Oregon became the 17th state to pass legislation favorable to hemp farming and the ninth state to remove legal barriers to farming the potentially lucrative crop as Gov. Ted Kulongoski (D) last week signed into law SB 676, an industrial hemp act sponsored by state Sen. Floyd Prozanski (D). The…

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OCDLA and the NORML Foundation team up to present “All Things Cannabis” on September 11–12 in Portland. A day and half of CLE covering everything you need to know about the science and the law of cannabis. Plus a Friday night dinner cruise and dinner at Rumpspankers Saturday night. Plus,…

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ONCE again, the Seattle Hempfest drew tens of thousands to parks along the waterfront this weekend. In its mission statement, the all-volunteer organization that produces the event says, “The public is better served when citizens and public officials work cooperatively in order to successfully accomplish common goals.” We agree. That…

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Leroy Hill has pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge he is facing in Georgia after his January arrest in which marijuana was found in the car he was driving. Reza Sedghi, who is representing Hill, said the arraignment in the case will be waived. It was scheduled for Aug….

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Ten men from Washington state, California and Texas have been indicted on charges of running a $30 million marijuana operation on public lands in a remote area of Eastern Oregon. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Oregon said the case involves the seizure of more than 30,000 marijuana plants on U.S….

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SANTA MONICA, California (CNN) — When we set out to produce a series of Woodstock 40th-anniversary pieces, somebody asked, “Whatever happened to Grace Slick?” We’re happy to inform you that the former Jefferson Airplane singer is alive, well, and a visual artist based in Malibu, California. (She retired from music…

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