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 »

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 »

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