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  1. Ron Strider

    OR: 3,000 Pounds Of Marijuana Seized At Portland Warehouse

    Portland police acting on a tip discovered 16 people working in a marijuana-processing warehouse that investigators believe to be illegal. Sgt. Chris Burley said Tuesday that documents provided to investigators showed the marijuana was being grown for several patients under the Oregon Medical...
  2. Ron Strider

    ME: Marijuana Convention In Portland Bigger Than Last Year's

    April Lee made a beeline for Brian Bair's Wolf Enterprises professional financial services booth at the New England Cannabis Network's Maine Cannabis Convention on Saturday morning in Portland. Lee, who had driven up from her home in Carlstadt, New Jersey, to attend the two-day event, started...
  3. Ron Strider

    OR: New Portland Food Delivery Service Includes Free Marijuana

    "Wait, so you provide free marijuana with every purchase?" "That's correct," says the owner of Local'd, a Washington D.C.-based delivery service that expanded to Portland in September 2017. (The owner requested anonymity for privacy.) Local'd delivers food products like cookies and candy –...
  4. Ron Strider

    OR: We Found a Rare Spot in Portland Where Cannabis Tourists Can Legally Smoke Up

    John Mealy has something rare that lots of people want: a legal place to smoke weed. "People come from all over–Nepal, Romania, Australia," he says, standing on the porch of his North Portland home. "If they have pot, they can smoke it anywhere in the house they want." For three years...
  5. Ron Strider

    Oregon's Pot Tourism Industry Off To A Slow Start

    Tucked away on the edge of Forest Park, Margie Rikert operates a quiet bed and breakfast from her home in Northwest Portland. She's one of a just a few homes listed on the website KushTourism.com that markets itself as being pot-friendly to tourists. "Thirty percent of our population was...
  6. StonyMagoo

    Greetings from Portland

    Oregon that is. Actually the far west side of it. Anyways, I've been lurking for a few weeks reading up on information posted here, which there is no shortage of! I'm looking to make a veg box so I can drop a few healthy beautys in my back yard when the time is right! I've grown a few times...
  7. P

    First Time Grower - Outside Clone Portland

    This is going to be my first year growing. I want to grow four plants on my back deck in smart pots. I was planning on starting around late April but wanted to know when I need to start buying my clones (if I can find even them in stock somewhere)? Since I'm new to this whole thing, do I need to...
  8. K

    Cannabis Shop Owners Sue Portland City Hall, Alleging Favoritism In City Licensing

    Entrepreneurs trying to open a Portland recreational cannabis shop are suing the city over decisions made by the agency responsible for licensing weed stores. The lawsuit, filed Jan. 31 in Multnomah County Circuit Court, accuses the city's Office of Neighborhood Involvement of giving "biased...
  9. K

    As Mainers Celebrate Legal Marijuana, Where Does New Law Draw The Line?

    Marijuana users and some businesses that cater to them cheered the arrival of legal marijuana in Maine on Monday, even as one Portland celebration event had to revamp its plans because of confusion about what is and is not allowed. An "End of Cannabis Prohibition Party," a private...
  10. K

    OR: Marijuana Delivery In Portland Up For Vote Next Week

    Portland could be opening its arms to marijuana couriers. The City Council on Wednesday added a license for delivery-only cannabis businesses to a marijuana regulation plan up for a vote next week. Businesses operating as "marijuana retail couriers" would not be allowed to sell from...
  11. K

    ME: Warehouse Owners In Several States Cash In On Marijuana Prospects

    It took Chris Abbott six stressful months to find a new space for his growing company. The 10,000-square-foot warehouse on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon, was once used to store industrial-strength compressors. Now the gritty space, its cinder walls repainted white, resembles a cross between...
  12. K

    ME: South Portland Moves On Marijuana Moratorium

    South Portland - In the wake of a statewide vote to legalize recreational use of marijuana, the South Portland City Council has moved to adopt a moratorium on the licensing of any retail sales. The six-month ban, backdated to be effective as of Nov. 21 if and when it is finally adopted, would...
  13. K

    ME: Portland Passes Moratorium To Delay Opening Of Marijuana Businesses

    The Portland City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve a six-month moratorium that will give the city time to develop regulations governing retail marijuana establishments. The moratorium, which takes effect immediately, will delay the opening of any stores, cultivation...
  14. K

    OR: Portland Dispensary Offering 'Bob Marley' Marijuana

    Portland, OR - Bob Marley fans can celebrate as two Oregon dispensaries are now carrying the official Marley Natural cannabis brand. The Nectar dispensaries in Portland and Eugene are both fully stocked with "Marley Natural" products, including four types of marijuana and oil and other hemp...
  15. K

    OR: Featured In Portland Real Estate Listings - Marijuana Plants

    Portland, Ore. — Forget stainless steel appliances or master suites. There's a new selling point in some Portland real estate listings: pot plants. A Redditor posted a property for sale in Northeast Portland that featured multiple large pot plants in the home's backyard. The photo showing the...
  16. K

    OR: City Hall Is Poised To Admit It Wrapped Cannabis Businesses In Too Much Red Tape

    Last year, Paul Pedreira decided to walk away from a career as assistant director for the NBC television series Grimm and sink his savings into Oregon's growing recreational cannabis industry. He planned to open a dispensary in St. Johns. But he soon found himself tangled in a bizarre thicket...
  17. K

    Supporters Of Maine Marijuana Drive Open Portland Office

    Portland, Maine - Campaigners who want to legalize marijuana in Maine are opening their headquarters in the state's largest city. Maine residents can decide if they want to vote "yes on 1" this November to legalize marijuana use and possession. The law would apply for those at least 21 years...
  18. K

    OR: Free Cannabis Fair In North Portland Comes Rife With Restrictions

    Portland, Oregon - On its surface, Sunday's Summer Fair in North Portland was a celebration of the small businesses within Oregon's cannabis community. Upon digging deeper, though, patrons found it to be an education on the evolving state regulations attached to the budding industry. "We...
  19. K

    Sockeye, A Portland Ad Company, Takes On Marijuana Client

    After working quietly for three years with a marijuana company, a well known ad firm in Portland came out Friday with its first video advertising campaign. It features a cannabis-infused drink, but the actors could just as well be drinking beer. The ad, which features a casual backyard...
  20. K

    Portland Signs Off On Marijuana Festival Featuring Free Samples

    It's legal to possess, grow and buy marijuana in Oregon, but state clean air laws and local rules have put a damper on public festivals featuring giveaways and consumption. The Oregon Cannabis Association has found a way to host a summer fair where members of the public - as long as they're...