Court Decision Sparks Moratorium Debate

MEDFORD, Ore. — A recent court decision in Josephine County may open the door for cities and towns to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. The city of Medford has made it their intention to ban dispensaries altogether, something that remains illegal under state law. The court decision in Cave Junction basically said communities have the right to … Continue reading »

Rick Steves Shows Support For Measure 91

MEDFORD, Ore. — Travel specialist Rick Steves made two stops in the Rogue Valley Friday to promote the legalization of recreational marijuana. On the November ballot, Measure 91 would regulate, legalize and tax marijuana for adults 21 and older. This is the fourth day of Rick Steves’ 10 city tour around Oregon to talk about … Continue reading »

Impact of Marijuana on Youth

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The effects of marijuana on kids and teens was the center of a community discussion Thursday. This is the third forum held in Grants Pass for parents and other members of the public to ask questions and receive answers from national experts about marijuana use among the youth. The biggest concerns … Continue reading »

Marijuana Bust on I-5 Near Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two Washington men were arrested early Sunday morning during an Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop when a trooper found over 5 pounds of marijuana concealed in their vehicle on Interstate 5 north of Medford. OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation. On September 14, 2014 at approximately 12:44 a.m., an … Continue reading »

Transient Presence in Downtown Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Many gather in the Ashland Plaza at all times of the day. Some transients say they try to be respectful of the people who work downtown and those passing-by on their way to different destinations in the city. It’s at night though, when the commotion in the plaza starts getting loud. One … Continue reading »

Marijuana Tax on Ballot

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — If recreational marijuana become legal in the state, Josephine County residents will have a choice on if it’s taxed. Commissioners there have approved an advisory question be placed on this November’s ballot. The results will help guide county leaders on making policy changes if recreational marijuana is legalized However, commissioners say, … Continue reading »

Talent Dispensary Opens

TALENT, Ore. — Another medical marijuana dispensary is opening its doors in southern Oregon.  Green Valley Wellness opened at noon on Friday.  The new dispensary is located at the corner of South Pacific Highway and Valley View Road. Marked with a green cross, it is easy to spot. Around 1:00 p.m., nearly a dozen people … Continue reading »

Marijuana Could Be on November Ballot

PORTLAND, Ore. — An initiative to get marijuana legalized is on its way to get on the November ballot this year. “New Approach Oregon” collected 100,000 petition signatures so far. The group needs at least 87,000 registered voter signatures to qualify, but they want to make sure to get more than enough. The measure would … Continue reading »

Petition to Recall Ban on Dispensaries

PHOENIX, Ore. — A group of individuals have filed an initiative petition to recall the ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in the city of Phoenix. The city now has five days to review the petition and make sure it complies with constitutional laws. The Phoenix City Council adopted a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries that … Continue reading »

Gold Hill Moves Forward with Dispensary

Medford, Ore. – Gold Hill’s city council Monday night made history. The council passed two ordinances that cleared the way for a medical marijuana dispensary in the city limits. Gold Hill is the first city in the Rogue Valley to do that. Critics of the dispensary say they are upset the facility will be near … Continue reading »

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