Media Awareness Project Drug News
  1. US OR: Marijuana Complaint From Portland Day Care Workers Slow To

    The Hillsboro Argus, 24 Sep 2017 - Oregon officials twice neglected to deliver key documents when The Oregonian/OregonLive sought to learn about a state-licensed day care operating in the home of a Portland marijuana entrepreneur. The search started July 10 with a public records request to the state Office of Child Care. It asked for documents including anything submitted by Step by Step's employees, operators or owners.
  2. US OR: Portland Case Reveals Gap In Rules To Separate Day Care

    The Hillsboro Argus, 23 Sep 2017 - State regulators allowed a Portland man to have a childcare business in his home while owning a storefront dispensary selling marijuana. Those potentially dueling interests didn't surface until this summer, after two childcare employees quit and contacted the state. They accused the day care owner, Samuel Watson, of keeping large amounts of marijuana inside his Alameda home and said he was putting children at risk. Watson categorically denies the allegations, and state officials have not found him at fault.
  3. US OR: 10,000 People Smoke Cannabis On Inauguration Day In

    Willamette Week, 21 Jan 2017 - [photo] 10,000 People Smoke Cannabis on Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C. to Protest Trump's Pick of Drug Warrior Jeff Sessions The weed was pretty good. #Trump420 protest in Washington, D.C. (Corey Pein) An estimated 10,000 people lined up for five blocks to collect some 8,000 free joints at this morning's surprisingly punctual #Trump420 protest at Dupont Circle in Northwest Washington, DC.
  4. US OR: Warnings For First-time Marijuana Pesticide Use Worker Permit

    The Bulletin, 31 Dec 2016 - Marijuana rules still rankle The Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved temporary rule changes Dec. 19 that take effect Sunday for recreational marijuana businesses. In one change, growers who accept responsibility for illegally applying pesticides will receive a warning for a first violation, according to an OLCC news release Wednesday. Subsequent violations could result in harsher penalties, including loss of an OLCC-issued license to grow marijuana.
  5. US OR: Study: Fatal Car Crashes Declined After Oregon Legalized

    Willamette Week, 30 Dec 2016 - Study: Fatal Car Crashes Declined After Oregon Legalized Cannabis The Portland Police Bureau and other local law-enforcement agencies are pledging to step up DUII patrols on New Year's Eve to catch intoxicated drivers.
  6. US OR: What's Up With All Those Lame 'Stay True To You' Anti-Pot

    Willamette Week, 30 Dec 2016 - What's up with all those lame "Stay True to You" anti-pot billboards all over the city? I hear when Big Tobacco had to run anti-smoking ads, they used market research to deliberately create the worst ads possible. Is that what's going on here? -- Not Impressed I assume you're referring to the Philip Morris company's infamous "Think. Don't Smoke" campaign, which I think about often and totally did not have to look up in any way.
  7. US OR: Column: Dude, Where's My License?

    Portland Mercury, 01 Sep 2016 - The OLCC Is Dragging Its Feet on Recreational Licenses, and the Clock Is Ticking WHEN THE Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) was tasked with handling Oregon's adult use cannabis program-AKA the recreational weed sales that we have come to know and love-the news didn't send massive throngs out dancing in the streets. To say that Oregonians have a complex relationship with the OLCC is an understatement.
  8. US OR: Seeing Green

    The Mail Tribune, 29 Aug 2016 - Williams Farm With Elaborate Greenhouse Operation Underscores Huge Growth in Local Marijuana Industry WILLIAMS - Josephine County's growing marijuana industry is experiencing growing pains. The number of medical marijuana grow sites in the county has remained steady from a year ago, at about 2,500.
  9. US OR: Fair Generates Buzz With 1st Legal Pot Display in U.S.

    Oneida Daily Dispatch, 28 Aug 2016 - SALEM, ORE. (AP) - Living marijuana plants went on display Friday at the Oregon State Fair, with organizers saying it's the first state fair in the nation to allow cannabis for public viewing. The state voted to legalize recreational marijuana in late 2014. Here are a few things to know about legal pot in Oregon and the display at the fair: