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 »

Talent Medical Marijuana Dispensary Open

TALENT, Ore. — Another medical marijuana dispensary opened its doors in southern Oregon.  Green Valley Wellness opened on Friday.  The new dispensary is located at the corner of South Pacific Highway and Valley View Road. Marked with a green cross, it is easy to spot. Around 1:00 p.m., nearly a dozen people waited to get … Continue reading »

Linn County Dispensary Moratorium Passes

LEBANON, Ore. – A medical marijuana dispensary in Lebanon is closing its doors at the end of the month after the Linn County Board of Commissioners passed a one-year moratorium. Going Green Compassion Center, which has more than 1,000 customers, has been operating for over a year as a private cooperative club in Lebanon, and … Continue reading »

First Corvallis Dispensary Opens

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The first Corvallis Medical Marijuana Dispensary opened its doors to the public Tuesday morning. The Agrestic, located on SE Third Street, is one of two Corvallis dispensaries that so far has a license.  The Agrestic received its license on Saturday, and set up outdoor signs letting the public know about its April … Continue reading »

Jackson Co. Enacts One-Year Moratorium

MEDFORD, Ore — Jackson County is implementing a one-year moratorium against medical marijuana dispensaries. There is already an emergency moratorium in place for the next 120 days.  The new moratorium will overlap and pick up where that one leaves off.  The one-year moratorium will give commissioners time to work out kinks and sort through unanswered … Continue reading »

Adair Village Passes Moratorium

ADAIR VILLAGE, Ore. — In a unanimous 5-0 vote, the Adair Village City Council voted Tuesday night to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in town for the next year. Under Senate Bill 1531, the state will allow approved medical marijuana dispensaries, but local governments are allowed to impose a moratorium to ban them up until May … Continue reading »

Lane Tables Medical Marijuana Moratorium

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Board of Commissioners voted not to move forward with a moratorium on medical marijuana facilities. Nearly two dozen people addressed Lane County commissioners Tuesday. Not one was for the moratorium. The common theme was if you put a moratorium in place you’re forcing people to turn to the black … Continue reading »

Hundreds Attend Marijuana Conference

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference offers an opportunity for people to learn the business behind operating a marijuana dispensary. Attendees listened to speakers talk about the growing industry. They also had the chance to hear from different vendors including those from marijuana dispensaries and labs that test the pot for mold … Continue reading »

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 »

Marijuana Dispensaries Await Licenses

EUGENE, Ore. — The deadline for cities in Lane County to decide whether to implement medical marijuana moratoriums is inching closer. In the meantime, licenses to operate are now being issued. One Eugene businessman is ready to re-open his shop once that license arrives in the mail. Emerald City Medicinal, a Eugene marijuana dispensary is closed, … Continue reading »

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