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 »

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 »

Inside A Medical Marijuana Farm

October 11, 2011 By Steven Sandberg NEAR RUCH, Ore. — Medical marijuana growers say they are constantly operating with the fear that federal agents may raid them, and two recent raids in Southern Oregon are reinforcing that fear. The High Hopes Farm, located outside Ruch, grows about 200 plants for its patients. They say they … Continue reading »

DEA Raids Fourth Pot Farm In Southern Oregon

October 21, 2011 By Sharon Ko CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Drug Enforcement Administration’s enforcement campaign is in full swing, busting another medical marijuana grow. DEA agents took away 17 plants at the home and are seeking a warrant to search the homeowner’s business. With all of the other pot raids, Sonorml says patients don’t … Continue reading »

DEA Marijuana Bust In White City

October 5, 2011 By Yessenia Anderson WHITE CITY, Ore. — Hundreds of plants have been pulled from the ground in White City as the DEA raids a medical marijuana grow site.  Local growers say this bust is incredibly similar to a bust one week ago. At the cannabis-growing co-op called Brian’s Green Thumb Farm, three … Continue reading »

Grower of Pot Bust Speaks Out

September 28, 2011 By Sharon Ko GOLD HILL, Ore. — After federal agents raided a Southern Oregon home taking away truck-fulls of marijuana plants the grower is speaking out. James Anderson says he doesn’t know why agents seized his property if it was legal. James Anderson says he has a medical marijuana card and the … Continue reading »