Marijuana Conference Starts Sunday

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 300 people are expected at the Eugene Hilton Sunday for a medical marijuana conference. The Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference starts Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. It’s expected to draw people from all different backgrounds, including those who own dispensaries, to those just thinking about setting up shop. Organizers said … Continue reading »

Commission Talks Pot Dispensary Ban

EUGENE, Ore. — Commissioners talked about medical marijuana dispensaries during Wednesday’s meeting. Commissioners discussed the possibility of enacting a one year moratorium or ban on dispensaries within the county. Some commissioners said this would give them time to figure out the logistics of these newly legal businesses. But others said it’s a waste of time. … Continue reading »

Corvallis Marijuana Dispensary Applicant

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program started accepting applications this week, and on Tuesday, the state said less than 10 applicants from Benton County had registered for the program. The Oregon Health Authority stated that because there were so few applicants, confidentiality laws prohibit the state from giving an exact number, but there … Continue reading »

Lane Co. Gets 41 Dispensary Applications

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s been four days since medical marijuana dispensaries have been able to apply for a license and Lane County has already had dozens of applicants. Lane County Public Health says 41 applications have been turned in. That’s the second most in the state behind Multnomah County, which has seen more than 100. … Continue reading »

Sen. Prozanski Drafts Marijuana Measure

EUGENE, Ore. — Two years after voters rejected a push to legalize marijuana, a Eugene legislator wants to try again. In 2012, voters narrowly shot down a plan to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Now, state Senator Floyd Prozanski, a Eugene democrat who also serves as the chair of the judiciary committee said the 2012 … Continue reading »

44 Pounds Seized in Pot Bust

MEDFORD, Ore. — Oregon State Police say a trooper pulled over a vehicle with Washington plates for speeding, and found 44 pounds of marijuana in the car. The stop occurred on I-5 just north of Medford. The trooper reportedly found three large garbage bags containing individually sealed packages of marijuana. The driver, 39-year-old Jessie Olivia … Continue reading »

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 »

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