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Three Flower Strains, #inBend

Three Flower Strains, #inBend

Three dispensaries offer three very different buds
Being curious about how good local budtenders' suggestions can be, I recently hit up three different local dispensaries to try out three different strains they recommended. Potheads across the globe can agree that smoking in a comfortable and secure environment makes getting stoned a whole lot less stressful.

Too Much or Too Little

An Oregon cannabis company gets fined for allegedly mislabeling its products
Oregon Cannabis and CBD products company Cura has been in the news recently, for allegedly recurring and escalating "truth in labeling" issues. The OLCC has accused Cura of producing products which contained unlisted ingredients, of producing products not containing the listed amount of THC, of producing products containing THC which should not have any, and most recently, of producing a high-THC product which contained zero THC. 

Cannabis Advisory Panel to help steer marijuana tax revenue in Deschutes County

A new bill invites the advent of a commission to advise on marijuana issues
A person could be forgiven for being a bit confused about the future of legal marijuana businesses in rural Deschutes County. First, the County voted—along with the rest of the state—in 2014 to legalize cannabis businesses.

Got Jointly?

Would be a lot cooler if you did
How much cannabis do you use?  Some take mad pride in how much they consume, from "one-hit-and-quit-it" lightweights, to "Even-Wu-Tang-said 'enough'" World Heavyweight canna-champions.

Hydrology9 NX : Getting High with a Handheld Vaporizer

Put down the paper towels and burn ointment. A new kind of device is here.
Getting high is fun, but can also be both messy, and dangerous AF.  Messy, because as anyone who has ever tipped over a bong can attest, the rancid stench of the vile water can permeate any absorbent surfaces such as a couch, chair or bed, and linger for weeks.

If You're New Here: A's to Your Cannabis Q's

For those new to legal cannabis, a do and don't-do list
As a public service to those who may not yet have had the pleasure of knowing the benefits (and occasional drawbacks) to Oregon's legal marijuana program, we're tackling some of the most basic questions in this week's Smoke Signals column.

Celebs + Cannabis

Pros and cons to having stars enter the biz
Lately, some of the people I've seen play pretend on my "story box," or perform music or play professionally with a sportsball, earning them millions of dollars, are becoming involved in cannabis. These celebrities are pushing cannabis in many forms, and the term "celebrities" should by no means diminish the activist work performed by any of these folks on behalf of medical use, legalization, etc.

Crazy 8: A Primer on Delta-8 THC

The psuedo-legal pot that everyone's talking about
If you enjoy cannabis, that's largely due to the major cannabinoid Delta-9 THC. A cultivar's THC content listed at a dispensary, containing generally 14-30+% THC?

Addressing Inequities in the Cannabis Industry

A new association aims to dismantle health inequities
The goals of the Black Lives Matter movement go far beyond addressing the relationship police have with the Black community. (Spoiler: It's really, really...not good...y'all.)

The New Robotic Cannabis Trimming Machine Overlords

Automation is ahead for the cannabis industry
Prior to the pandemic, I was able to make a trip to Las Vegas for the annual Marijuana Business Conference. Insofar as the event is the largest of its kind in the world—with more than 27,000 attendees from more than 60 countries—I wasn't able to capture the full scope of my experience in a column's length.

Redmond Drafts City Code for Pot Businesses

Hub City leaders plan for a future when marijuana is federally legal
Let's be double-extra clear here: Running a marijuana dispensary is still illegal in the City of Redmond—but in the event that the federal government changes its policy around that, the Hub City may be ready. On April 6, the Redmond City Council was scheduled to meet in a special meeting to go over the newly drafted city code covering marijuana businesses.


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