Paul Stanford’s Blog

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

Please also visit Paul’s Wikipedia page to learn more about his background, history and some interesting facts from his life.  You can find the Wiki page here.

We hope you enjoy reading about Paul’s adventures, activism and business ventures over the three decades he has been working towards marijuana, cannabis and hemp legalization.

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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

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

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

November 10th, 2014 – (Story and Video) Conversation with Paul Stanford | The Abakus Blog

August 29th, 2013 – Salem News: Operation Red Dragonfly Speaks to Paul Stanford

May 10th, 2013 – Springfield, Colorado newspaper: The difference between hemp, marijuana and cannabis

October 29th, 2012 – Oregon Live: Medical marijuana: A few high-volume doctors approve most patients

October 18th, 2012 – Oregon Live: Marijuana would be treated like liquor in Oregon if legalization measure passes

September 19th, 2012 – KATU News: Salem to host cannabis tax act discussion on Sept. 28

February 2nd, 2012 – KATU News: ‘Usable pot’ ruling highlights medical marijuana legal mess

January 12th, 2011 – Willamette Week: Weed, The People

April 17th, 2010 – Seattle Times: Medical pot business poised for huge growth

October 12th, 2009 – Oregon Live: Marijuana activist showing signs of improvement after heart attack

June 18th, 2009 – (Video) CNN: Anderson Cooper 360: America’s High Day

June 12th, 2009 – Willamette Week: Anderson Cooper Wants to Hit our Joint

December 14th, 2008 – Willamette Week: Stanford Rolls to Victory at Medical Cannabis Awards

December 9th, 2008 – Willamette Week: ‘King Bong’ Takes Detroit

October 16th, 2008 – Oregon Live: Medical marijuana gardens grow concerns in Clackamas County

September 6th, 2007 – Oregon Live: THCF protects patients in federal court, 2 articles and Federal Court Order

January 24th, 2007 – Willamette Week: Garden of Weedin’