Marijuana Listening Session in Ashland

  ASHLAND, Ore.–  The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will be in Ashland on Wednesday listening to what residents think about recreational marijuana. Recreational marijuana will be legal beginning July 1, but laws to regulate it are still being created. The tour started in Baker City last month and has stopped in several areas to find … Continue reading »

Driving Drunk Takes a Back Seat to Pot

CNN – Drunken driving is down nationally, but a new study finds impaired drivers are still getting behind the wheel. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducted an anonymous roadside survey of drivers across the U.S. Researchers found that drunken driving was down by a third from the last test conducted seven years ago, and … Continue reading »

Leaders Discuss Marijuana Taxing

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — In March, Jackson County will asks voters if medical and non-medical marijuana should be taxed in the county. This will be a special election, paid for by the county. The election could cost up to $100,000 in county funds. Commissioners say if the tax is approved, those tax dollars will be a quick return … Continue reading »

Legislators Plan to Talk Marijuana

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Oregon House and Senate return to Salem on Monday to start their five-month-long legislative session. One of the most significant topics that will likely be talked about is marijuana in the state. Oregon voters decided to legalize recreational pot in the November election. Now it’s up to the Oregon Liquor Control … Continue reading »

Legal Marijuana In the Workplace

COLORADO — Oregon is looking for ways to regulate its soon to be legal recreational marijuana industry, and one of the issues that could come up is marijuana in the workplace. That issue is becoming a topic of conversation in Colorado, where recreational marijuana is already legal. Under state law, employers do not need to … Continue reading »

Looking for Input on Recreational Pot

PORTLAND, Ore.– The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is asking people to fill out an online survey about their concerns and hopes for recreational marijuana. People have until January 12th to share their input about the coming legal market this July 1st. OLCC leaders said this will help the agency plan a statewide listening tour. Those plans … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Prohibition

  Grants Pass, Ore.–The passage earlier this month of a statewide ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana comes almost exactly a hundred years since the prohibition of alcohol.  Oregon was one of the first states to outlaw alcohol. But by the time Oregon voters got a chance to vote whether to outlaw alcoholic beverages, some southern … Continue reading »

Police Search for Suspect After Attack

MEDFORD, Ore. – Police are searching for a suspect in an attack in Union Park, after an alleged drug deal went bad. At about 6:00 P.M. Sunday night, officers were dispatched to the park after reports of a fight. They determined that an 18 year-old man was involved in a physical altercation with another male who … Continue reading »

Legal Marijuana Will Help Oregon Economy

SALEM, Ore. — Experts say Oregon will gain about 20 million dollars per year in tax revenue from legal marijuana sales. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission chair says this is an estimation and not nailed down just yet. This budgeting is based on existing and forecasted sales and demand in the state. It also accounts … Continue reading »

Your Vote: Measure 91 “Recreational Pot”

MEDFORD, Ore. — Smoking marijuana, as well as possessing it, will soon be legal for anyone in Oregon. Tonight, a majority of voters are supporting measure 91. That means recreational marijuana will likely soon be legal in Oregon, pending anticipated legislation. Recreational marijuana is being treated as entirely separate from medical. But dispensaries will likely … Continue reading »

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