Medical Marijuana Laws Up for Debate

MEDFORD, Ore. – As medical marijuana advocates raise money for legal fees for those arrested in the recent raids, lawmakers are considering changes to the states’ laws. Senator Alan Bates is one of the architects for a bill that would create a state-run network of medical marijuana dispensaries. He says current laws are unclear to … Continue reading »

Lawmakers React To Drug Bust

APPLEGATE, Ore. – Local lawmakers are reacting to the DEA’s bust of one of the biggest medical marijuana grows in Oregon and one they’ve visited before. NewsWatch 12 was along when Peter Buckley, Sal Esquival, Alan Bates and Dennis Richardson toured High Hopes Farm in the Applegate Valley almost a year ago. NewsWatch12 spoke with … Continue reading »

Southern Oregon Lawmakers Tour Medical Pot Grow Site

October 13, 2011 By Steven Sandberg RUCH, Ore. — Southern Oregon lawmakers are seeing the problems and benefits of the medical marijuana program up close. Representatives Peter Buckley, Dennis Richardson, Sal Esquivel, and State Senator Alan Bates were given a tour of the High Hopes Medical Marijuana Farm near Ruch. The local legislators are touring … Continue reading »