Oregon Medical Marijuana News

Oregon: Oregon Marijuana Measure Rakes In Another $800,000 From Big Out-Of-State Donors

Oregon Live

October 20th, 2014
The campaign for Oregon's marijuana legalization measure this weekend reported receiving another $800,000 from two out-of-state groups tied to wealthy donors. Drug Policy Action, which has received major funding from billionaire currency trader George Soros, contributed $500,000 to the Yes on 91 campaign. Separately, New Approach PAC, a Washington, D.C.-based political action committee tied to the family of the late billionaire Peter Lewis, gave $300,000 to the Measure 91 effort. Both ...

Oregon: OR Battle Of The Moms, San Jose Dispensaries Gone, Four Pillars Revisited, More

Drug War Chronicle

October 17th, 2014
Oregon moms take stands on Measure 91, a new Delaware poll has healthy support for legalization, say goodbye to most of San Jose's dispensaries, there's an asset forfeiture reform bill in Virginia, and more. Let's get to it:

Oregon: Judge - City Can Ban Medical Pot Dispensaries

Times Union

October 17th, 2014
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A judge in the heart of southwestern Oregon's marijuana growing country has ruled that the city of Cave Junction has the power to ban medical marijuana dispensaries, not just declare a moratorium.

Oregon: 2 Sides In Pot Debate Appeal To Maternal Instincts

San Francisco Chronicle

October 17th, 2014
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) — Both sides in Oregon's debate over whether to legalize marijuana are appealing to maternal instincts with the election less than three weeks away.

Oregon: Economist - Pot Tax Revenue Overstated In Colorado

The Fresno Bee

October 16th, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. — A University of Oregon economist said Thursday the best-case estimates for Colorado's legal marijuana tax revenue were overstated because of a faulty model. Economist Ben Hansen said at the Oregon Economic Forum that misjudgments in Colorado's revenue estimates stemmed from a term familiar to students in Econ 101: Elasticity of demand.

Oregon: Latest Spike In Patient Numbers Attributed To Newly Licensed Dispensary Industry

Oregon Live

October 13th, 2014
Andrew Courtenay was on his fourth round of antibiotics for an arm infection when he decided, at his mother’s urging, to become an Oregon medical marijuana patient.

Oregon: Recreational Marijuana - Is Oregon Next?

Statesman Journal

October 6th, 2014
Oregon is known for being green, but this November voters will decide just how green they really want to be. That's because Oregonians get to choose whether they want to legalize recreational marijuana for people who are 21 or older.

Oregon: Yes To Marijuana Ballot Measures

The New York Times

October 5th, 2014
The decision by California voters in 1996 to legalize medical marijuana produced a wave of similar initiatives around the country. Less than two decades later, over half the states allow at least limited medical use. Now it looks as though recreational use of the drug may follow the same path.

Oregon: Oregon Rolls Out Legal-Pot Plan Far Different From Washington’s

The Seattle Times

October 5th, 2014
PORTLAND — Matt Price sells 100 different kinds of edibles, tinctures, buds and other marijuana offerings to the patients who frequent Cannabliss, the medical dispensary he opened up in a historic brick building that once served as a fire station.

Oregon: Updated - Biologists Identify Humboldt Pot Gardens As Salmon Threat

Times-Standard

September 30th, 2014
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in danger of extinction, federal biologists said Tuesday.

Oregon: Some Medical Pot Users Wary Of Legalization

San Francisco Chronicle

September 30th, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Alex Pavich is the last person you'd expect to be on the fence about marijuana legalization.

Oregon: Water Use For Marijuana-Growing Threatens Salmon In Southern Oregon, Biologists Say

Oregon Live

September 30th, 2014
GRANTS PASS — Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in danger of extinction, federal biologists said Tuesday.

Oregon: Opponents Open Campaign Attacking Pot Products Attractive To Children

Oregon Live

September 29th, 2014
Opponents of marijuana legalization in Oregon kicked off their campaign Monday standing next to an array of gummy bears, sugary cereal, chocolate bars and other products that Colorado retailers lace with marijuana and sell over the counter.

Oregon: Poll Shows Marijuana Measure With Tenuous Lead

Statesman Journal

September 26th, 2014
A new poll shows the ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in Oregon faces an uncertain future at the November ballot box. The Survey USA poll done for KATU showed Measure 91 with a narrow lead of 44 to 40 percent with 16 percent of Oregonians undecided.

Oregon: Beaumont-Wilshire Neighbors Push Back Against Planned Dispensary In Their Neighborhood

Oregon Live

September 19th, 2014
Some Northeast Portland residents are pushing back on plans for a medical marijuana dispensary on Fremont Street, saying the business clashes with the neighborhood’s kid-friendly vibe.

Oregon: The Issues Surrounding Marijuana Legalization

Herald News

September 15th, 2014
If 50 percent plus one of Oregon residents vote yes on Measure 91 on Nov. 4, the use and distribution of marijuana will become legal in this state. But approval is not the end of the story.

Oregon: Cannabis News Roundup - 09.05.14

KALW News

September 5th, 2014
Restraining order refused in Lake County cannabis case… OK for Washington town to ban “pot shops”… You want THC with that PBJ?... Legalization survey shows most support ever… and more.

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.