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(Left) PeaceBud explains how the political changes in America's past along with the industrial revolution has led us into a historical era of post-industrial Oil Wars; and (Right) The Flower contrasts a utopian society that freely farms and consumes a pleasure-giving flower with a society where the same flower is illegal and its consumption is prohibited.
"If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." - Thomas Jefferson
Salem-News.com (August 21,2014 13:29)
International Cannabis Business Conference: Launch or Improve Your Cannabis Business
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This unique event provides crucial information regarding cannabis commerce laws and insight into where the industry is headed.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) -The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) is coming to Portland! It all takes place Saturday, September 13th and Sunday, September 14th at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.
The conference features preeminent cannabis industry entrepreneurs such as Steve DeAngelo and Ed Rosenthal and political leaders like Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Sebastopol, California, Mayor Robert Jacobs. The event also features an exclusive industry exhibit hall.
Oregon Cannabis Activist Indicted for Felony Cultivation
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“I don’t understand the problem. All of the sacred sacramental plants are legally allowed to exist.” – Joy Graves, recently indicted for cultivation.
(GRANT COUNTY, Ore.) -Long time front-line cannabis freedom fighter Joy Graves has been indicted on the charge of "Cultivation of Marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school" which is a Class "A" felony, punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment and a $300,000 fine. She goes to court for the first time August 19, 2014.
Compared to nearly every other police action regarding marijuana in Oregon, this was an incredibly small bust, though still a feather in the cap of local law officials.
"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. it is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this county is closely connected with this."
(LEFT) US Government data demonstrates the failure of cannabis prohibition, ScienceInDrugPolicy; (RIGHT) "Hemp For Victory" was
shot by the USDA, who denied its existence, until Jack Herer proved it.
Salem-News.com (August 15,2014 17:10)
Steven Hager Brings Abakus Magazine to Life at The Munchie Cup in Aspen
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The cannabis “medibles” competition is a first for Aspen and Abakus, August 18-20th.
(SALEM, Ore.) -Abakus is a brand new magazine, edited by Steven Hager. Hager is well known for his Editor position at the lone voice for so many, for so long, High Times magazine. He began at High Times magazine in 1986 and was instrumental in transforming it into the most influential magazine of its time.
There are two annual events planned under the Abakus banner, starting with the Munchie Cup August 17-20th. The second event, The Aspen Cup, will debut in February, 2015.
10th Annual Portland HempStalk Moves to Waterfront Park
The 2014 Portland Hempstalk Festival is at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, Oregon on September 27th and 28th.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) -Hempstalk provides educational awareness opportunities regarding the the medicinal, emotional and mental benefits of cannabis while advocating for its decriminalization for medicinal, industrial, and recreational use.
Founded in 2005 by The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation, the festival features live music, guest speakers, food and goods vendors and information booths.