On the third Thursday of each month, veteran medical marijuana growers and hopeful newbies gather in the old Williams Grange hall in a small rural Oregon valley long known for growing some of the best cannabis on the planet.
Since voters last fall made the state the fourth to legalize recreational marijuana, people have been flocking to the hall to get the latest update on lawmakers' progress on crafting rules for the new industry.
The entrepreneurs also share tips on how to produce happy and healthy marijuana plants.
"Why not come to the source to learn about growing?"
Some North Dakota communities will be getting more revenue from oil and gas production to help them deal with the impacts of energy development.
Most of the 2015 Legislature's tax and spending bills become law on Wednesday, including a change to a formula that's used to distribute oil and gas tax revenue.
Until Wednesday, 80 percent of the annual production tax revenue above $5 million was divided between the state and local governments, in a 75-25 split favoring the state.