Retail shops that start legally selling cannabis products this summer in Massachusetts will likely find themselves going head-to-head with a formidable and long-established competitor — the black market.
Advocates of adult-use marijuana, known also as recreational marijuana, have long argued legalization could help eradicate the illicit trade. But how quickly — and, if at all — that happens is still being debated and measured throughout the country. In Massachusetts, the question will be put to the test in the months and years after commercial sales begin July
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Settlement in LGBT harassment case — An openly gay couple was walking in the North Bend High School parking lot when the principal’s son drove up and shouted an anti-gay slur at the two girls — and, separately, in a classroom, a teacher equated same-sex marriage with bestiality. Late Monday, just days before the state education department was to convene a hearing on the matter after finding the allegations were credible, the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon announced a settlement with the school district on the
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As marijuana farmers in Oregon say a flood of supply is killing their businesses less than three years after recreational cannabis was legalized, economists say it’s a warning to Canada.
Stephen Easton, professor of economics at Simon Fraser University and senior fellow at the Fraser Institute, says large fluctuations in price and supply are bound to happen when you create a legal market where an illegal market already exists.
“There is no reason to think it won’t happen here as well. In a broader sense, we are adding legal production to an already robust illegal production,” Easton said.
“Consumption may simply not increase
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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Casey Moore’s withered right hand pushes the small joystick that thrusts a special wheelchair down a TouVelle State Park trail, with the chair’s tracks carrying him over rocks and thick grass.
“It feels like I’m driving a mini tank,” Moore laughs.
He powers down a short
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PORT ANGELES — Here is the list of 2018 Duck Derby winners as provided by the Olympic Medical Center Foundation following the races:
1. Wilder 2018 Toyota Corolla — Steve Zenovic, Port Angeles.
2. $1,000 in cash from Seven Cedars Casino — Angel Mantcher DDS, Port Angeles .
3. Up to five-night stay at the Inn at Otter Crest on the Oregon Coast — Sequim Animal Hospital.
4. $500 in
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Last month, a professor at Willamette University College of Law reached out to our office for help on a case her student-run legal clinic had been working on. It was, Professor Warren Binford said, one of the worst cases of discrimination at a school that she had ever seen in Oregon. In our job, we hear a lot of awful and heartbreaking cases, but the cruel treatment of LGBTQ students at North Bend High School shocked us.
LGBTQ students at the rural school on the Oregon coast have been harassed, threatened, bullied, and assaulted just for being who they are. What
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Newport Marathon Brings Thousands to Central Oregon Coast
Published 05/20/2018 at 4:25 PM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection Staff
(Newport, Oregon) – On June 2, some 3,000 people will descend on the central Oregon coast town of Newport – with about 1,000 of them at a steady run. This is the day of of Newport for Oregon’s largest-yet-unknown sports event: the 20th annual Newport Marathon and Half Marathon. It brings over 1,000 runners walkers to town and another 2,000 fans, spread over miles of a coastline course that includes the “haunted lighthouse” at Yaquina
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