Marijuana Decisions Lead to Confusion

PHOENIX, Ore. – A pair of decisions about medical marijuana dispensaries have left some city leaders confused about how to move forward, and some dispensary owners weighing their legal options. The owners of The Greenery, a dispensary in Phoenix, appeared in court Thursday. The facility had been issued citations for operating without a business license. … Continue reading »

Citations Dismissed on The Greenery

PHOENIX, Ore. — Local governments are now allowed to temporarily ban medical marijuana dispensaries. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber signed it into law, giving cities and counties until may first to enact moratoriums that could last until May 2015. Even if cities choose not to ban them, they could still set policies and regulations for those … Continue reading »

Cities Examine Short-Term Dispensary Ban

PHOENIX, Ore. — Oregon lawmakers could soon allow cities to temporarily ban medical marijuana dispensaries until next year, and city leaders say they could give them more time to create a long-term option for those facilities. Some lawmakers call Senate Bill 1531 a compromise, by allowing local cities to place bans on dispensaries until 2015. … Continue reading »

City Leaders Discuss Pot Moratorium

PHOENIX, Ore. —  The city of Phoenix wants a few more months to figure out whether to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in city limits. The city council is expected to vote on placing a moratorium on allowing dispensaries to open, which means it would place a temporary ban on the facilities. Phoenix mayor Jeff Bellah … Continue reading »

New Medical Marijuana Rule Discussed

PHOENIX, Ore. — Rules are now in place for Oregon’s medical marijuana dispensaries. The state announced those rules this week, but rather than ease tension, they have both sides preparing for a fight. Dispensary licenses are first come, first served, which means when they become legal in March, the floodgates will open and applications will … Continue reading »