Ashland Loosens Dispensary Restrictions

ASHLAND, Ore. – The city of Ashland is loosening its restrictions on medical marijuana dispensaries. The city lifted its limited moratorium on Thursday. That means dispensaries are no longer restricted to boulevards and thoroughfares, as long as they’re in an employment zone and at least 200 feet from a school. Mike Welch, owner of Siskiyou … Continue reading »

Local Cities Debate Marijuana Taxation

GOLD HILL, Ore. – Brie Malarkey assists a flood of customers at her dispensary, Breeze Botanicals in Gold Hill. Her patients are the first in Jackson County to pay a sales tax on marijuana. And in her first three weeks of business, they generated a lot. “We were able to return $1,800 dollars to the … 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 Marijuana Dispensary Opens

GOLD HILL, Ore. — The first medical marijuana dispensary in Gold Hill has officially opened its doors, but some patients may have to wait a little longer for medical marijuana. Breeze Botanicals opened its doors along Second Street on Monday, but the owners said half of their marijuana inventory did not pass mold and mildew … Continue reading »

The Greenery Forced to Close its Doors

PHOENIX, Ore. – The last remaining facility selling medical marijuana in Jackson County is now closed. After a lengthy legal battle, The Greenery received an immediate, temporary injunction from the city of Phoenix to shut its doors. This injunction is short-term, only meant to last until The Greenery appears in court on June 9th. That … Continue reading »

The Greenery Gets State Approval

PHOENIX, Ore. – Phoenix medical marijuana facility The Greenery is now approved by the state to open a dispensary. But city laws mean they still may have to close their doors. The issue is soon to get settled in court. The Greenery just received their provisional license from the state yesterday in the mail. That … Continue reading »

Phoenix Takes The Greenery to Court

PHOENIX, Ore. – For Eric Mills, marijuana is the only thing that helps the nausea. He suffers side-effects after getting cancerous polyps removed from his colon. Mills tried to grow his medicine on his own, but his plants kept getting stolen or mowed. Now he says his last option is about to disappear. “I am … Continue reading »

Court Case Set to Rule on Dispensaries

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —  One year moratoriums on medical marijuana dispensaries are now in effect in cities and counties throughout Oregon. Cave Junction is an exception. “The conflict between the state and federal law is a problem for municipalities, the city of Cave Junction and other counties,” said attorney Ryan Kirchoff who is representing Cave … Continue reading »

Jacksonville to Finalize Pot Moratorium

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Today, the Jacksonville City Council will finalize it’s plan to declare a temporary ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. Council members approved a ban earlier this month, joining every major city in Southern Oregon, including Jackson, Josephine, Lake, and Klamath Counties. Moratoriums on dispensaries in Oregon are allowed for one year, but cities … Continue reading »

State Pot Testing Regulations Under Fire

ASHLAND, Ore. – Not a single gram of marijuana has been sold yet from a state-licensed dispensary in Southern Oregon. But already advocates are expressing concern. “The reality is that there is not any formalized structure for testing right now,” said Mike Welch, owner of Puff’s Smoke Shop in Ashland. Under the new state law, … Continue reading »

Older posts «