Shopping for tobacco products at the head shop

The election of 2014 has come and gone, and with it went marijuana prohibition in the state of Oregon. The voters of the Beaver...

Could hemp save America?

Hemp’s had a bad rap for far too long, obscuring much of its history as well as its potential. Because they are of similar...

Shopping for legal weed at the dispensary

The writing is on the wall, the weed is behind the counter and you can buy it with your credit card. Marijuana prohibition is...

Dank Dating: Portland is the 420-friendliest city to be single...

Great news, all you lonely stoners out there. Romance isn’t just for squares anymore. Apparently single Portlanders are totally down to cuddle you all the...

Come join Earth Day 2015

Earth Day has been a yearly event since its debut on April 22, 1970 and is still celebrated to this day in over 192...

Oregon’s glory haze

1923: Some medical marijuana preparations legal under Oregon law. 1935: Oregon adopts Uniform State Narcotic Drug Act, making all cannabis illegal except very small-dose amounts...

Blaze it medicinally, man

Medical marijuana dispensaries have been selling and distributing legal marijuana to those with an Oregon Medical Marijuana Program card for quite a long time...

Second hand is good as new

My jeans have the faded and ingrained outline of an iPhone 4 in the left front pocket. I store my phone in my right...

Crust to crust: Composting 101

When I was growing up, my parents always kept a metal compost bucket in the cupboard beneath the kitchen sink. I hated when they...

The bureaucracy of blazing

Starting this summer, weed will be legal in Oregon. Unfortunately, July is pretty far away. But there’s no need to wait if you’ve got a...

Green up your gut

Listen, I’m not your personal trainer. I can’t hover over you at every waking hour telling you what you should and shouldn’t eat. I...

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Arts & Culture

The importance of independent foreign films

The Film Southasia Festival, hosted by Portland State in April and May, showcased rare documentaries and nonfiction films from South Asia. The films brought...

Opinion

Can the swamp drain itself?

With the revolving door of pundits and figures who are metaphorically shooting themselves in the foot, I have to wonder—can the swamp drain itself? “Drain...