OLCC Listening Tour Coming to Ashland

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has announced eight more listening sessions to hear from communities around the state as the agency implements Oregon’s recreational marijuana law. Two meetings held last week in Baker City and Pendleton together drew more than 180 people. “Hearing firsthand from community members is vital to our public … Continue reading »

Looking for Input on Recreational Pot

PORTLAND, Ore.– The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is asking people to fill out an online survey about their concerns and hopes for recreational marijuana. People have until January 12th to share their input about the coming legal market this July 1st. OLCC leaders said this will help the agency plan a statewide listening tour. Those plans … Continue reading »

Preparations for Recreational Marijuana

MEDFORD, Ore. — The ballots are cast, the votes are counted, and now Oregon is the third state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana. Marijuana is still illegal right now, but come July 1, 2015 this will change, and marijuana will be legalized. Under the new law, anyone 21-years-old and over can possess up … Continue reading »

Your Vote: Measure 91 “Recreational Pot”

MEDFORD, Ore. — Smoking marijuana, as well as possessing it, will soon be legal for anyone in Oregon. Tonight, a majority of voters are supporting measure 91. That means recreational marijuana will likely soon be legal in Oregon, pending anticipated legislation. Recreational marijuana is being treated as entirely separate from medical. But dispensaries will likely … Continue reading »

Court Decision Sparks Moratorium Debate

MEDFORD, Ore. — A recent court decision in Josephine County may open the door for cities and towns to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. The city of Medford has made it their intention to ban dispensaries altogether, something that remains illegal under state law. The court decision in Cave Junction basically said communities have the right to … Continue reading »

Rick Steves Shows Support For Measure 91

MEDFORD, Ore. — Travel specialist Rick Steves made two stops in the Rogue Valley Friday to promote the legalization of recreational marijuana. On the November ballot, Measure 91 would regulate, legalize and tax marijuana for adults 21 and older. This is the fourth day of Rick Steves’ 10 city tour around Oregon to talk about … Continue reading »

Commissioners Plan to Leave Options Open

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — It’s a complex process with many hypothetical questions and moving parts, but Josephine county leaders said they are taking the needed steps to make sure they have all options open when it comes to recreational marijuana. Should it pass, Measure 91 would not allow counties to put a tax or fee … Continue reading »

OLCC Looks At Marijuana Taxes

MEDFORD, Ore. — Measure 91 is a controversial topic on the November ballot, one which could cost the state, and bring in money. If recreational pot is legalized, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) will be in charge or taxing it. In Colorado, the recreational marijuana taxing process has not been nearly as successful as state … Continue reading »

Democrats Weigh in on Issues

SALEM, Ore. — The November ballot may be a few months away but the Democratic party of Oregon is already showing which issues it favors. The party announced the large majority of Democrats in the state now support the legalization of recreational marijuana. They also support a measure looking to regulate it. The party also … Continue reading »

Central Point Looks At Marijuana Tax

  CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — A state committee is trying to decide how much pot someone could buy if voters approve recreational marijuana. The November ballot measure would also allow the state to tax any marijuana. However, the bill also puts an end to any new city taxes on medical or recreational marijuana, but if cities … Continue reading »

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