New Marijuana Laws, Same Black Market

MEDFORD, Ore. – Washington and Colorado are just days away from unveiling the country’s first legal marketplaces for marijuana. In just a few months, Oregon will be opening up its first medical marijuana dispensaries. But both marijuana advocates and police agree there will be much more drama to come on the law enforcement side. They … Continue reading »

Pleasant Hill Marijuana Bust

PLEASANT HILL, Ore. — Residents of a quiet Pleasant Hill neighborhood were shaken up Tuesday after Springfield Police and several DEA agents conducted a raid on a suspected marijuana growing operation. Investigators say they confiscated more than 100 marijuana plants on a residence on Bravado Lane. The plants were allegedly grown outside on what police … Continue reading »

Fifteen People Charged in Pot Bust

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — Fifteen people went in front of a federal judge Monday, facing federal drug charges. That after a law enforcement raided a marijuana growing operation in the Willamette National Forest. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says this is one of the largest marijuana grows they’ve ever found in the county. Sunday afternoon … Continue reading »

16 Arrested in Major Pot Bust

WESTFIR, Ore. – The Lane County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police and federal agents made one the biggest marijuana busts ever in Lane County Sunday. Police say 3,000 plants were found deep in Willamette National Forest near Westfir. They say the discovery was estimated to be worth $30 million. Officers said they received a tip … Continue reading »

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Bust

ONTARIO, Ore. – Oregon State Police arrested two men Thursday after discovering drugs concealed in their car. Troopers say around 8:30 a.m. a car was stopped on Goodfellow Street for an equipment traffic violation. During the traffic stop, the trooper, assisted by an OSP drug detection canine, discovered 37 pounds of marijuana in two large … Continue reading »

Medical Marijuana Patients React to Bill

GREENLEAF, Ore. — Local medical marijuana advocates are anxiously waiting for the governor to sign a bill that will allow a licensing system for marijuana dispensaries. Jim Greig, an Oregon Medical Marijuana Program cardholder, has been fighting for this for many years. He believes the bill will help thousands of patients like himself and is … Continue reading »

Local Marijuana Dispensary Raided

EUGENE, Ore. — A local marijuana dispensary is back open after a narcotics raid Thursday afternoon. The team of local law enforcement agencies says it seized pounds of marijuana that was ready for distribution, as well as evidence of money laundering. But customers of the dispensary say it’s hard for them to believe the business … Continue reading »

Harris Released After More Marijuana

EUGENE, Ore. — Former Oregon Duck star Cliff Harris has been released from another football team, and this time could be the last. Harris, who has a history of marijuana use, was cut from the New York Jets Thursday before he ever played a game. Harris’ release comes after he was arrested with another teammate … Continue reading »

House Introduces Medical Marijuana Bill

EUGENE, Ore. — Some Oregon lawmakers are teaming up with medical marijuana advocates. Both sides want to improve the registry of medical pot in the state. They’ve introduced a bill in the House to do that. Bill 3460 would take the current system with loop holes and make it safer and easier for patients to … Continue reading »

Locals React to Marijuana Bill

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon could be the next state to legalize marijuana. The House Judiciary Committee will soon hold a public hearing on a bill to legalize the drug in Oregon. Oregon lawmakers are looking at regulating and taxing the sale of marijuana to raise money for education and other government services. Cheryl Smith, Executive … Continue reading »

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