PHOENIX, Ore. — Phoenix city officials are ordering The Greenery to shut down by Friday or face legal action.
City officials say The Greenery has been illegally operating as a dispensary for months and passed an injunction to have The Greenery closed. Owners and supporters of The Greenery met Monday night to discuss what they would do next.
At the meeting, patients shared their worries about not having access to medicine locally.
“It would mean I would have to go find my medicine on the street, or the cartel if you want to put it that way. I would have no access anywhere else,” said Jesse Kelley who regularly gets medical marijuana at the Greenery. Kelley suffers from post traumatic stress disorder, pain, and seizures.
City officials say they sent The Greenery a letter ordering them to close, but as of Monday, The Greenery’s Executive Director says she still has not gotten that notice.
“One way or another, we will continue to fight for safe access. For patients we will continue to fight for safe access in Phoenix and we will continue to provide as much information as we can to patients so that they can participate and stand up and speak for themselves as well,” said Adams.