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 »

Oregon Officials Reevaluate Pot Edibles

ASHLAND, Ore. — Oregon officials have taken a step back in their proposal to ban marijuana infused edibles after receiving backlash from the public. In the original proposal, marijuana edibles like cookies, cake, candy, and gum could not have been sold to patients at all. This created problems for medical marijuana cardholders who could not … 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 »

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 »

44 Pounds Seized in Pot Bust

MEDFORD, Ore. — Oregon State Police say a trooper pulled over a vehicle with Washington plates for speeding, and found 44 pounds of marijuana in the car. The stop occurred on I-5 just north of Medford. The trooper reportedly found three large garbage bags containing individually sealed packages of marijuana. The driver, 39-year-old Jessie Olivia … Continue reading »

Fifteen People Charged in Pot Bust

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — Fifteen people went in front of a federal judge Monday, facing federal drug charges. That after a law enforcement raided a marijuana growing operation in the Willamette National Forest. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says this is one of the largest marijuana grows they’ve ever found in the county. Sunday afternoon … Continue reading »

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