Lawmakers React To Drug Bust

APPLEGATE, Ore. – Local lawmakers are reacting to the DEA’s bust of one of the biggest medical marijuana grows in Oregon and one they’ve visited before. NewsWatch 12 was along when Peter Buckley, Sal Esquival, Alan Bates and Dennis Richardson toured High Hopes Farm in the Applegate Valley almost a year ago. NewsWatch12 spoke with … Continue reading »

Federal Raid On High Hopes Farm

NEAR RUCH, Ore. – Federal agents raided a large medical marijuana farm outside Jacksonville on Tuesday morning. The local community saw the raids on pot farms last year, now it seems they are starting again. The High Hopes Farm near Ruch grew medical marijuana for about 200 patients, with multiple plants for each of those … Continue reading »

Local Firefighters Find More Pot Grows

ASHLAND, Ore. – Fire officials say legal or not, finding marijuana grows when arriving on scene is becoming a common occurrence. With the harvest period around the corner, officials believe its a trend that will only increase. Oregon’s Medical Marijuana Program has more than 55,000 people enrolled and about one-fifth of them are concentrated in … Continue reading »

Medical Marijuana for PTSD?

Oregon medical marijuana advocates are trying to make it easier for more people to get their hands on medical marijuana. For the third time, they are trying to get post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD added to the list of qualifying conditions for legal marijuana use. Colorado and Arizona are among other states rejecting this … Continue reading »

After DEA Raid, Medical Marijuana Providers Struggle With Patient Demand

October 15, 2011 By Erin Maxson & Yessenia Anderson ASHLAND, Ore.  — Local suppliers and patients say the target on their back is painful after the latest Drug Enforcement Administration bust of a medical marijuana grow yanked 100 plants out of the ground. 20 more cannabis patients lost their medicine for the year. The waiting … Continue reading »

Southern Oregon Lawmakers Tour Medical Pot Grow Site

October 13, 2011 By Steven Sandberg RUCH, Ore. — Southern Oregon lawmakers are seeing the problems and benefits of the medical marijuana program up close. Representatives Peter Buckley, Dennis Richardson, Sal Esquivel, and State Senator Alan Bates were given a tour of the High Hopes Medical Marijuana Farm near Ruch. The local legislators are touring … Continue reading »

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