Duckworth Working at New Medical Clinic

MEDFORD, Ore. — SONORML may have closed its doors, but the former executive director is now at a new Medford clinic. Southern Oregon Community Center and Clinics opened two weeks ago on Bennett Avenue. Staff at the clinic say this facility will do more than just help patients. Patients entering those doors will have access … Continue reading »

Medical Marijuana Suspects in Court

MEDFORD, Ore. — Three of the four people arrested in a recent raid on medical marijuana storefronts will also face racketeering charges. Lori Duckworth, Leland Duckworth, and David James Bond were in court Monday for a pre-trial. The Duckworths are also facing charges for possession of substantial amounts of marijuana and three counts of money … Continue reading »

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 »

Lori Duckworth Released from Jail

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 … Continue reading »

Cannabis Community Rallies for Arrested

MEDFORD, Ore. — Dozens of people rallied in front of city hall to support the people who were arrested on Thursday. The Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement team served eight search warrants Wednesday morning at SoNorml, Puffin’ Stuff, The Green Compass in both Medford and Gold Hill. They also served search warrants on three other residences. Police … Continue reading »