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..

July 2, 2014
07/02/2014
Weedist Destinations: Visit a Legal Cannabis Farm

Weedist Destinations: Visit a Legal Cannabis Farm

Farmer Tom Lauerman is taking his farm to another level. From now until mid-September, he will offer tours of his organic cannabis farm.
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June 16, 2014
06/16/2014
Great Edibles Recipe: Better Than Mr. Goodbar

Great Edibles Recipe: Better Than Mr. Goodbar

While reminiscent of a Mr. Goodbar, this recipe is so versatile that the flavors and combinations you can come up with are limitless. It meets all my...
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May 28, 2014
05/28/2014
Oregonians Last Chance on Dispensary Rules

Oregonians Last Chance on Dispensary Rules

    Oregonians have a last chance this week to provide comments to the medical dispensary rules. Inspections on approved dispensaries have already begun. Meetings for public comments...
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May 5, 2014
05/05/2014
Parents 4 Pot Oregon Sparks Interest

Parents 4 Pot Oregon Sparks Interest

Parents 4 Pot Oregon has come together and shown how fast a group can get results with a dedicated team of volunteers. Their only online presence is...
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April 30, 2014
04/30/2014
Moratoriums: One Step Back for Oregon

Moratoriums: One Step Back for Oregon

A sweeping number of Oregon cities have imposed a moratorium on medical marijuana. It is clear to me that these moratoriums have been set out of fear...
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April 24, 2014
04/24/2014
Great Music While High: Jamie Lidell

Great Music While High: Jamie Lidell

Jamie Lidell’s recent self-titled album is the super coolest combination of funk, pop, soul and electronica around. I have been a fan forever, and this is my...
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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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