Springfield Debates Marijuana Tax

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield may be the next city to impose a marijuana tax come November if it’s legalized for recreational use. The Springfield City Council met Monday night to discuss their options. The discussion centered around what fees would be imposed if councilors were to pass a marijuana tax and who’d be paying the … Continue reading »

Council to Explore Marijuana Sales Tax

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield may be well positioned to make some green if voters approve the legalization of pot come November. Councilors will explore a marijuana tax at its meeting on Monday. A city spokesman says this is all about preparation, instead of having the discussion after the vote. He warns there are a lot … Continue reading »

Marijuana Show Holds Auditions

DENVER, Co. (CNN) — The entertainment industry is getting in on the legal marijuana action in Colorado. Saturday, pot entrepreneurs auditioned for a web-based reality show that puts them in front of potential investors. It’s called “The Marijuana Show” and it’s attracting contestants from all over the country. One woman from Washington, D.C. was pitching for … Continue reading »

Marijuana Conference Draws Locals

ASHLAND, Ore. – Cannabis advocates in Southern Oregon are heading north to Portland for the state’s first ever international marijuana conference. Five different Jackson County businesses, and some local lawmakers, are taking part in the International Marijuana Business Conference. This comes after a similar, Oregon-specific event back in January. It also comes amid growing international … Continue reading »

OLCC Looks at Marijuana Taxes

MEDFORD, Ore. – Measure 91 is a controversial topic on the November ballot, one which could cost the state, and bring in money. If recreational pot is legalized, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) will be in charge or taxing it. In Colorado, the recreational marijuana taxing process has not been nearly as successful as state … Continue reading »

Central Point Approves Marijuana Tax

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Central Point City Council passed a second reading of an ordinance on Thursday night that will tax medical and recreational marijuana. Even though the mayor and city councilors have made it very clear that they don’t want any form of marijuana anywhere in Central Point. In a unanimous vote, Central … Continue reading »

DUII Driver Hits Bicyclist

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police say a DUII driver was arrested Saturday night for hitting a bicyclist. It happened at 51st and Main St. at about 11 p.m. Police say 36-year-old Jake Walsh was driving a truck eastbound on Main St. when he hit a 15-year-old on his bike. He was taken to the hospital … Continue reading »

Police Prep for Marijuana Laws

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — We’re still months away from voting but officials are already talking about the possible legalization of recreational marijuana. The measure will appear on the November ballot and if it passes, people over the age of 21 will be able to buy and possess pot. That would mean a heavier work load for … Continue reading »

Oregon Voters To Decide Pot Legality

EUGENE, Ore. — This November, Oregon voters will once again get to decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use. State elections officials Tuesday, certified that petitioners submitted enough valid signatures to qualify the Control, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Act, to appear on the upcoming election ballot. According to the group, New … Continue reading »

The Greener Side Stays Open

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene marijuana dispensary remains open for business after a legal scare, but staff members aren’t sure they’re ready to celebrate just yet. Owners and operators of The Greener Side Marijuana dispensary on Oak Street, say the business has been a dream, but it hasn’t been easy. They were nearly shut down, … Continue reading »

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