Phoenix Referendum Effort Continues

PHOENIX, Ore. – Residents in Phoenix continue to rally behind one of their medical marijuana facilities. Supporters of The Greenery are filing a referendum on a four-month dispensary moratorium voted in by the City Council. They say they have just enough signatures to file that referendum on April first. If those are validated it would … Continue reading »

Voters Lead Drive Against Dispensary Ban

PHOENIX, Ore. – A team of volunteers breaks for a brief huddle over a map before hitting the streets. The group is one of several scouring the city for signatures they say will help them bring dispensaries back from the dead. “We’re saying we don’t want to stop safe access to medical marijuana patients on … Continue reading »

Counties Face Dispensary Choice

RUCH, Ore. – As local cities vote yes or no on dispensaries, residents of rural areas are left to wonder about their options. Some residents say they wonder if they’re even needed. “If anyone needs marijuana they just talk to their neighbor,” said Ruch resident Riot Schechter. “There’s also the price of gas, that’s a … Continue reading »

Phoenix Says No to Dispensaries, For Now

PHOENIX, Ore. – A passionate crowd reacted as the Phoenix City Council delivered a temporary blow to medical marijuana dispensaries. In a 4-2 vote, the council agreed to put a four-month hold on dispensaries. They say it isn’t a ban, but a stalling tactic. “If we need to change our business ordinances, we’ll need to … Continue reading »

Dispensaries Prepare for New Rules

PHOENIX, Ore. – Two employees train at the greenery in downtown Phoenix, going over each item to understand their properties and medicinal value. They hope to join a new wave of “budtenders” soon to spring up across the state. “The person behind the counter is absolutely the face of this industry, and is the most … 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 »

Phoenix Debates Marijuana Dispensaries

PHOENIX, Ore. – Less than two months remain until medical marijuana dispensaries become legal in Oregon. Now the issue of whether or not to support them is making its way to the city of Phoenix. Like Medford, they’re looking at whether or not they’ll issue business licenses to dispensaries, an issue that came up in … Continue reading »