NYC Changes Pot Possession Policy

(CNN) — New York City is reportedly planning to change its policy on marijuana possession. According to a report in the New York Times, officials will have the option to write a ticket instead of making an arrest. Some cities have legalized recreational marijuana, but New York laws still ban possession of the drug.

Medical Marijuana Shops on Measure 91

EUGENE, Ore. — It hasn’t even been 24 hours after voters approved marijuana in Oregon before local medical marijuana dispensaries prepared to expand their business. The latest numbers as of Wednesday night were 55 percent voted for legalization of marijuana and 45 percent voted against. People still need a medical marijuana card to get inside … Continue reading »

Law Enforcement Response to Measure 91

EUGENE, Ore. — Local law enforcement agencies say they don’t have a plan in place yet for changes in enforcement once recreational marijuana is legal. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says impaired driving is illegal, whether pot is legal or not. But it will look to states that already have recreational usage to see what … Continue reading »

Measure 91 Breakdown

EUGENE, Ore. — Under Measure 91, Oregonians 21 years and older will be able to possess and smoke marijuana starting July 1, 2015. Also beginning July 1, 2015, adults will be able to carry up to 1 oz. legally and can have up to 8 oz. at home. Each household will be allowed to grow … Continue reading »

“Cannamoms” Make the Move to Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon’s medical marijuana program is one of the most recognized in the county; so much so, even people from outside of the state are moving here just to take part. Families from all over the country say in their research, Oregon is the only state that allows non-residents to legally participate in … Continue reading »

Court Decision Sparks Moratorium Debate

MEDFORD, Ore. — A recent court decision in Josephine County may open the door for cities and towns to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. The city of Medford has made it their intention to ban dispensaries altogether, something that remains illegal under state law. The court decision in Cave Junction basically said communities have the right to … Continue reading »

NOAA Says Pot Growers Threaten Salmon

OREGON — Federal biologists say the marijuana industry is harming salmon. NOAA says pot growers in California and Oregon illegally suck water from creeks where Coho salmon live and it’s a key threat to the species. Biologists say the growers are also spreading fertilizer and pesticides in the salmon streams. NOAA says it’s issuing a … 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 »

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 »

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