Web Extra: Riley and Banker on WSU

CORVALLIS, Ore.–Oregon State’s Mike Riley and Mark Banker discuss Washington State’s offense and defense, converting on third downs and the “one-sided” conversation they had with the players following Measure 91–legalizing marijuana in the state of Oregon–passing on Tuesday. Oregon State Head Coach Mike Riley: Oregon State Defensive Coordinator Mark Banker:

Medical Marijuana Shops on Measure 91

EUGENE, Ore. — It hasn’t even been 24 hours after voters approved marijuana in Oregon before local medical marijuana dispensaries prepared to expand their business. The latest numbers as of Wednesday night were 55 percent voted for legalization of marijuana and 45 percent voted against. People still need a medical marijuana card to get inside … Continue reading »

Law Enforcement Response to Measure 91

EUGENE, Ore. — Local law enforcement agencies say they don’t have a plan in place yet for changes in enforcement once recreational marijuana is legal. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says impaired driving is illegal, whether pot is legal or not. But it will look to states that already have recreational usage to see what … Continue reading »

Measure 91 Breakdown

EUGENE, Ore. — Under Measure 91, Oregonians 21 years and older will be able to possess and smoke marijuana starting July 1, 2015. Also beginning July 1, 2015, adults will be able to carry up to 1 oz. legally and can have up to 8 oz. at home. Each household will be allowed to grow … Continue reading »

Your Voice, Your Vote: Measure 91

EUGENE, Ore. — One of the biggest issue on the November ballots in Oregon is Measure 91 and the vote to legalize recreational marijuana. We traveled Vancouver, Washington to hear how decriminalization has been handled there. We also spent time talking with city officials, law enforcement, and residents to hear how the community is handling … Continue reading »

“Cannamoms” Make the Move to Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon’s medical marijuana program is one of the most recognized in the county; so much so, even people from outside of the state are moving here just to take part. Families from all over the country say in their research, Oregon is the only state that allows non-residents to legally participate in … Continue reading »

Council Strikes Down Marijuana Sales Tax

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council will not pursue a marijuana sales tax as part of Measure 91. The council struck down a motion to pursue the issue further at Monday night’s public hearing. It didn’t take long to strike down the motion. “It’s going to be so expensive to buy marijuana recreational or … Continue reading »

Concern Over Pot Candy During Halloween

SEATTLE (CNN) — Seattle police have a warning for parents this Halloween: not all candy is for kids. Marijuana is legal in Washington state, so there are concerns about pot-infused candies showing up in trick-or-treat bags. Authorities are circulating a video produced by Denver police with advice for parents. One dispensary owner says it can … Continue reading »

Cottage Grove Considers Marijuana Tax

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Another local municipality is considering a tax on marijuana. At Monday night’s Cottage Grove City Council meeting, leaders will discuss a 10-percent tax on recreational pot, should it be legalized in November. The proposed ordinance would not include a tax on medical marijuana. Though Measure 91 does not allow cities or … Continue reading »

Rick Steves Supports Measure 91

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Rick Steves, known for his famous travel shows, is making his way through Oregon to promote the legalization of recreational marijuana. On Thursday afternoon, he made a stop in Corvallis. He addressed at least 100 people, arguing the state pays too much money locking up marijuana smokers when law enforcement should focus … Continue reading »

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