Ashland Evaluates Dispensary Regulations

ASHLAND, Ore. — One neighborhood in Ashland is relieved after the city passed a temporary marijuana dispensary moratorium at the city council meeting last night. Several residents on Williamson Way were concerned with talks of a medical marijuana dispensary opening just yards away from their homes. Since the building that was requested falls in a … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Revisits Dispensary Options

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Last month, the city of Grants Pass made a decision to not allow medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits. Now, they are revisiting the issue, but only to clamp down even harder. Grants Pass resident and medical marijuana card holder David Fantone uses edible marijuana items to relieve pain. He said … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Upholding City Ordinance

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —  In order for a business to have a license in Grants Pass, it must operate legally at a federal, state and local level. Medical marijuana dispensaries will become legal in Oregon come March, but that doesn’t mean change is coming to Grants Pass. Grants Pass city councilors have reviewed the city’s ordinance … Continue reading »

Central Point to Vote on Dispensaries

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Beginning on March first, legalized medical marijuana dispensaries will open their doors throughout Oregon after House Bill 3460 was signed into law last year.  Last week, the Central Point city council passed a resolution acknowledging the upcoming change and added some extra restrictions. The resolution will go to a second reading … Continue reading »

Residents Plan to Appeal Housing

GRANTS PASS, Ore. –   Dozens of lots have sat empty at the Maple Park townhome development after initial plans of nearly 90 units. The city has approved plans for subsidized housing to fill in these lots, and residents hope city council will reconsider. “We expected more of the same. We didn’t expect low income housing … Continue reading »

Local Brewer Hopes for Zoning Change

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Wednesday night a decision at a meeting with the Grants Pass planning commission brought one local business one step closer to expanding into a tap room. The growlers are ready to go and the brewing is on going, but the dream of opening a store front in downtown Grants Pass is … Continue reading »

City Council Accepting Applications

MEDFORD, Ore. — There’s a face missing from the Medford City Council, literally. Instead of a portrait, there’s an application. “Well, it’s logical,” retired city councilman, Al Densmore, laughed. That’s because Al Densmore is calling it a career after 30 years of public service. “It’s time for someone else to step up and take the … Continue reading »

City Projects May be Cut for Jail Beds

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — City council is looking to sign a half a million dollar contract to rent more jail beds from the Josephine County jail. Councilors are looking to cut several city projects if they go through with the contract. One of those projects to cut is the Fruitdale Creek trail. For trail users, the … Continue reading »

Councilors to Decide Plan for Jail Beds

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The city council is considering a contract to rent jail beds, which would cost around 500 thousand dollars. Monday afternoon, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety laid out a plan to the city council. The department is looking to rent 30 jail beds from the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office. If councilors move … Continue reading »

Pub Plans on Old Shenanigan’s On Hold

MEDFORD, Ore. — A business owner says the city of Medford has a ploy to keep him from opening up a pub. The Medford City Council is forwarding a letter to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission recommending a denial of Jeff Rahenkamp’s liquor license for the former Shenanigan’s building. Rahenkamp is the former owner of … Continue reading »

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