Oregon

Tue
13
Jan

Final Poll Has Oregon’s Marijuana Legalization Measure 91 with 52%

PORTLAND, OR — It looks like Oregon will be the next state to legalize marijuana. The latest SurveyUSA poll, released last week, has the Measure 91 legalization initiative winning with 52% of the vote. Only 41% said they were voting against it. That is generally in line with other recent polls. Late in September, SurveyUSA […]

Tue
13
Jan

Oregon Becomes 3rd US State to Legalize Marijuana

SALEM, OR — Oregon is en route to becoming the third US state to legalize marijuana, with Measure 91 garnering 54% of the vote with 72% of precincts reporting. “Oregon voters have delivered another crippling blow to the war on marijuana consumers,” NORML Communications Director Erik Altieri posted online Tuesday evening. “By a strong margin, […]

Tue
13
Jan

Oregon Legalizes Marijuana as Voters Approve Measure 91

SALEM, OR — Oregon has become the third state to legalize marijuana. Voters Tuesday approved Measure 91, which will legalize personal marijuana possession and cultivation and set up a system of taxed and regulated marijuana commerce. The District of Columbia earlier today approved an initiative to legalize marijuana possession and cultivation, but that initiative does […]

Tue
13
Jan

Alaska and Oregon Voters Approve Ballot Measure to End Marijuana Prohibition, Capping Off Historic Election Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Alaska voters approved a ballot measure to end marijuana prohibition on Tuesday, capping off a historic election year for marijuana policy reform. Voters in Oregon adopted a similar measure earlier in the evening, making it the third state in the nation to end marijuana prohibition, following Colorado and Washington. Measure 91 in […]

Tue
13
Jan

Oregon Has Legalized Marijuana! An Overview of Measure 91

On November 4, Oregon’s Measure 91 passed the popular vote by 57% to 43%, making Oregon one of only 4 US states to end cannabis prohibition! This is a historic time, and represents an intelligent and progressive change in public policy. Not only is cannabis one of the most medically useful plants known, but it […]

Tue
13
Jan

Oregon: Portland Stops Prosecuting Marijuana Cases

PORTLAND, OR — Less than a week after Oregon voters approved the Measure 91 marijuana legalization initiative, prosecutors in Multnomah County (Portland) announced Monday that they will dismiss all pending violation-level pot possession cases and won’t bother to prosecute any future ones. “Because it is clear that a significant majority of voters in Multnomah County […]

Tue
30
Dec

Pot Pie, Redefined? Chefs Start to Experiment With Cannabis

BOULDER, Colo. — Recreational marijuana is both illegal and controversial in most of the country, and its relationship to food does not rise much above a joke about brownies or a stoner chef’s late-night pork belly poutine.

But cooking with cannabis is emerging as a legitimate and very lucrative culinary pursuit.

In Colorado, which has issued more than 160 edible marijuana licenses, skilled line cooks are leaving respected restaurants to take more lucrative jobs infusing cannabis into food and drinks. In Washington, one of four states that allow recreational marijuana sales, a large cannabis bakery dedicated to affluent customers with good palates will soon open in Seattle.

Mon
15
Dec

Cannabis tourism: Travel to US pot spots on the rise

Move over, Amsterdam and Vancouver (sometimes known as “Vansterdam” for its notoriously loose, yet still illegal, pot culture): There’s a new plume of cannabis tourism locales on the rise in the U.S.

Amsterdam has long topped lists of destinations for travelers seeking legal recreational marijuana, but new laws across the U.S. are producing a fresh crop of hot pot spots.

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