Oregon Medical Marijuana News

Oregon: Recall Fails Over Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

The Sacramento Bee

August 26th, 2014
GOLD HILL, Ore. -- Four city councilors in the Jackson County city of Gold Hill have survived a recall vote over approving a license for a medical marijuana dispensary. The Grants Pass Daily Courier (http://bit.ly/1ARWZDp ) reports Tuesday that all four got 60 percent of the vote or more.

Oregon: Beaverton Lawmaker Elizabeth Steiner Hayward On Marijuana, Cover Oregon And Driver Cards

Oregon Live

August 18th, 2014
At a community meeting in Aloha on Thursday, Oregon State Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward said she was lied to about Cover Oregon and said she thinks marijuana is less addictive than alcohol.

Oregon: State Shuts Down 2 Oregon Medical Marijuana Stores

San Francisco Chronicle

August 14th, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon shut down two medical marijuana dispensaries for violations of state regulations.

Oregon: Oregon Recreational Pot Initiative Qualifies For November Ballot

Reuters

July 22nd, 2014
An initiative seeking to legalize, tax and regulate recreational marijuana in Oregon has qualified for the November ballot, the state said on its website on Tuesday.

Oregon: Ashland Ready To Lift Ban On Medical Pot Shop

Times Union

July 16th, 2014
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Ashland City Council is getting ready to lift a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. It gave initial approval Tuesday and expects to take final action Aug. 5, Daily Tidings (http://bit.ly/1t4y3Er) reported.

Oregon: Budding Business - Pot Testing Lab Growing In Bend

San Francisco Chronicle

July 12th, 2014
BEND, Ore. (AP) — Cascadia Labs is nestled amid ornamental fruit trees in a quiet office park on the north end of Bend. In this lab, employees with backgrounds in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries spend their days testing a variety of products with one common ingredient, consumed by thousands of patients across Oregon: medical marijuana.

Oregon: Most Charges In Medford Medical Pot Case Dismissed

San Francisco Chronicle

July 10th, 2014
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Most charges against the owners of a Medford medical marijuana dispensary have been dismissed as part of a plea deal to wrap up a case that began with a high-profile raid in May 2013.

Oregon: Legal Pot Now A Short Drive For Many Oregonians

San Francisco Chronicle

July 8th, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Recreational pot is now on sale in Washington state, but actually getting that pot required some patience Tuesday for residents not only of neighboring Oregon but southwest Washington as well.

Oregon: Marijuana Initiative Backers Turn In 145,000 Signatures For Proposed 2014 Ballot Measure

NORML News

July 3rd, 2014
Proponents of a statewide initiative to regulate the commercial production and retail sale of marijuana have turned in 145,000 signatures to the Secretary of State's office. The total is almost twice the number of signatures from registered voters necessary to place the measure on the 2014 electoral ballot.

Oregon: With High Hopes For A November Ballot Measure, Pot Legalization Advocates Deliver Petitions

FOX Business

June 27th, 2014
Sponsors of an initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana traveled to Salem on Thursday to turn in boxes stuffed with enough signed petitions to bring their total signatures to 145,000 — far more than are needed for the measure to qualify for the November ballot.

Oregon: California Man Cited For Pot Possession After I-5 Rollover Crash

The Register-Guard

May 30th, 2014
A California man was cited for unlawful possession of marijuana early Friday morning after three pounds were found at the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 5 south of Eugene, according to Oregon State Police.

Oregon: Robbers Hit Linn County Medical Pot Grow

San Francisco Chronicle

May 29th, 2014
JEFFERSON, Ore. (AP) — Five armed men in ski masks and bulletproof vests tied up two men at a medical marijuana garden in Linn County and took what a victim described as "quite a few" pounds of pot being grown for numerous patients.

Oregon: Judge Rules Against Medford Dispensary, Pot Law

Mail Tribune

May 14th, 2014
A Jackson County Circuit Court judge on Tuesday upheld the city of Medford's right to revoke the business license of MaryJane's Attic and Basement for unlawfully selling marijuana.

Oregon: Medical Marijuana Update

Drug War Chronicle

May 7th, 2014
A bid to ease access to medical marijuana for vets failed in Congress, but not by much; California continues to grapple with local regulation issues, limited CBD medical marijuana bills continue to prove popular, a Washington state family can't use a medical marijuana defense for growing medical marijuana, and more. Let's get to it:

Oregon: Oregon Pot Shops Attract Outsiders

Portland Tribune

May 6th, 2014
Craig Frank is bullish on Oregon’s leafy green future. Frank thinks Oregon will be the next state to approve recreational use of marijuana, and his small Hollywood, Fla., biofuel company is trying to establish a toe-hold here. He says his company is backing a Southeast Portland medical marijuana dispensary so it can get in on the ground floor of what he expects to be a lucrative future for the recreational marijuana market.

Oregon: Advocates Launch Votemedicalmarijuana.Org To Track Voting Records For Individual Members Of Congress

Washington, D.C. -- The medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) relaunched its VoteMedicalMarijuana.org website today, an interactive online tool that provides voting statistics and a report card for each Members of Congress. For example, the site provides details on yesterday's vote to allow Veterans Affairs (VA) physicians to recommend medical marijuana for their patients. Although the amendment didn't pass, it received more "yes" votes from Congress than any other ...

Oregon: City Sues Over Legality Of Oregon Pot Dispensaries

San Francisco Chronicle

April 30th, 2014
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A city in the heart of southern Oregon's marijuana-growing country is asking a judge to decide whether the new state law authorizing the sale of medical marijuana through dispensaries complies with the state and U.S. constitutions.

Oregon: Dispensaries In Limbo As Moratoriums Sweep State

San Francisco Chronicle

April 21st, 2014
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Medical marijuana cardholders in some parts of Oregon will have to look harder than they expected for dispensaries as cities and counties throughout the state enact ordinances to keep the pot shops from opening within their borders.

Oregon: Rules Leave Pot Test Labs With Little Oversight

SF Chronicle

April 19th, 2014
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Legislature's vote last year to regulate medical marijuana shops created new business opportunities for another kind of pot enterprise — marijuana testing — but leaves it virtually unregulated.

Oregon: Medical Marijuana Moratoriums In 71 Oregon Cities

San Francisco Chronicle

April 15th, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — At least 71 Oregon cities have moratoriums on medical marijuana dispensaries, and more than 40 others are considering bans, according to the League of Oregon Cities and the Association of Oregon Counties.