A medical marijuana patient had been sleeping in a tent in his backyard for days to guard his legal marijuana plants when a storm drove him inside Sunday. Someone took the opportunity to grab his mature plant.
Britain's government says an English computer hacker won't be extradited to the United States, ending his decade-long campaign to avoid trial there over allegations he broke into sensitive military and NASA computer networks.
After eating oatmeal in jail, Michael Saffioti couldn't breathe. Other inmates say the man begged for help and was accused of faking it. The autopsy found his severe reaction to milk products contributed to his death.
The line between legal medical marijuana providers and illegal operations has been blurry every since the passing of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act of 1998, and online advertising of the drug is adding to the problem.
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.
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.
Annoyed residents in a southern Oregon community are holding their noses. They say the odor from a pot patch fouled their neighborhoods for months last year — and they want City Council to do something about it.