Biggest Pro Pot Push Ever Hits Oregon Airwaves Soon

Posted by Steve Leader on August 18, 2014
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Supporters of Measure 91, which would make recreational marijuana legal in Oregon, have locked in $2.3 million in tv advertising.  Oregon Live reports the ads feature the former head of the state’s Addictions and Mental Health Division, Richard Harris.

In the ad, Harris says passage of Measure 91, which would allow the state to sell and tax marijuana, …

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Should Washignton Offer Marijuana Offenders Amnesty?

Posted by Pat Boyle on July 14, 2014
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Seattle, Washington – A Seattle Republican running for the  State Senate says if she’s elected, she will propose an amnesty bill for people convicted of possessing pot. Sarina Forbes says “the law has changed; the people have spoken.”

Forbes says ” the consequence of having these convictions for simple possession which is what I am advocating for is that having the …

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Man Accused Of Making Five Year Old Smoke Pot To Remain In Jail

Posted by Pat Boyle on June 27, 2014
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Portland, Oregon – A 26 year old Fairview man will remain behind bars on charges he made his girlfriend’s five year old daughter smoke marijuana. Marquise Harris-Hill’s attorney tried to get bail reduced. But The Oregonian reports Judge Eric Bergstrom increased bail after seeing pictures of the girl’s bruised body.

Harris-Hill is accused of criminal mistreatment, assault and causing another person …

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A Key Step Toward Legal Marijuana

Posted by Steve Leader on June 9, 2014
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A company that will test marijuana before it is legally sold in Washington has opened a testing lab in Yakima.

“Analytical-360,” a Seattle company that currently tests medical marijuana, will begin testing  recreational marijuana.  The examination will check for such factors as amount of THC, (which puts the “high” in pot) along with mold, bacteria, and parasites.

There are some ironies in …

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Tribes Oppose Legal Marijuana In Oregon

Posted by Steve Leader on February 26, 2014
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An organization representing 57 Northwest Indian tribes has gone on record against legal pot in Oregon.

The executive director of Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, Terri Parr, says members had   questions about the anti-marijuana resolution, but that support for it was overwhelming.

Parr says tribes want to live in safe and healthy environments.  And that the legalization of pot would go against …

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