter,” declares Mitra Sticklen. “Everyone is really passionate about the role they fill,” she says, and with a script that could come from a Silicon Valley startup, goes on to explain that they hold quarterly feedback sessions “to make sure everyone has an equal voice in the

In last week’s elections, Jackson County voters kindly approved Measure 15-141, a temporary property tax levy that will provide funding for Rogue Valley Transportation District (RVTD) to restore services on Saturdays, provide services for students and generally keep public transportation viable in the region. For the past few issues of

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

Interestingly, the proposed ban had been discussed at Medford City Council for the past few months—and until last Thursday, November 19, not a single person had showed up to formally opposed the idea to ban indoor and outdoor marijuana grows within the Medford city limits. In early November, with little

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

Fall harvest in Southern Oregon is here, full force. With no rain expected in the next while, it appears that a long, warm dry fall is ahead. Which bodes well for a fruitful harvest. It also means that the Valley is filling up with people that are ready get to

When the OLCC come to Southern Oregon University for its listening session, one of the final speakers to address the panel looked positively terrified as he approached the mic. “I’m concerned about whether criminal records will make it harder or make it so people can’t pass through the licensing,” he