Oregon Discusses Future of Pot Violation

OREGON — Recreational marijuana isn’t officially legal until next summer, but some counties in Oregon are already changing how they prosecute marijuana violations. Prosecutors in Multnomah County announced they will dismiss 50 pending cases involving marijuana, and future marijuana crimes will not be pursued. Southern Oregon authorities and the Jackson County District Attorney say enforcement … Continue reading »

Legal Marijuana Closer to Vote in Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — An initiative to legalize recreational marijuana could be on the November ballot in Oregon. Supporters of “New Approach Oregon” turned in 145,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office Thursday. The impact could affect the medical marijuana industry, and local cities, which have already been dealing with the concept of medical marijuana … 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 »

Judge Stops Greenery from Selling Pot

PHOENIX, Ore. — A Jackson County Judge issued an injunction against The Greenery in Phoenix today. The injunction blocks the medical marijuana dispensary from giving medicine to its patients. The judge stated that Federal law is the reason he decided to uphold the injunction, because pot is illegal federally, he felt justified in his decision. … Continue reading »

Two Men Arrested for Marijuana Delivery

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Two men from Washington were arrested Thursday night after an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper discovered they were hauling about 45 pounds of marijuana and a quarter pound of hash in their vehicle. The OSP trooper stopped the Saturn station wagon around 11:00 p.m. Thursday for a speeding violation. The driver, … Continue reading »

Decisions on Medical Marijuana

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass City Council voted unanimously at Wednesday night’s City Council meeting to enact a one year moratorium on dispensaries. The moratorium spans from May 1st, 2014 through May 1st, 2015. However, the Council also approved an ordinance to ban medical marijuana within City limits altogether. Therefore, even after the … Continue reading »

Klamath County Discusses Dispensaries

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore.– Klamath County is looking to regulate marijuana dispensaries with similar ordinances the city is proposing.  The ordinance was approved by the city council Monday night, three to two. It includes prohibiting a marijuana dispensary within 400 feet of any residential zone, or 1000 feet from a public park, recreation center, child care … Continue reading »

Bill Proposes Pot Grow Restrictions

MEDFORD, Ore. — Local law enforcement is backing a bill to change Oregon’s Medical Marijuana Program. The bill is pushing to limit how many growers are allowed to grow medicinal cannabis on any one property. Medford Police Chief Tim George was in Salem to support House Bill 3055. He testified at a hearing at the … Continue reading »