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2015 Hempstalk Harvest Festival Kicks off Saturday at 10am

Thousands Ascending on Portland to Celebrate Hemp and Cannabis, Rain or Shine!

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Hempstalk The 11th Portland Hempstalk Harvest Festival is taking over Tom McCall Waterfront Park this weekend, and hemp enthusiasts couldn’t be happier.

Portland's annual Hempstalk Festival advocates decriminalization of hemp and cannabis for medicinal, industrial, and recreational use. Though stories to the contrary were spread without foundation, Hempstalk is on!

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George Martorano, the Longest-Serving First-Time Non-Violent Offender in US Fed Prisons is FREE

My being truly truly thanks all of those upon moving earth, that care so much about me.

(SALEM, Ore.) - George Martorano FREE AT LAST! George Martorano, the longest-serving first-time non-violent offender in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, HAS BEEN RELEASED. After 32 years....he is HOME.

In 1984, on the advice of his attorney Robert Simone, Martorano pled guilty to 19 counts of drug possession and distribution.

Read Full Article (Oct-01-2015 02:00)

MARIJUANA FOR SALE! Legal Pot for Oregon Adults

No longer do marijuana consumers have to hide their preference for pot.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Sweet Irish Kush marijuana Pot enthusiasts in Oregon are especially happy today. Recreational cannabis sales begin as of now.

Oregon voters passed Measure 91 last November by a wide margin, and their voices have been heard. The Legislature gave Oregon medical marijuana dispensaries permission to sell to the non-medical market until retail stores are set up, and those sales begin today.

Read Full Article (Sep-30-2015 23:25)

On the Eve of Legal Weed in Oregon

We are at the brink of a new day in Oregon, a legal day.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon marijuana On the eve of legal weed for adults 21 and over within the state of Oregon, chaos and confusion continue.

Dispensary operators struggle and stress hoping to fill the demands of the opening cannabis retail sales industry explosion anticipated to take place come morning.

Read Full Article (Sep-30-2015 22:49)

Marijuana Sales Begin in Oregon Thursday

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Given Head Start Before Other Stores

(SALEM, Ore.) - cannamedicine Oregon, which legalized marijuana in 2014 with Measure 91, is beginning sales tomorrow, Thursday October 1st.

Existing medical marijuana dispensaries will be permitted to get a head start on sales before other, non-medical stores, which are expected to open in Fall 2016.

Read Full Article (Sep-28-2015 06:43)

Prominent Medical Marijuana Defense Attorney, William McPike`s Home Raided by Sheriff`s Department

Busts on medical marijuana patients have not ended, though many may be fooled into thinking so.

(SALEM, Ore.) - William McPike Prominent medical marijuana defense attorney, William McPike opened the door of his residence Friday morning to find a dozen uniformed Madera Deputy sheriffs waiting on the other side. Madera County is located in California's San Joaquin Valley.

Sgt Larry Rich, who had just gotten out of a white unmarked vehicle, brandished a search warrant and demanded access to McPike's home. Deja vu ...Earlier in the week, Sgt Rich had made an appearance at the same location, but without any paperwork.

Read Full Article (Sep-23-2015 21:05)

Realities Behind the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Iran is not an aggressor nation, having invaded no other country for over 200 years.

(EUGENE, Ore.) - iran nuclear deal In a stratified society, the tiny fraction who comprise the ruling class must control perceptions of the much larger fraction under their control.

To do so they must tightly manage the conduits of information and its interpretation through endlessly repeated story lines that alternately generate and relieve public anxiety. Motivated by anxiety and reinforced by its reduction, we are herded along the path chosen by the rulers with only fleeting glimpses of reality.

Read Full Article (Sep-23-2015 15:46)

Swiftboating Planned Parenthood

"We are outraged by those who debase these women, this work, and Planned Parenthood by distorting the facts for political ends."

(SAN FRANCISCO) - planned parenthood In July 2015, David Donaldson, an anti-abortion activist, released videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials discussing the illegal sale of fetal tissue.

The videos totally misrepresent what Planned Parenthood does. In fact, the organization follows federal law, allowing women to donate fetal tissue for research, and charging small amounts to cover costs.

Read Full Article (Sep-23-2015 14:52)

Portland Mayoral Candidate Ted Wheeler on Developing Fair Cannabis Industry Banking Policy

Solid statements on the future of the cannabis industry in Portland and beyond.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Ted Wheeler TED WHEELER:
There's a number of ways that the Mayor of Portland could lead in Cannabis Policy.

First of all, let's acknowledge that this is a legal and regulated industry. Some of the issues I'd like to see resolved include banking. Right now, the cannabis industry does not have access to a legal banking framework.

Read Full Article (Sep-21-2015 21:20)

Hempstalk Harvest Festival Set For October 17-18th in Tom McCall Waterfront Park

This year's Hempstalk is dedicated to the spirit of several cannabis activists who made legalization a reality.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - hempstalk Hempstalk Harvest Festival will be held at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon on October 17th and 18th. Hempstalk advocates decriminalization of cannabis for medicinal, industrial, and social use.

Founded in 2005, the festival features live music, guest speakers, food and goods vendors and information booths. This public event has always been free to attend, with a suggested donation of $10 per person.

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