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Mother Nature, Mother Goose, Mentors, Mary & My Mom (reading the signs of nature.)

November 2, 2014
Mother Nature, Mother Goose, Mentors, Mary & My Mom (reading the signs of nature.)

I feel so blessed and grateful to live in this beautiful deciduous rainforest near the sea.  Recently my family & I had considered moving to the ‘big’ city of Portland but I just couldn’t pull myself away from the forest and the sea to go live in a grid of interstates and highways-ugh!  For me, […]

Seaside Mayoral Candidates Face-off at Chamber Breakfast

September 20, 2014
Seaside Mayoral Candidates Face-off at Chamber Breakfast

Yesterday I joined my fellow Mayoral candidates for our first face-off at the Seaside Chamber of Commerce‘s weekly breakfast, hosted at The Twisted Fish.  We were all given 3 questions ahead of time and told what our time allotment would be.  It seems though that I was the only one who practiced and utilized stop-watch.com […]

Angela Fairless for Seaside Mayor (& how you can help)

September 3, 2014
Angela Fairless for Seaside Mayor  (& how you can help)

Dear fellow community members, In case you haven’t already heard, I am running for Mayor of Seaside.  Here is my website- Angela4seaside  & for a link to my campaign platform page on this site, click here.I am writing this post to ask for your vote and to inform you of the many ways you can […]

Like A Girl! (Ronda Rousey, Tampons & Discrimination)

July 15, 2014
Like A Girl! (Ronda Rousey, Tampons & Discrimination)

Its not often that I enjoy a commercial, especially a major corporate one that YouTube forces me to watch, but this one caught my eye, and my interest, enough that I didn’t click the “skip ad” button.  I’m glad I didn’t.  This is worth the watch & the share. “Yes I kick like a girl, […]

Medical MJ Activist and Legalization Initiative Backer, Anthony Johnson speaks at the OMMBC

April 19, 2014
Medical MJ Activist and Legalization Initiative Backer, Anthony Johnson speaks at the OMMBC

Anthony Johnson, one of my favorite cannabis activists, spoke at the Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference in Eugene.  Hailing from Missouri he passed the Oregon bar in 2004 and practiced criminal defense for two years before dedicating himself fully to political activism.  He serves as a member of the Oregon Health Authority Administrative Rules Advisory […]

Seaside City Council Passes Morotorium. Promises to “Fast-track” Dispensaries.

April 15, 2014
Seaside City Council Passes Morotorium.  Promises to

Seaside City Council surprised me last night when 2 of the councilors actually came out and said they support medical marijuana.  Councilor Dana Phillips stated that “by the grace of God, I survived cancer” and though she never had to use MMJ herself, she understands the pain of cancer patients and supports them in their […]

Moratotium Denied; Medical Marijuana WINS in Astoria. Seaside Next.

April 9, 2014
Moratotium Denied; Medical Marijuana WINS in Astoria.  Seaside Next.

The Astoria City Council met with the medical marijuana moratorium on the agenda this week.  If passed it would effectively shut down the three medical marijuana facilities that already have business licenses.  Sweet Relief is still working on opening and has a location and business license while The Farmacy has been open for one month […]

Conference Shows Explosive Growth; Hosts Great Speakers

April 5, 2014
Conference Shows Explosive Growth; Hosts Great Speakers

Along with everyone’s plants that are growing here in Oregon, the cannabis industry is growing exponentially and this was more apparent then ever at the recent Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference, hosted in Eugene.  Alex Rogers (who co-produced this event, and others like it, with Anthony Johnson) started the first day welcoming everyone and thanking […]

OMMBC packs the Hilton in Eugene!

March 31, 2014
OMMBC packs the Hilton in Eugene!

The Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference was a huge hit down in Eugene! The Oregonian reports that there were 400 people in attendance. Click here for an article from the Register Guard previewing the event. & stay tuned to LaRoach.com for articles, to be posted this week, that cover the speakers presentations in depth and […]

Clatsop County Commissioners Consider Medical Marijuana- Public Hearing Still Open. Astoria Next!

March 29, 2014
Clatsop County Commissioners Consider Medical Marijuana- Public Hearing Still Open.  Astoria Next!

As the State of Oregon cashes in on application fees from the hundreds of entrepreneurs hoping to be approved as a Medical Marijuana Retail Facility, many municipalities are looking for ways to ban them.  Only in recent months have retail outlets become fully legal (at least at the state level) and legitimized by way of […]

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