City Councilors Debate Dispensaries

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The future of medicinal marijuana dispensaries was a hot topic in Springfield Monday night. The city council debated the options during a council work session. Councilors are considering a one-year moratorium that would keep them from opening up in city limits. But before they make any decisions, they want to hear from … Continue reading »

Ashland Weighs Tighter Dispensary Rules

ASHLAND, Ore. – Three weeks after allowing dispensaries to apply for business licenses, Ashland city leaders are considering more restrictions on where those facilities can open. The move comes as neighbors raise concerns about the locations of those dispensaries. The city has received six business license applications to open dispensaries, including one at 400 Williamson … 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 »

Cities Examine Short-Term Dispensary Ban

PHOENIX, Ore. — Oregon lawmakers could soon allow cities to temporarily ban medical marijuana dispensaries until next year, and city leaders say they could give them more time to create a long-term option for those facilities. Some lawmakers call Senate Bill 1531 a compromise, by allowing local cities to place bans on dispensaries until 2015. … Continue reading »

Dispensary Locations Draw Concern

MEDFORD, Ore. – Addictions counselors are concerned that the number of planned medical marijuana dispensaries in Medford could derail the efforts of people going through substance abuse treatment. And in one case, they’re concerned about where those dispensaries are opening. The owner of “The Lounge,” a medical marijuana smoking club, applied to the state Monday … 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 »

Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Open

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — You’ll soon be able to buy medical marijuana in Cottage Grove. A new holistic medical clinic, called Go Holistic, is opening in a few weeks. The clinic will offer massage, acupuncture, bio feedback and medical marijuana. The medical marijuana dispensary is the first of its kind for Cottage Grove and the … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Upholding City Ordinance

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —  In order for a business to have a license in Grants Pass, it must operate legally at a federal, state and local level. Medical marijuana dispensaries will become legal in Oregon come March, but that doesn’t mean change is coming to Grants Pass. Grants Pass city councilors have reviewed the city’s ordinance … Continue reading »

Medical Marijuana Conference Scheduled

ASHLAND, Ore. — A first-of-its-kind medical marijuana conference is coming to Southern Oregon. The Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference will be held at the Ashland Springs Hotel in January. The event will focus specifically on the marijuana dispensary laws being created, educating patients and dispensary owners on how to navigate the system. Its founder says it’s the … Continue reading »

Dispensary Laws Hit Legislative Hurdle

MEDFORD, Ore. — The state has just a few weeks to set rules around medical marijuana dispensaries, but they say flaws in the legislation itself are getting in the way. The Rules Advisory Committee will likely have one more draft until those rules are finalized mid-December. They also say the team is working together well, but … Continue reading »

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