Oregon

Green Bodhi’s Path to Plant Enlightenment

John Bayes says he’s not like many other growers. He didn’t show up on the scene a few years ago to capitalize on this new age of cannabis legalization. He, and the rest of his team of cultivators at Green Bodhi, have been producing some of the best flowers in Oregon for over a decade and they’re not going anywhere. Of course, there are many OGs who have been growing cannabis as long as Bayes has, but most of them have a similar origin story: They grew up with hippie parents on a multi-generational family farm, or they left their […]

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Oregon Lawmaker Introduces Social Equity Cannabis Bill

Oregon has traditionally been a socially conscious state, as well as one of the first states to allow legal cannabis. Now, House Bill 3112, or the Oregon Cannabis Equity Act, has been introduced into the legislature. This bill would make a point of ensuring that racial equity is considered when moving forward in the already-legal industry.  The new bill was initially introduced by Akasha Lawrence Spencer and included numerous cannabis companies, the NuLeaf Project, the Oregon Cannabis Association, the Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association, the City of Portland, Urban League, and student advocates from the legal program at Willamette University. […]

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‘Dirt Is Inert, Soil Is Alive’

It’s a dreary late-November day at Alter Farms and Cody Alter is ecstatic. No, not because of the 3,000 plus cannabis trees he and the crew were able to tackle before the rains came. Nor was it the fresh batch of seeds they collected from hand-pollinated varietals. For Alter, the excitement is in the soil. “We planted our cover crop a little late but it sprouted and by spring these rows will be knee high in vegetation,” Alter says. “We are constantly growing something in our soil, the continuous growth maintains the microbial communities.” I lean down and stick my hand […]

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Sirius Black is Purple Perfection

Digital photo manipulation has blurred the lines between art and reality so completely that any truly remarkable image carries the weight of our collective skepticism; our minds no longer trust what our eyes can see. Such is the case with Sirius Black, a strain which boasts such a dazzlingly deep purple coloration it immediately inspires that nagging postmodern question: “Is it real?” Thankfully, not only is the shockingly vibrant violet of Sirius Black real, it’s a natural result of some very deliberate work by the Oregon Breeders Group — not a byproduct of the cold temperatures most strains require to produce […]

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Sven Glass: Blown For the Soul, From the Soul

For Michael Svensson, who prefers to go by Sven, making a functional piece of glass art is about much more than just aesthetics. For him, it’s important that his glasswork embody his love for creativity, his respect for the artistic process and his unwavering commitment to personal growth. Especially since that’s what attracted him to the artform of glass blowing in the first place. It was during his time as a successful skateboarder in his youth that he met Eusheen Goines, who was just getting into creating glass art, and saw glass being blown for the very first time. A […]

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Oregon Decriminalized All Drugs And Legalized Psilocybin — What This Means For Vaping – Vaping Post

On election day in the United States, voters in Oregon approved a variety of drug reform policies and taxation regimes. Notably, the Oregon voters approved a new nicotine and tobacco tax covering electronic cigarettes and liquid vaping products. Vaping Post called the race for the passage of the tax as a part of a national trend in nicotine tax increases. However, the framework for drug legalization in Oregon has gotten more liberalized for the benefit of harm reduction strategies and recovery. Measures 109 and 110 are landmark decisions and further legalize and reform the impacts of drugs and the war […]

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Oregon Marijuana: OLCC To Adopt “Fix-it or Ticket” Approach For Some Rule Violations

News By Canna Law Blog Posted on November 12, 2020 The VOC program inspectors to issue VOC paperwork for a select number of violations Article By: Jesse Mondry Last month, along with streamlined licensing, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) announced a significant (and welcome) change to its compliance function by instituting a new Verification of Compliance program (VOC) that will focus on education rather than penalties for certain types of marijuana rule violations. The VOC launched in early October and arose from meetings with the industry this past summer. The OLCC is in the process of formal permanent rulemaking for […]

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Why Do People Vape? – Oregon Cannabis Connection

In the past decade, vaping has taken the United States by storm. Though vaping has become and continues to be popular, those who do not vape are often confused by why people choose to do so. There are many reasons people choose to vape, both for medical and recreational reasons. In this article, we’ll discuss the common reasons people choose to vape and the benefits vaping oils or cannabis has over other traditional methods, like smoking. Why Do People Use Dry Herb Vaporizers? When compared to rolling blunts or using glass pipes, dry herb vaporizers have multiple advantages. These advantages […]

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Oregon Cannabis Tax Revenue Up 45 Percent in First Quarter

Oregon cannabis tax revenue numbers are currently up as of this quarter, with the area seeing an increase of 45 percent for the first quarter of the 2021 fiscal year over the first quarter of 2020.  This most recent quarter, which began on July 1, brought in $46.9 million in total, 45 percent more than the first quarter in tax revenue receipts.  So far, since the pandemic began, cannabis sales in Oregon have either exceeded sales in the past or been only slightly off from annual averages. There has been no negative impact in sales from COVID.  Since cannabis has […]

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