Medical Marijuana Use Measured In Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medical marijuana is allowed throughout the state of Oregon with a license. In Southern Oregon, there are a more than average number of patients. A new study found that statewide, 15 out of every 1,000 residents is a medical marijuana cardholder. In Jackson County, its twice that number; in Josephine County, its … Continue reading »

Crowd Protests DEA Marijuana Raid

MEDFORD, Ore. – A crowd gathered outside of the federal court house in Medford on Thursday afternoon in response to recent medical marijuana raids. The protestors gathered included medical marijuana patients and supporters. The protest is part of the fallout from a recent marijuana raid where federal agents seized hundreds of plants from the High … Continue reading »

Fallout From DEA Raid of High Hopes Farm

RUCH, Ore. – The fallout from Tuesday’s federal raid on a medical marijuana grow site continues for growers and patients. A medical marijuana farm that grew for hundreds of people is now empty. Marijuana advocates say they are now trying to help with an overload of patients looking for medical pot. The High Hopes Farm … Continue reading »

Lawmakers React To Drug Bust

APPLEGATE, Ore. – Local lawmakers are reacting to the DEA’s bust of one of the biggest medical marijuana grows in Oregon and one they’ve visited before. NewsWatch 12 was along when Peter Buckley, Sal Esquival, Alan Bates and Dennis Richardson toured High Hopes Farm in the Applegate Valley almost a year ago. NewsWatch12 spoke with … Continue reading »

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 »

New Ashland Restaurant Offering Marijuana-Laced Food

ASHLAND, Ore. — A new Ashland restaurant is offering up a lot more than just barbeque – the dish can come with medical marijuana. It’s set to open up Friday morning, but Ashland Police are saying, ‘not so fast.’ The Earth Dragon Edibles Restaurant and Lounge is the first of its kind in Southern Oregon, … 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 »