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World’s Largest Medical Cannabis Dispensary Is Opening New Location In Oregon Oct. 1st

Category: News | Posted on Sun, September, 27th 2015 by THCFinder

portland oregon medical marijuana dispensary collective deliveryHarborside Health Center will open a new cannabis dispensary at 5816 NE Portland Hwy, near Portland International Airport, on October 1st—Oregon’s first official day of adult-use sales. Harborside Health Center is the nation’s largest model cannabis dispensary, with locations in Oakland and San Jose, Calif., and was recently awarded the first and only cannabis dispensary license in San Leandro, California.

Harborside Portland features executive team members from Harborside Health Center, including Executive Director Steve DeAngelo, along with locally hired staff led by General Manager Chris Helton, a former clinician at Oregon Health & Science University, who grew up in Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley.

Widely considered the nation’s model medical cannabis dispensary, Harborside is pleased to enter Oregon’s adult-use market on its historic debut, with some of the country’s most sensibly written cannabis regulations. Harborside’s proven track record in community stewardship, innovation and social responsibility aligns with the progressive ideals of Portland and will only strengthen its existing cannabis community. Harborside Portland will be proud to offer top-quality products and extremely well-trained staff in a welcoming environment, with nearly a decade of experience in providing service to patients—and now, Oregon’s adult-use consumers.

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Category: Tokers | Posted on Sat, September, 26th 2015 by THCFinder


Raid on tribal marijuana farms underscores uncertainty over pot laws

Category: News | Posted on Sat, September, 26th 2015 by THCFinder

Native American tribes’ efforts to cash in on California’s “green rush” by launching large-scale marijuana growing operations appear to have been premature and ill-advised if recent law enforcement raids on tribal lands are any indication.

Pot raids conducted on the Pinoleville Pomo Nation’s Rancheria north of Ukiah this week and on the Pit River and Alturas tribes’ properties in Modoc County in July serve as reminders that such endeavors remain mired in a morass of laws that continue to make cannabis cultivation a risky business.

“It’s a cautionary tale,” said Anthony Broadman, an attorney with Galanda Broadman, a Seattle-based, Native American-owned law firm that represents tribes.

“It’s too bad to see people going in without really understanding the rules,” said Dale Gieringer, of California NORML, the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws.

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Taxpayers Pay $60 Per Marijuana Plant That The DEA Destroys In Oregon

Category: News | Posted on Sat, September, 26th 2015 by THCFinder
dea marijuana eradication

(image via wikipedia)

One of the biggest talking points in favor of ending marijuana prohibition is that it saves tax payer dollars, which are being wasted with every marijuana investigation and/or arrest. Oregon voters approved marijuana legalization in 2014. In that same year, the DEA spent a TON of taxpayer dollars on marijuana eradication. Per the Washington Post:

That year, the DEA succeeded in removing 16,067 pot plants from Oregon, which at first blush sounds like a lot of weed. But when you do the math, that works out to a cost to taxpayers of $60 per uprooted plant. That is a lot when you consider that nationally, it costs the DEA *ahem* $4.20 to eliminate a single marijuana plant under this program.

The DEA has budgeted $760,000 in marijuana eradication funds for Oregon this year, according to KGW. Considering that marijuana is now legal in that state, many Oregonians — including some members of Congress — are questioning whether that’s a sensible endeavor. They are trying to defund the federal anti-pot program that costs about $18 million a year overall.

The DEA is so hellbent on keeping marijuana prohibition in place, that it is spending more money per plant eradicated in a state where marijuana is legal than it does nationally – over 14 times more. I don’t support cartel grows by any means, but the way to get rid of those grows is to get rid of the demand for them by diverting that demand towards a regulated industry and home cultivation, and not by wasting sixty tax payer dollars per plant.




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