Recently The Portland Mercury, which is where the "Cannabuzz" columns began and ran for nearly six years, asked if I would like to contribute to their annual "Holiday Food and Drink Guide". They wanted my hot take on single malt scotches for the guide, until I reminded them I write about
As a judge for the High Times Oregon Cannabis Cup, I was assigned “vape cartridges” as my product to review. Normally, that would have been great—but in light of what at the time was the still evolving EVALI (E-cigarette Vaping Associated Lung Injury) crisis, naturally I had concerns. A month prior to
Leafly has released their fourth annual Cannabis Jobs Report, and despite the troubling news of hundreds of recent industry layoffs, cannabis remains a fast track growth industry. The numbers and industry expansion are impressive, but are still just a fraction of what would be possible when cannabis is eventually made legal.
As someone who writes for three newspapers, I’ve learned that most publications have two sides: editorial, which produces articles and artwork, and sales, which sells the ads and produces the events that pay for what editorial creates. This can lead to conflicted feelings for their readership, who might enjoy the publication’s
As 2019 draws to a close, let’s review WTF just happened in cannabis, because this year was akin to consuming too many strong edibles, followed by multiple shots of very expensive tequila. The cannabis industry had a tough year, losing money for investors and, as a result, thousands of industry-related jobs.
For many people, the holidays don’t officially kick off until Thanksgiving (AKA “Native Peoples Regret Not Building a Wall Day”), and for others it’s the following day, Black Friday. Many of us will be taking advantage of deep discounts at local dispensaries for Black Friday—especially with some stores knocking 50 percent
As they do every year, the holidays are rapidly bearing down on us like a runaway train—which makes it pretty difficult to pinpoint ways to share, care, and demonstrate goodwill toward others. Now I’m not advocating going door-to-door singing carols, because it’s cold, and if those guys showed up at my
On October 4 2019, Governor Kate Brown announced plans to implement a temporary six-month ban on flavored vape cartridges, which went into effect two days ago, on October 15. Today, a state appeals court put a halt to that ban. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) released a statement this afternoon on