Duckworth Working at New Medical Clinic

MEDFORD, Ore. — SONORML may have closed its doors, but the former executive director is now at a new Medford clinic. Southern Oregon Community Center and Clinics opened two weeks ago on Bennett Avenue. Staff at the clinic say this facility will do more than just help patients. Patients entering those doors will have access … Continue reading »

Medical Marijuana Laws Up for Debate

MEDFORD, Ore. – As medical marijuana advocates raise money for legal fees for those arrested in the recent raids, lawmakers are considering changes to the states’ laws. Senator Alan Bates is one of the architects for a bill that would create a state-run network of medical marijuana dispensaries. He says current laws are unclear to … Continue reading »

Cannabis Community Rallies for Arrested

MEDFORD, Ore. — Dozens of people rallied in front of city hall to support the people who were arrested on Thursday. The Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement team served eight search warrants Wednesday morning at SoNorml, Puffin’ Stuff, The Green Compass in both Medford and Gold Hill. They also served search warrants on three other residences. Police … Continue reading »

SONORML Re-Opens after Arrests

MEDFORD, Ore. — Cannabis community center SONORML is back open after being raided and seeing four of their members arrested. The raid was the result of a two year investigation. Police say SONORML and three other Jackson County businesses were illegally selling medical marijuana. It is legal for a safe access point or dispensary to … Continue reading »

Testing Pot for Patients’ Health

MEDFORD, Ore. — Testing medicinal pot before it lands in the hands of patients could soon be required in Oregon. House Bill 3460 would require all medicinal pot to be tested for harmful substances like mold, mildew and pesticides. For patient Wes Robertson, he supports the bill. He relies on medical marijuana everyday. He has cystic … Continue reading »

Washington Seeks Marijuana Consultant

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Washington state job application is sparking interest to the unemployed in Southern Oregon. The state of Washington wants to find a few new marijuana consultants. The state wants a specialist to help with marijuana cultivation, retail sale and quality control, and according to a local cannabis center, the news of the … Continue reading »

DEA Raids Medical Marijuana Grows

APPLEGATE, Ore. — Wednesday morning, the Drug Enforcement Administration served four federal search warrants in Jackson County. One of those raids at a Southern Oregon medical marijuana grow site had officials carting away truck loads of marijuana. Down the windy and dusty left fork Humbug Creek Road in the Applegate area unmarked trucks could be … Continue reading »

Oregon Cannabis Tax Act Closer To Being On The Ballot

By Rob Scott MEDFORD, Ore. — This November, a measure that would legalize marijuana could be on the ballot in Oregon. Proponents of the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act say that it could help boost the economy. However, some in Southern Oregon have seen first hand how marijuana use can negatively impact people. More than 160,000 … Continue reading »