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Salem-News.com (Sep-18-2014 01:13)

Oregon Politicians Living in Reefer Madness Bubble

Ending Cannabigotry is vital if patients are to be respected.

(SALEM, Ore.) - no water Serving the needs of patients is Amy Zimmerman's ongoing goal. She cares for the sick and ill and dying, providing them with medicine that they prefer, and that may be their key to a longer life, or at least one with more quality.

The Aumsville city council is attempting to ban all cultivation, dispensaries and even the use of medical marijuana. An ordinance proposal hearing is taking place Thursday at 6:30pm in Aumsville, the public is invited to join the meeting, and pro-cannabis supporters are expected to show up en masse. What happens in this tiny town may have more of an impact statewide than anyone expected.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-16-2014 17:02)

Cascade Policy Institute Gives Support to Measure 91 for Marijuana Legalization

Oregon Think Tank Supports Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - measure 91 Cascade Policy Institute’s Board of Directors recently voted to support the latest marijuana legalization initiative, Measure 91, which will be on Oregon’s November ballot.

While Cascade has always supported the decriminalization of cannabis on both philosophical and practical grounds, this is the first actual ballot measure in which the organization sees the positive features outweighing the negative features.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-06-2014 00:12)

What Marijuana Means to the Green States [INFOGRAPHIC]

The results are in: crime decreases in areas where marijuana is legal.

(SALEM, Ore.) - marijuana Colorado and Washington both legalized recreational use of marijuana in 2012. Since legalization, Denver’s violent crime has dropped by 10.6% and homicide is down to less than half of its 2013 level.

In July 2014, Washington made $2.4 million in pot sales. There’s a lot to consider with the legalization of marijuana. Learn more about the influence it has had on these two states.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-21-2014 13:29)

International Cannabis Business Conference: Launch or Improve Your Cannabis Business

This unique event provides crucial information regarding cannabis commerce laws and insight into where the industry is headed.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Intl Cannabis Business conference 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.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-19-2014 01:30)

Oregon Cannabis Activist Indicted for Felony Cultivation

“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.) - Joy Graves 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.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-15-2014 17:10)

Steven Hager Brings Abakus Magazine to Life at The Munchie Cup in Aspen

The cannabis “medibles” competition is a first for Aspen and Abakus, August 18-20th.

(SALEM, Ore.) - munchie cup 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.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-13-2014 22:40)

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.) - John Trudell 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.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-13-2014 14:43)

Illegal Marijuana Grow Operation in Willamette Valley Busted

Estimated value of the marijuana plants, had they been allowed to reach maturity, is approximately $1.8 million dollars.

(ALBANY, Ore. ) -  marijuana grow operation A man living in the United States illegally, has been arrested while he was tending to a large scale marijuana grow operation in rural Linn County.

Linn County Sheriff's Bruce Riley said detectives determined that the suspect was living in, and tending to the marijuana grow site, which caused damage to the surrounding land, and to the local streams by the cutting of small trees and brush, depositing trash, and littering the area with chemicals and irrigation tubing.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-06-2014 10:00)

Oregon Economists Say Marijuana Revenues Could Bring in $40 Million a Year

Under the “Control, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Act,” 40 percent of the tax revenue collected would go to schools.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon Marijuana If Oregon voters decide to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana, the state estimates that it will take in up to $40 million a year, much more than originally estimated.

The state’s impact statement doesn’t estimate law enforcement and judicial savings from a decrease in marijuana cases.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-06-2014 05:47)

Salem Man One of Four Charged in NW Marijuana Related Stocks Scheme

In May, the SEC warned investors about possible scams involving marijuana-related investments, saying fraudsters often try to exploit new growth industries by manipulating stocks.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Marijuana Stock Busts The Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday charged four promoters with ties to the Pacific Northwest for manipulating the securities of several microcap companies, including marijuana-related stocks that the agency has warned investors about in recent weeks.

The SEC alleges that the four promoters bought inexpensive shares of thinly traded penny stock companies on the open market and conducted pre-arranged, manipulative matched orders and wash trades to create the illusion of an active market in these stocks.

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