Dispensary Sales Tax Paying Dividends

GOLD HILL, Ore. – In its first three weeks of business, Gold Hill’s only medical marijuana dispensary has generated $1,800 dollars for the city’s public safety fund. Those numbers, reported to the city last week, are thanks to a 5% sales tax on marijuana voted in by the City Council. Brie Malarkey, owner of dispensary … Continue reading »

County to Verify Gold Hill Recall Effort

GOLD HILL, Ore. — The Jackson County Elections Office is verifying a petition to recall four members of the Gold Hill City Council. The recall is being filed by a group opposed to the council’s decision of allowing a dispensary in town. All four petitions have enough signatures to force a recall vote in the … Continue reading »

Citations Dismissed on The Greenery

PHOENIX, Ore. — Local governments are now allowed to temporarily ban medical marijuana dispensaries. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber signed it into law, giving cities and counties until may first to enact moratoriums that could last until May 2015. Even if cities choose not to ban them, they could still set policies and regulations for those … Continue reading »

Dispensary Laws Hit Legislative Hurdle

MEDFORD, Ore. — The state has just a few weeks to set rules around medical marijuana dispensaries, but they say flaws in the legislation itself are getting in the way. The Rules Advisory Committee will likely have one more draft until those rules are finalized mid-December. They also say the team is working together well, but … Continue reading »