Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.
Browse: Home / Oregonian
By "Radical" Russ Belville on May 9, 2012
Yet whether you grow two plants hydroponically under a single 600W lamp in Portland, or you grow 24 plants under massive indoor soil grows with thousands of watts of lights in Eugene, or you grow 96 plants outdoors in the ideal weather of Medford, somehow everybody’s expense reimbursements with no labor costs always tally up to $10 / gram and $200 / ounce. And nobody bothers to check any grower’s power or water bills or garden supply receipts. Weird, huh?
By "Radical" Russ Belville on December 27, 2011
Today we bring you the Top Ten “Reefer Madness” Stories of 2011. “Reefer Madness”, of course, is the 1936 anti-pot propaganda film showing young people becoming crazed and violent on the effects of “reefer”. Today, we use “Reefer Madness” as shorthand to describe the hysterical warnings by the anti-drug zealots as reported unchallenged by a complacent media.
Posted in ABNORML NEWS | Tagged Alcohol, american cancer society, amputation, Anna Canzano, Arizona, bleach, Britain, Broward County, broward county sheriff, butt chugging, California, cancer, CASA, chronic pain, cocaine, Colorado, dispensaries, Florida, glaucoma, Halloween, heart attack, high school, Huffington Post, Jared Loughner, K2, lungs, MEDIA, medical, medical marijuana, medical marijuana program, mental illness, middle school, NORML, NORML Blog, Oregon, Oregonian, Pittsburgh, Portland, potency, propaganda, psychosis, RAND, Reason, SAMHSA, schizophrenia, seniors, Spice, synthetic pot, Tom Bergin, Vancouver, vodka tampons, youth | 11 Responses
By "Radical" Russ Belville on June 10, 2011
Shame on the Oregonian for parroting the baseless “What About the Children?!?” scare tactic of US Attorney Holton and the majority of Oregon law enforcement. “35 percent of students at Wilson High School and 46 percent at Marshall High School knew someone with a card.” Knew a fellow student or knew someone with an OMMP card? A friend’s parent? A local store clerk? Their own parent? Their parent’s friends? The Oregonian cleverly places the stat in the context of implying high schools are overrun with cardholding minor students.
Posted in ABNORML NEWS, ACTIVISM, ECONOMICS, ENTERTAINMENT, FAMILIES, LAW ENFORCEMENT, SCIENCE | Tagged dispensaries, high school, medical marijuana, medical marijuana program, minors, NORML, OMMP, Oregon, Oregonian, Portland, Russ Belville, student, students, US Attorney, US Attorney Dwight Holton | 14 Responses
By "Radical" Russ Belville on June 10, 2011
Dwight Holton, the US Attorney for Oregon, tried to silence a lawful protest by marijuana legalization activists on City Hall steps in Portland this morning, according to attorney Paul Loney.
Posted in ACTIVISM, ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT, LEGISLATION, SCIENCE | Tagged Attorney General, cannabis tax act, Department of Justice, District Attorney, Eric Holder, First Amendment, landlords, Madeline Martinez, medical cannabis, medical marijuana, Multnomah County, NORML SHOW LIVE, OCTA, Oregon Cannabis Tax Act, oregon medical marijuana, Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, Oregon NORML, Oregonian, Sensible Oregon, Sensible Washington, United Nations, US Attorney | 1 Response
By "Radical" Russ Belville on June 4, 2011
Oregon and America will simply have to come to the realization that cannabis is a popular consumer good and it will be bought and sold. We can allow it to continue as is, with patients struggling to get it and spending too much when they do, with police resources spent in futile attempts to stop healthy people from getting it, with state and local governments exercising no control over it an receiving no tax revenue from it, and with artificially high profits and lack of civil recourse leading to crime and violence. Or we can try something new (dare I say trail blazing?), and create reasonably regulated systems of production, distribution, and use that serve patients and recreational users while creating jobs, tax revenue, and improving public safety.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on October 13, 2010
Dr. Mitch Earleywine on cannabis substituting for other precriptions; Oregon Measure 74; music by Mama Marjas.
Posted in NORML SHOW LIVE | Tagged Arizona, Baby Boomers, Cannabis Science, dispensaries, Dr. Mitch Earleywine, Irie Wednesday, mama marjas, Measure 74, Mississippi, Oregonian, Radical Rant | Leave a response
By "Radical" Russ Belville on August 9, 2010
There is evidence that some severe and debilitating conditions respond well to marijuana, including the nausea that accompanies chemotherapy for cancer, or the loss of appetite and inability to keep food down that plagues HIV sufferers. Thats why Oregon voters — correctly, in our view — agreed to allow limited medical use of marijuana. There [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on July 26, 2010
I-28 is asking Oregonians whether or not people who are already allowed to use, possess, transport, and cultivate cannabis for medical purposes should be provided a system of buying and selling cannabis. “Legalization” would ask whether all Oregonians 21 and older should be allowed to use, possess, transport, and possibly cultivate cannabis.
Page 1 of 11