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 »

New Medical Marijuana Facility in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — A new medical marijuana facility is up and running in Eugene, but state law says it shouldn’t be yet. Emerald City Medicinal Delivery Service has been open since the beginning of October. Owner David Evans says he understands the registration process with the state hasn’t started yet, but he says there are … Continue reading »

SPD Investigates Shooting

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police is investigating a shooting that allegedly is over the attempted theft of medical marijuana. Police say they responded to the home at about 6 a.m. Tuesday, in west Springfield. Richard Allen Kelly was lying in a neighboring yard, with a single gunshot wound. Police say they took the gun from … Continue reading »

Medical Marijuana Patients React to Bill

GREENLEAF, Ore. — Local medical marijuana advocates are anxiously waiting for the governor to sign a bill that will allow a licensing system for marijuana dispensaries. Jim Greig, an Oregon Medical Marijuana Program cardholder, has been fighting for this for many years. He believes the bill will help thousands of patients like himself and is … Continue reading »

Local Marijuana Dispensary Raided

EUGENE, Ore. — A local marijuana dispensary is back open after a narcotics raid Thursday afternoon. The team of local law enforcement agencies says it seized pounds of marijuana that was ready for distribution, as well as evidence of money laundering. But customers of the dispensary say it’s hard for them to believe the business … Continue reading »

House Introduces Medical Marijuana Bill

EUGENE, Ore. — Some Oregon lawmakers are teaming up with medical marijuana advocates. Both sides want to improve the registry of medical pot in the state. They’ve introduced a bill in the House to do that. Bill 3460 would take the current system with loop holes and make it safer and easier for patients to … Continue reading »

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