OLCC Preparing for Marijuana Vote

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is getting ready for what could become the first market for recreational marijuana in Oregon. Last week the political action committee New Approach Oregon submitted more than 145,000 signatures for a ballot measure in November. That measure would create a recreational market with the OLCC as its … Continue reading »

Shady Cove to Discuss Marijuana

SALEM, Ore. — Another Southern Oregon city will take up the issue of how to deal with legal medical marijuana dispensaries this week. Shady Cove officials are meeting to discuss it Thursday night at 6 p.m. at the Shady Cove City Council Chamber. Meanwhile, Oregon lawmakers are deciding how much local governments can do when … Continue reading »

New Marijuana Laws, Same Black Market

MEDFORD, Ore. – Washington and Colorado are just days away from unveiling the country’s first legal marketplaces for marijuana. In just a few months, Oregon will be opening up its first medical marijuana dispensaries. But both marijuana advocates and police agree there will be much more drama to come on the law enforcement side. They … Continue reading »

Marijuana Grow Sites Cleanup

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — Jackson County Sheriff’s officials are cleaning up old and illegal outdoor marijuana sites on U.S. Forest Service land. Crews are tackling piles and piles of garbage, camping equipment and other materials left behind of a grow site found back in 2010. A $125,000 grant is funding the clean-up. The sheriff’s office … Continue reading »

New Marijuana Law Discussed

MEDFORD, Ore. — Today, Jackson County Commissioners will be considering a newly-passed law establishing a system for licensing and regulating medical marijuana dispensaries. The law paves the way for marijuana to be transferred to facilities from cardholders, designated caregivers and marijuana grow sites. Commissioners will be discussing the registration system for medical marijuana facilities. The … Continue reading »