MEDFORD, Ore. — One of Southern Oregon’s most vocal supporters of medical marijuana has been in jail one week, and Thursday around 6 p.m., she was released from bail.
Upon walking out of the jail, Laura (Lori) Duckworth confronted media asking for her and her family’s privacy to be respected. She appeared in frail condition, where she thanked the community for their support and asked that she receive no questions. Later this evening her husband is expected to be released as well.
Duckworth appeared in court earlier Thurday, where her bail, originally set at $550 thousand, was reduced to $5 thousand. Her daughter went in Thursday afternoon to post that bail that led to her release.
Leland Duckworth, Lori’s husband, is also being released on $550 thousand bail after the raids associated with Southern Oregon NORML and three other locations last week.
Two other people were also arrested on charges for selling pot out of the medical marijuana dispensaries.