Ballot Measures Deadline has Passed

SALEM, Ore. — The deadline to get initiatives on the November ballot has now passed. Voters will be asked to choose whether to grant driving privileges to people who can’t prove they’re legally in the U.S. Voters will also need to decide on an equal rights amendment. Petitions to legalize recreational marijuana and require businesses to … Continue reading »

OLCC Reacts to Marijuana Measure

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Liquor and Control Commission is getting ready for what could become Oregon’s recreational marijuana market. Oregonians will get to vote on legalization of recreational marijuana in November, if enough of the 145 thousand signatures last week are valid. The ballot measure sets the OLCC as the regulatory body. Officials say … Continue reading »

Ashland First Reading for Marijuana Tax

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland City Council discussed and voted on several ordinances at Tuesday night’s meeting that will move it closer to eventually lifting the moratorium for medical marijuana dispensaries. At Tuesday’s meeting, there were several ordinances up for discussion. One of those ordinances adressed whether or not to add up to five percent city … 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 »

Pot Laws Being Established in Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Recreational marijuana use is now legal in Washington, and the state is trying to establish laws over how pot should be bought and sold. The effort will focus on setting up a system of controls over growing pot, as well as testing guidelines for quality, and what levels of security retailers should … Continue reading »