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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 00:23)

Medical Marijuana and the Most Dangerous, Ignorant, Evil, Anti-Marijuana Shills

If there were 12 on this list, it would definitely be a Dirty Dozen.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - patrick kennedy mpp For medical marijuana users, hiding from police and the anti-marijuana thugs while looking over their shoulders at booze-drinking politicians must be causing them paranoia - one of the adverse effects of too much marijuana.

In this case, the paranoia turns out to be real. And here are the people that make it so.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-27-2014 00:45)

PTSD: Reefer Madness & Dangerous Drugs

Marijuana is the Best, Safest Drug

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - marijuana helps PTSD PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is one of the worst afflictions to hit us as thinking people. Although it has been recorded in history for about 4,000 years, it probably has been around longer than that. Even military dogs get it, so it must be much more universal for thinking critters than we have considered.

We, as a country, have recorded PTSD in every war since our revolutionary war, but it certainly afflicted soldiers far before that time.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-24-2014 00:33)

Prince of Pot Freed from US Clutches

The cannabis warrior should be home in Canada by mid-August.

(COTTAGE GROVE, Ore.) - Marc Emery In 2009, a dear friend to this reporter personally, Mr. Marc Emery, aka The Canadian "Prince of Pot" was extradited to the U.S. from his homeland Canada, where he pleaded guilty to one count of "Conspiracy to manufacture marihuana".

The then 56-year old martyr publicly acknowledged that he had sold cannabis seeds to American customers via mail order since 1994, and quite frankly, gaining immense popularity as well as making a financial Killing as he did it. For that dung-smearing in ole Uncle Sam's face, he was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment in US federal corrections, which he's about finished having served in multiple facilities across the nation.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-22-2014 00:39)

Marijuana, Reefer Madness, Fake Experts and Politicians

Marijuana vs Jimson Weed: Will the real LOCOWEED please stand up?

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - locoweed (jimson weed) I was introduced to marijuana in 1928 when I discovered that the Mexican kids in my hometown, Klamath Falls, Oregon, were smoking it, which I believed to be “locoweed”! I discovered later that the rolled cigarettes they were enjoying were not Jimson weed, most commonly called locoweed, but marijuana.

Jimson is not marijuana, but produces many similar effects.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-15-2014 23:30)

Stoners Delight in the HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup

A sold out crowd enjoyed every minute under the sunny skies of Santa Rosa, California.

(SANTA ROSA, Calif.) - HTCC memorabilia The Fifteenth HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup was held at the Santa Rosa, California fairgrounds the last weekend of June, and we were there. It is the fifth time the massive two-day trade show and EXPO has been held in the San Francisco Bay Area. Each year, this event has increased in size and attendance.

HIGH TIMES Magazine has been a staple for marijuana enthusiasts since the summer of 1974, never losing its footing as the premiere “go to” publication on cannabis subjects.

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