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Southern Oregon has a very lovely history with cannabis, and the latest booms in agriculture due to decriminalization and deregulations of marijuana and hemp have proven that this is an industry with a strong future.

Our local reporters have their own legacy with the region’s #1 newspaper, a Pulitzer Prize winner at that – the Mail Tribune.

This website is an extension of our publication, allowing us to keep you informed of breaking news and national interest stories that directly impact our valley.

You can still receive our quarterly print publication delivered right to your door, as a Mail Tribune or Ashland Tidings subscriber – and you can pick up a copy at any of our regional drop sites (map here) while you support this vital industry.

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Legal

Pot tax revenue in helpers’ hands

Local organizations helping people who are struggling through the pandemic received $100,000 in marijuana tax money Wednesday from the city of Medford. The city will

Looking back at 5 years of legalization

Oregon’s road to marijuana legalization five years ago was anything but straight. Early attempts to sell medical marijuana ran afoul of local laws, and retailers

Recreational

How green is your bud?

Organic certification can differentiate an agricultural commodity, bringing higher market prices and increased margins to the producer. When the 2018 Farm Bill designated hemp as

Medicinal

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Business

Pot tax revenue in helpers’ hands

Local organizations helping people who are struggling through the pandemic received $100,000 in marijuana tax money Wednesday from the city of Medford. The city will

Hemp

Ethics of hemp

Ethics are a big part of what hempsters talk about when they get together. Ethics of using plastic sheeting in hemp fields. Ethics of GMOs

Learn as you grow

Despite growing pains in 2019 that saw harvesting and production setbacks for many hemp growers, the industry in Oregon continues to soar in the number

CBD

Boutique buds

Tetra Organics, a two-acre, organic, family hemp farm across the freeway from Ashland, won first place for Top CBD entry in the 2020 Golden Grow

Growing

Learn as you grow

Despite growing pains in 2019 that saw harvesting and production setbacks for many hemp growers, the industry in Oregon continues to soar in the number

Boutique buds

Tetra Organics, a two-acre, organic, family hemp farm across the freeway from Ashland, won first place for Top CBD entry in the 2020 Golden Grow

Edibles

Elevating the edible

Baked goods sold a decade ago at dispensaries in Oregon were clichés of contraband cookies. Consumers couldn’t mistake the key ingredient overwhelming those medical marijuana

Recipes

Cannabis Chicken Caesar Salad

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed 1 anchovy (optional; see NOTE