Terminated for (Legal) Toking

written by Emma Routley, photographed by Nina Compeau Spike Kirumira used to work for the service responsible for cleaning dorms at the University of Oregon.  He said he was fired from the seasonal job on the accusation that a coworker saw him smoking weed while the crew was taking a cigarette break. “They just accused …

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What’s My Tolerance?

written by Alexandra Arnett, photographed by Nina Compeau We’ve all heard the words “cannabis tolerance,” but what exactly does that mean, and how does it work?  Developing a tolerance toward cannabis means that your body has become accustomed to the physiological and psychological effects of cannabis. This typically results in the need to use higher …

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High Recommendations

written and photographed by Kimberly Harris Passing a drug test for cannabis can be an essential part of getting a job or being on a team. Even though I’m of age and live in a cannabis-legal state, companies still have the right to deny hiring me if I test positive for THC in a drug …

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Intersectional Relief

written by Guthrie Stafford, photographed by Connor Cox As legalization sweeps the nation it becomes easier and easier to take the medicinal qualities of cannabis for granted. And yet, this progress is only possible because people with disabilities have fought tirelessly for the right to relief from mental and physical pain. I sat down with …

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What’s Up with Vapes?

written by Alexandra Arnett, photographed by Nina Compeau Cannabis vape pens, nicotine vape oil and nicotine vape pens have been around for less than 10 years, and there has been little research on the safety of inhaling these products. Recently, vaping has caused a lot of fuss within the cannabis industry. Patients have reported variations …

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Scars of Prohibition

written by Guthrie Stafford Six years after legalization in Oregon, social perceptions of cannabis users are starting to evolve. From toking podcasters to weed-infused weddings, cannabis is shedding the reputation of Reefer Madness and assuming a more nonchalant attire in the public eye. Yet the scars of old prohibitions run deep, and while popular culture …

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CBD for Dummies

written by Alexandra Arnett, photographed by Nina Compeau There has been a lot of buzz surrounding cannabidiol, or CBD, and while the FDA still restricts its use in food and beauty products, hundreds of new products have begun popping up since the enactment of the Hemp Farming Act of 2018.  So with all these products …

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Cannabis in Schools

written by Alexandra Arnett, photographed by Nina Compeau Cannabis use in schools is a controversial topic, especially when it comes to cannabis and kids. Medical cannabis and patient rights are at the forefront of this discussion. Unfortunately, most schools find themselves at odds with medical patients due to the Schedule I status of cannabis at …

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Not So Dope Driving

written by Emma Routley, photographed by Connor Cox The legalities of driving under the influence of cannabis are slightly fuzzier than driving under the influence of alcohol.  Why might law enforcement pull you over for driving high, and what happens if they do? A cop might think someone is under the influence of cannabis and …

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From Combat to Cannabis

words by Jake Bevisphotos by Alex Powers When Jeremiah Civil, a Marine Corps combat veteran who served from 2001-2005, went in for his recent medical evaluation at the Department of Veteran Affairs in Portland, he was asked a series of basic questions about his health and habits. “Do you smoke marijuana?” “Yes,” said Civil. “Look, …

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