Paul Stanford’s Activism Blog

Welcome to Paul Stanford’s activism blog page.  We are really glad you made it here.  On this blog you can find posts from the last decade of Paul Stanford’s life and activism.  All blog posts link to the original stories in newspapers, websites, TV and radio.  These posts are mainly related with Paul Stanford’s cannabis and hemp activism.  For more information about Paul Stanford’s businesses over the years please see our partner site at

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April 5th, 2016 – Cannabis Radio: Learn from the real deal: The THC Foundation

March 29th, 2016 – CounterPunch Magazine: Hemp, Cannabis and Marijuana: What’s the Difference?

2015 – Interview of Paul Stanford in the Dutch magazine Soft Secrets

March 13th, 2016 – Hempresent: Interview with Paul Stanford by Vivian McPeak

February 22nd, 2016 – Cannabis Now magazine: Activists Fight Changes in Oregon’s MMJ Program

December 6th, 2015 – Cannabis Now magazine: Paul Stanford: 40-Year Cannabis Activist Reflects on Legalization

November 25th, 2015 – Newsweek: A Cannabis Crusader Brings the Fight for Legal Weed to America’s Heartland

October 18th – Hempstalk boasts ‘better vibe,’ but still faces controversy in downtown Portland

October 17th, 2015 – 2015 Hempstalk Harvest Festival Kicks off Saturday at 10am

October 10th, 2015 – See Portland NORML At This Weekend’s Oregon Hemp Convention

October 8th, 2015 – Will Napster Co-founder Lead California’s Legalization Effort?

September 21st, 2015 – Hempstalk Harvest Festival Set For October 17-18th in Tom McCall Waterfront Park

September 10th, 2015 – (Video): KATU News: Paul Stanford Discusses Legalization and Regulation of Marijuana

September 3rd, 2015 – KOIN News: Hempstalk approved but smoke still hangs in the air

August 27th, 2015 – Portland gives Hempstalk festival a third chance, approves 2015 waterfront event

August 6th, 2015 – Hempstalk festival ‘will never surrender,’ leader appeals Portland permit denial for second time

July 10th, 2015: Salem News: 710 Festival Bursts Its Seams and Moves to Keizer

July 1st, 2015 – The Weed Blog: Thousands Turn Out For “Burnside Burn” Celebration Of Marijuana Legalization In Oregon

June 22nd, 2015 – OPB: Oregon Pot Advocate: Medical Research Still Has Its Hurdles

June 8th, 2015 – Hemp News: Stanford Urges Voters To Write Lawmakers, Protect Medical Marijuana

June 2nd, 2015 – (Video) Global Cannabis March 2015: End Prohibition

May 5th, 2015 – Phillip Leveque, early advocate for medical marijuana in Oregon, dies

May 1st, 2015 -Washington: R76 NO Would Say NO To Ending Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

March 29th, 2015 – After legalization, marijuana events fighting for a foothold in Portland

February 2nd, 2015 – Salem News: Oregon Farmers can Legally Grow Hemp as of Now!

November 11th, 2014 – Hemp News: Willie Nelson Says Obama ‘May Be Happy’ About DC Marijuana Legalization

October 7th, 2014 – Wisconsin: Patients Receive Oregon Medical Marijuana Authorizations at Harvest Fest

October 3rd, 2014 – (Video) Hempstalk 2014: Paul Stanford – Support Measure 91, It’s Time to End the Drug War in Oregon

September 25th, 2014 – Hemp News: Portland Hempstalk Festival Moves to Tom McCall Waterfront Park This Weekend

September 8th, 2014 – Can Portland’s Hempstalk festival pull off a marijuana-free event at Tom McCall Waterfront Park?

August 14th, 2014 – Willamette Week: So Many Pot Events, So Little Time

July 25th, 2014 – (Video) KGW: Talk Box: Legalizing Marijuana in Oregon

June 13th, 2014 – Hemp News: New Poll Shows 51% Want To Legalize Marijuana In November

May 16th, 2014 – Hemp News: Legalization Drive Rents 20 Billboards Across The State

May 1st, 2014 – Hemp News: Congressman Blumenauer To Give Keynote Speech After Portland Marijuana March Saturday

April 17th, 2014 – Eugene Weekly: The Future Flowers

March 25th, 2014 – Oregon marijuana legalization measure backed by national funders may soon begin petitioning

March 21st, 2014 – Hemp News: LEAP’s Neill Franklin Supports Efforts To End Prohibition In 2014

March 13th, 2014 – KGW: Oregon voters may face 3 marijuana initiatives

March 6th, 2014 – Hemp News: Legislature Fails On Marijuana Legalization; Initiative Campaigns Promise A Solution