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Help Cannabis Activist Simone Fischer with Crushing Medical Bills & Student Loans

Help Cannabis Activist Simone Fischer with Crushing Medical Bills & Student Loans

Feature image: Simone by Dana Schmitt In December of 2014, I was rushed into the emergency room because I was serious amounts of lower abdominal pain and spotting. Two weeks prior to these painful episodes, my partner Noah and I found out we were pregnant. Noah’s mother rushed me to the ER because we feared I […]

‘Tis the Season: Cool Winter Holiday Gift Ideas from Ladybud Magazine

‘Tis the Season: Cool Winter Holiday Gift Ideas from Ladybud Magazine

If you’re planning on blowing the hemp socks off of any of your loved ones this holiday season, you will heed well to the following gift suggestions from Ladybud staff and our friends. We’ve got the intel on some of the best products for free thinkers to celebrate the season! Some of the great women business owners […]

Cascade Wonder Strain Review

Cascade Wonder Strain Review

Cascade Wonder: Unknown Genetics A Cascade Alternative Resources house strain. Cascade Alternative Resources 6430 NE Martin Luther King Blvd Portland, Oregon (503) 284-6714 http://www.cascadealt.org/ Recommended uses: 1. Pain (Tension produced) 2. Depression 3. Stress Reduction This flower is moderately dense with a slight cushion to it. It leaves sticky residues on your fingers from a […]

420 Weird Portland: A Pot-Friendly Guided Tour

420 Weird Portland: A Pot-Friendly Guided Tour

Entering into Portland is an interesting experience for anyone, as you will find yourself immediately immersed in the culture of weird. Everywhere you turn there is something unique to see, for example the painted intersections of Portland. There is a stunning display of this creativity on the pavement at the intersection of Holman and 8th […]

International Cannabis Business Conference in Portland, OR

International Cannabis Business Conference in Portland, OR

Next month, on September 13th and 14th, some of the brightest stars in the cannabis industry will descend on Portland, Oregon for a two-day conference. It’s the International Cannabis Business Conference, and it’s being held at the Portland Ballroom of the Oregon Convention Center. Tickets start at $499 and increase from there, with special tickets […]

What’s Next in Line for Marijuana Legislation Across the U.S.?

What’s Next in Line for Marijuana Legislation Across the U.S.?

Americans have witnessed substantial changes in marijuana legislation over the last 18 years, since California’s decision to legalize medicinal usage in 1996. But the forward-movement actually began over 40 years ago with Oregon’s decision to decriminalize marijuana in 1973. By 1978, a bevy of states including Alaska, California, Colorado, Mississippi, New York, Nebraska, North Carolina, […]

Why Isn’t Marijuana Used to Treat Eating Disorders?

Why Isn’t Marijuana Used to Treat Eating Disorders?

PHOTO: Goldilock Photography At least 24 million Americans of all ages and genders are currently suffering from an eating disorder, and research shows that eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of ANY mental illness. In light of these statistics, it amazes me that eating disorders are often still not considered a “qualifying condition” under […]

Cracks In The Wall: What The Vote In Portland Maine Means For Marijuana

Cracks In The Wall: What The Vote In Portland Maine Means For Marijuana

On Election Day 2013, voters in Maine’s largest city sent a resounding message by voting to legalize adult possession of up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana – by a massive 65%-35% margin. But while the vote was a huge win for Portland, it’s an even bigger win for the country. To understand exactly why, we must go […]

‘Tis the Season: Brightside PDX Gives Back

‘Tis the Season: Brightside PDX Gives Back

My name is Simone Fischer and I work the front desk at Brightside Community Foundation, a new non-profit medical marijuana dispensary in Portland. I’m twenty-two years old and recently graduated from Portland State University with a bachelors of science in women and gender studies, and a minor in philosophy. I originally started out as a pre-med biology major […]

Portland, OR: NORML Women’s Alliance Foundation To Host Fundraiser At The World Famous Cannabis Cafe

Portland, OR: NORML Women’s Alliance Foundation To Host Fundraiser At The World Famous Cannabis Cafe

Sunday, September 29th 2013 marks the first Pacific Northwest kick off event for the newly formed National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Women’s Alliance Foundation (NWAF). The “High Tea” fundraiser will be hosted by Madeline Martinez, NORML Women’s Alliance Founding Board Member, at the World Famous Cannabis Cafe. The fundraiser will begin at noon and […]