MEDFORD, Ore. — An ongoing fight over whether a Medford business called “Mary Jane’s Attic” can operate is headed to the city council. Late last week, the city finance director upheld an earlier decision to revoke their business license.
Mary Jane’s Attic, and its twin business, Mary Jane’s basement, both operate under the same business license. The owners received a letter in September from the city notifying them that their license was being revoked.
That decision was originally appealed but has since been denied, meaning their only option now is to appeal directly to the city council.
The co-owner, Marlene Nuckols, says she anticipated it would come this far.
“I hoped that it wouldn’t, but it seemed with the atmosphere at the time that this is where it was going to go,” said Nuckols.
While dispensaries are not legal yet until March, the business’s attorney, Leland Berger, says it is legal for a patient to reimburse a grower for expenses.
Berger says Mary Jane’s Attic is one of about 200 businesses already open in Oregon that facilitate that exchange on behalf of the patient. He says neither the Oregon Court of Appeals nor the Oregon Supreme Court have explicitly ruled out that model.
The city attorney’s office says the appeal to the city council should happen within the next 10 days. If the council sides with the city to revoke their business license, Mary Jane’s Attic can then take the issue to court. They will remain open in the meantime.