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Salem-News.com (Feb-21-2020 13:49)

When the Sentence Does Not Fit the Crime

67-year old Michael Thompson won't be free till 2038.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Michael Thompson prison How does a non-violent person in America end up in prison for his or her entire life? It’s natural to assume the most severe sentences in our judicial system are reserved for the most violent criminals, rapists and murderers.

The truth is, the system is literally stacked against us.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-12-2020 14:30)

Serving Time With Your Child: One Mom`s Prison Journey

73,818 people are currently serving Federal time for drug offenses.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Lance Gloor, Sheridan FCI As the cannabis industry presses on throughout the country, people such as 41-year old Lance Gloor #44270-086 continue to endure lengthy sentences behind bars for engaging in what many are making millions from, cultivation of marijuana.

The lines of legality regarding cannabis can be blurry. In a time when state law and Federal law does not match, many people like Lance continue to fall through the cracks.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-05-2020 14:37)

Making of a Marijuana Mogul: The Stephanie Landa Story

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Stephanie Landa, hippy girl, adventurer, cannabis advocate and former Federal prisoner.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Stephanie Landa Stephanie, born to a middle class stay-at-home mom and a WWII fighter pilot, was a stubborn and independent child.

A product of the baby boom, little did her parents know they were raising a child who would grow up breaking all the rules by bending social norms regardless of how the world told her to act.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-31-2020 17:58)

AHPA Suggests Improvements to Domestic Hemp Production Program

Comments reflect significant room for improvement in the hemp production Interim Final Rule.

(SALEM, Ore.) - hemp products The American Herbal Products Association has submitted comments to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), requesting numerous, significant revisions to the Interim Final Rule (IFR) that establishes a domestic hemp production program before a Final Rule is promulgated in 2021.

The IFR will be in effect for two years, impacting hemp production during the 2020 and 2021 hemp growing seasons.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-17-2020 12:14)

OLCC Issues Marijuana Product Recall for Dispensaries

Winberry Farms Sweet Leaf Blend Pre-rolls Failed Pesticide Test

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Cannabis Recall The product in question was cultivated by licensed marijuana producer Ard Ri and packaged for sale to retailers by licensed wholesaler DYME Distribution.

The affected marijuana flower failed its pesticide test, because it exceeded the acceptable level, known as the “action limit”, for the insecticide Imidacloprid. The flower was incorporated into pre-rolled joints marketed under the Winberry Farms Sweet Leaf Blend; the strain name is Trap Star.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-12-2020 02:28)

Incredible Facts: How CBD Oil Helps With Anxiety

According to current laws, cannabis oil for anxiety should not contain more than 0.3% of the THC. It absolutely cannot make anyone "high".

(SALEM, Ore.) - CBD oil cannabis The problem of anxiety, along with depression and sleep disorders, plagues more than tens of thousands of people around the world. Scientists are constantly trying to find new tools that could help people cope with these ailments.

So, now, such a tool as cannabidiol (CBD oil anxiety) is being vigorously discussed. It literally has captured the whole world and there is already almost no one who would not have heard about it even briefly.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-31-2019 00:02)

Oregon Alerts Patients of OMMP Changes for 2020

Oregon's Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) has changes coming January 1st that patients and caretakers need to know.

(SALEM, Ore.) - cannabis Cards will now contain a "Print/Issued Date" and an "Effective Date". It is important to know the difference between the two dates. If you are a grower, you cannot start growing for your patient until the "Effective Date".

Also, the new forms ask who the property owner is if a grow site is being designated. If the property owner is not the patient or grower, the grow site consent form is required.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-10-2019 00:23)

Oregon Hits OMMP Patients with New Requirements in 2020

Will medical marijuana patients decide to stay with OMMP or give up "big brother" hovering overhead?

(SALEM, Ore.) - cannabis marijuana Another nail in the coffin of OMMP has been struck. The freedom for patients to grow their own medicine in Oregon is facing another hindering factor, restricting their ability to simply grow up to six plants without express permission of their property owner.

Should small medical home grows be held to the same standards as large recreational production facilities? It seems so, according to the information distributed by OHA/OLCC.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-29-2019 10:05)

CBD Industry Set to Continue Booming

The 2018 Farm Bill removed cannabis and cannabis derivatives that are very low in THC from the definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

(SALEM, Ore.) - CBD oil The Cannabidiol (CBD) industry has boomed massively in recent times and it is a trend that looks set to continue over the coming years. Products containing CBD oil have become popular natural remedies, with people using them to treat numerous common ailments.

Although part of the cannabis family, CBD contains none of the psychoactive properties usually associated from that particular line.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-10-2019 01:39)

2019 Hemp Aid Cannabis Festival this Weekend

Soul stoners and new cannabis community members alike are on their way to a huge hemp field outside of Oregon City.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Paul Stanford Cannabis enthusiasts from all over the Northwest are coming together in the Oregon countryside this weekend for the 2019 Hemp Aid Cannabis Festival. Hemp Aid is a weekend-long family friendly event with Free admission and Free onsite parking.

The weekend lineup of live music on the Main Stage is stacked with exciting performers set to get the audience on their feet and keep them there.

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