Voters Lead Drive Against Dispensary Ban

PHOENIX, Ore. – A team of volunteers breaks for a brief huddle over a map before hitting the streets. The group is one of several scouring the city for signatures they say will help them bring dispensaries back from the dead. “We’re saying we don’t want to stop safe access to medical marijuana patients on … Continue reading »

Counties Face Dispensary Choice

RUCH, Ore. – As local cities vote yes or no on dispensaries, residents of rural areas are left to wonder about their options. Some residents say they wonder if they’re even needed. “If anyone needs marijuana they just talk to their neighbor,” said Ruch resident Riot Schechter. “There’s also the price of gas, that’s a … Continue reading »

Phoenix Says No to Dispensaries, For Now

PHOENIX, Ore. – A passionate crowd reacted as the Phoenix City Council delivered a temporary blow to medical marijuana dispensaries. In a 4-2 vote, the council agreed to put a four-month hold on dispensaries. They say it isn’t a ban, but a stalling tactic. “If we need to change our business ordinances, we’ll need to … Continue reading »

Cities Want More Opinions on Medical Pot

PHOENIX, Ore. — Cities across the Rogue Valley now want to reach out to the public as they continue to debate allowing medical marijuana dispensaries in city limits. But some city leaders said only the extreme advocates on both sides of the debate are speaking up. Local cities are considering whether to deny licenses outright … Continue reading »

Local Cities Weigh Pot Dispensary Rules

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Communities across Oregon are trying to prepare for the medical marijuana dispensary law that goes into effect in a few months. Now several more cities in southern Oregon are deciding what their legal options are. In Tuesday’s Eagle Point City Council meeting, councilors brought up the issue, but did not make … Continue reading »

Phoenix Debates Marijuana Dispensaries

PHOENIX, Ore. – Less than two months remain until medical marijuana dispensaries become legal in Oregon. Now the issue of whether or not to support them is making its way to the city of Phoenix. Like Medford, they’re looking at whether or not they’ll issue business licenses to dispensaries, an issue that came up in … Continue reading »

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