Posts By: Anna Diaz

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Brief Bio:

Anna Diaz is one of the co-founders of Oregon NORML and sits on their advisory board. Diaz is a published writer on cannabis issues.

In addition to Weedist, she has reported on Oregon's cannabis community for the West Coast Leaf newspaper, West Coast Cannabis magazine, hightimes.com and state and local media. She was also a featured writer for Skunk Magazine’s 50th Issue, as author of their Tokin’ Female interview with Diane Fornbacher.

Anna was the captain of the Oregon NORML Race for the Cure team, the first chapter in the country to participate in 2010. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the NORML Women’s Alliance.

She volunteers at the World Famous Cannabis Café in Portland, working alongside Madeline Martinez as an advocate for registrants in Oregon’s medical cannabis program.

Anna is the recipient of the 2011 Pauline Sabin Award, presented by NORML each year to recognize women leaders in the cannabis movement.

She celebrated her ten-year anniversary as a cannabis activist at the Global Cannabis March in May 2011 and continues her work as the founder of Oregon Women for Legalization and Parents 4 Pot, groups that are working to end cannabis prohibition..

April 15, 2014
04/15/2014
Portland MS Society Hosts First MMJ Symposium

Portland MS Society Hosts First MMJ Symposium

The MS Society of Portland hosted its first medical cannabis symposium on April 6, 2014 at the Roseland Theater. This afternoon’s event was sponsored by the National Cannabis...
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April 3, 2014
04/03/2014
Stoner Dating From One Woman’s View

Stoner Dating From One Woman’s View

When Elite Daily published this article about the great reasons to date a stoner chick, I shared it with my friends because I thought it was cute...
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March 31, 2014
03/31/2014
Weedist Women: Valeesha Noblitt of Rabbit Hole Productions

Weedist Women: Valeesha Noblitt of Rabbit Hole Productions

Weedists: Meet Valeesha Noblitt “Weedists are the people who are out there fighting the good fight and these are their stories.” I met Valeesha in 2009 at an...
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March 26, 2014
03/26/2014
Parents 4 Pot Ready to Grow

Parents 4 Pot Ready to Grow

After a whirlwind beginning, Parents 4 Pot founders have taken their next steps. Articles of Incorporation have been filed and approved. The group is now an official Nonprofit...
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March 24, 2014
03/24/2014
Oregon Rules Ban Edibles – The Community Responds

Oregon Rules Ban Edibles – The Community Responds

“The Oregon Health Authority released draft rules late Wednesday for medical-pot dispensaries to follow when they open as early as next week under a new law. Although...
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February 19, 2014
02/19/2014
Weedist Women: Rowshan Reordan of Green Leaf Lab

Weedist Women: Rowshan Reordan of Green Leaf Lab

Weedists: Meet Rowshan Reordan “Weedists are the people who are out there fighting the good fight and these are their stories.” Green Leaf Lab celebrated its grand opening...
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February 11, 2014
02/11/2014
Oregon Legislature – A Hit and A Miss

Oregon Legislature – A Hit and A Miss

Oregon Governor Kitzhaber has been getting a lot of press for his support of cannabis regulation. In these exciting times, we are seeing more and more support for...
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January 29, 2014
01/29/2014
Affordable Dab Gear Upgrades From Brothers With Glass

Affordable Dab Gear Upgrades From Brothers With Glass

I did my first dab at the NORML Conference in Denver in 2011. Shortly thereafter, this video was made. The only comment about my part of it...
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January 2, 2014
01/02/2014
Weedist Women: Megan Schwarting

Weedist Women: Megan Schwarting

Weedists: Meet Megan Schwarting “Weedists are the people who are out there fighting the good fight and these are their stories.” Megan Schwarting and her husband, Ben, started...
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December 27, 2013
12/27/2013
Parents4Pot – A Group Whose Time Has Come

Parents4Pot – A Group Whose Time Has Come

Parents4Pot (P4P) is a newly formed group that went from zero to over five thousand “Likes” in just a couple of weeks on Facebook. With twenty-one legal medical...
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December 23, 2013
12/23/2013
The Season of Giving Abounds in the Cannabis Community

The Season of Giving Abounds in the Cannabis Community

As the holiday season ramps up, the cannabis community has stepped up to help those less fortunate, too. We have certainly mainstreamed as can be evidenced by...
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November 18, 2013
11/18/2013
Pets and Cannabis

Pets and Cannabis

Cannabis users spoil their pets, just like everybody else. We love them like family, because that’s what they are. As cannabis becomes more accepted as medicine for...
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November 15, 2013
11/15/2013
Open Letter to Oregon Dispensary Rules Advisory Committee

Open Letter to Oregon Dispensary Rules Advisory Committee

The third draft of the rules for Oregon medical cannabis dispensaries were made public Wednesday. Here is my open letter to the Oregon Medical Marijuana Dispensary Rules...
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November 13, 2013
11/13/2013
World Famous Cannabis Cafe Celebrates 4th Anniversary

World Famous Cannabis Cafe Celebrates 4th Anniversary

On November 13, 2009, the World Famous Cannabis Cafe (WFCC) opened its doors. The brainchild of Madeline Martinez, the cafe was created to provide a safe place for...
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October 31, 2013
10/31/2013
Product Review: Golden Organic Healing Oil

Product Review: Golden Organic Healing Oil

Golden Organic Healing Oil is unique in a cannabis community that offers a myriad of oils and elixirs that provide topical and ingestible relief for a plethora...
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October 28, 2013
10/28/2013
Texting for Pardons, Help Free Federal Drug War Prisoners

Texting for Pardons, Help Free Federal Drug War Prisoners

Drug Policy Alliance International Drug Policy Reform Conference ran from October 23, 2013 until October 26, 2013. The event boasted a plethora of cannabis activists and took...
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October 21, 2013
10/21/2013
Alabama Medical Marijuana Coalition Takes Tough Hits

Alabama Medical Marijuana Coalition Takes Tough Hits

My friend and transplant from Alabama, Urb Thrasher has been keeping up with cannabis politics in his home state, and it’s pretty grim. If not for Urb,...
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October 16, 2013
10/16/2013
A Call to Action for Industrial Hemp in Oregon

A Call to Action for Industrial Hemp in Oregon

In 2009, the Oregon Legislature legalized industrial hemp growing and processing in our state. The approved legislation has languished, waiting for the federal government to lift its...
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October 7, 2013
10/07/2013
Product Review: Vape OR

Product Review: Vape OR

Vape OR has been making the rounds of the summer festivals here in Oregon. I found them at Portland’s Hempstalk, where they were very well-received. There is...
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October 3, 2013
10/03/2013
Two Ways to Use Your Cannabis Stems

Two Ways to Use Your Cannabis Stems

Stems are often overlooked as unusable. This video shows one easy, but kind of energy intensive, way to use them. Here are two other simple things you...
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