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Nov 3, 2012 at 10:49 AM
Happily isolated on California's remote Humboldt County coast, Arcata has long made room in its heart for marijuana, whether grown illegally in the back woods by refugees of the Summer of Love, or legally in the back rooms of homes by medical pot patients.
Sep 19, 2012 at 10:36 AM
The debate over how much tax money recreational marijuana laws could produce is playing an outsize role in the campaigns for and against legalization - and both sides concede they're not really sure what would happen.
Sep 18, 2012 at 3:41 PM
State Rep. Peter Buckley told the Mail Tribune newspaper he supports regulating marijuana in a manner similar to the regulation of alcohol under the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Legalization would take the "black market" out of Oregon, he said.
Jul 23, 2012 at 2:51 PM
Paul Stanford, the chief petitioner for Measure 80, aka the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act, joins KATU's Patrick Preston, Sunday, July 22, 2012, to discuss the measure that will be on the ballot in November. Later in the show, Preston is joined by Portland...
Mar 25, 2012 at 2:50 PM
Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis and ballot measure petitioner for the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act of 2012, Paul Stanford, debated Sunday whether marijuana should be legalized in Oregon.
Mar 28, 2011 at 11:54 PM
If supporters can get the initiative on the ballot and approved by voters, it would allow any adult over 21 to buy pot at a state licensed store or grow it in Oregon.
Nov 2, 2010 at 9:13 PM
An unprecedented marijuana-legalization measure in California trailed in early returns Tuesday after a spirited campaign that pitted the political and law enforcement establishment against well-funded activists seeking to end the prohibition of pot.
Sep 29, 2010 at 9:37 AM
If a November ballot measure in California passes the lawmaker says he'd like to introduce legislation that would out-and-out legalize marijuana in Oregon.
Aug 27, 2010 at 2:30 PM
From above, the bushy green plants in backyard after backyard resemble English topiary gardens, neat and tidy.
Aug 15, 2010 at 3:31 PM
A helicopter flight this month with U.S. Rep. Greg Walden revealed numerous cannabis crops growing adjacent to homes in every community in Jackson and Josephine counties, ostensibly to service the area's more than 7,000 medical marijuana cardholders.
May 1, 2010 at 6:48 PM
Would you support the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act 2010? Supporters of the initiative gathered signatures at the Global Marijuana March in Downtown Eugene on Saturday.
Feb 6, 2010 at 10:25 AM
Advocates of legalizing marijuana are quick to compare it to alcohol, both in terms of regulation and possible revenue through taxes. But what is the real cost of alcohol? One man says the revenue doesn't come close to paying the social tab, and pot...
Feb 5, 2010 at 9:20 AM
While state budgets in Oregon and Washington face gaping holes, advocates of legalizing marijuana say taxing pot can help fill those holes. Critics say growers will remain secretive and won't let themselves be taxed.
Nov 5, 2009 at 2:49 PM
Los Angeles has more pot shops than Starbucks or schools, and the surge in medical marijuana in California has left many communities scrambling to regulate the free-for-all, while others are trying to ban the drug altogether.
Jul 7, 2008 at 1:02 PM
Supporters said their plan would send 90 percent of the proceeds from the state sale of marijuana to the General Fund as well as support drug abuse education and treatment programs.