Oregon Medical Marijuana News
The Epilepsy Foundation comes out in support of medical marijuana, the feds delay a PTSD study, CBD bills are popping up, and a battle over local dispensary bans looms in Oregon, and more. Let's get to it:
SALEM, Ore. — An Oregon House committee moved Monday to let cities and counties ban medical marijuana dispensaries, reversing a Senate decision to allow local governments to regulate but not ban the pot stores that will become legal this year.
Last week, on February 11th, a federal court in Oregon ruled that patients have a reasonable expectation of privacy concerning their medical records and that administrative subpoenas could no longer be used to obtain patient records. Specifically, U.S. District Court Judge Ancer L. Haggerty held that:
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In a Feb. 11 story about Oregon's law permitting medical marijuana dispensaries, The Associated Press included an erroneous headline. Some communities are seeking the authority to ban medical marijuana dispensaries, not medical marijuana.
The Gladstone City Council on Tuesday banned medical marijuana outlets from operating in the city, despite protests from a group of aspiring dispensary owners.
SALEM, Ore. — In a Feb. 11 story about Oregon's law permitting medical marijuana dispensaries, The Associated Press included an erroneous headline. Some communities are seeking the authority to ban medical marijuana dispensaries, not medical marijuana.
A Jackson County Sheriff's deputy stopped a speeding car on Interstate 5 south of Ashland this week and found three pounds of marijuana hidden inside the engine compartment.
ASHLAND -- If the packed meeting room Thursday at the refined Ashland Springs Hotel is any gauge, interest in Oregon’s medical marijuana industry is, pardon the pun, high.
The Colorado Supreme Court will take up an important medical marijuana employment rights case, Connecticut selects marijuana producers, Massachusetts gets ready to announce who gets dispensaries, California localities keep moving to restrict cultivation, and more. Let's get to it:
ALBANY, Ore. — The Albany Planning Commission says a proposal that would prevent a medical marijuana dispensary from operating in the city should be rejected.
COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — Coos Bay has joined Oregon cities putting a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries the state has legalized. The World newspaper of Coos Bay (http://bit.ly/19QSPlR) reports the moratorium gives the city a year to examine its land-use laws to deal with dispensaries. Development Director Eric Day says he's looking at "how best to plan for allowing them."
EUGENE, Ore. — An Arizona man who refused to identify his accomplice in a pot robbery in Oregon that left one man wounded has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison.Jessie Long, 27, pleaded guilty to robbery and assault in the July 27 home invasion near Creswell, Ore., and will have no chance for early release.
PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon medical marijuana patient whose hashish was seized during a Washington County arrest can get it back. That's the ruling from the state Court of Appeals.
The organizers of this summer’s Hempfest in Seattle had to ban something that you might not expect to be a common item at a marijuana-themed festival: blowtorches. And despite that effort, people still showed up with them. Blowtorches are used for dabbing, which is a newish way of getting high that’s becoming increasingly popular, especially in states with some degree of marijuana legalization. It has some parents and doctors concerned, and it puts advocates of legal marijuana in a rather ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Legislature's legal advisers say local governments cannot "just say no" to medical marijuana dispensaries.
And the beat goes on. From the West Coast to the East Coast and from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast, medical marijuana is on the agenda. Let's get to it:
Editing a column by Debra Saunders on Tuesday, I came across a term that always strikes me as just a bit odd: the “recreational” use of marijuana.
GRANTS PASS, Oregon — Police say the view from space helped them bust a medical marijuana garden with too many plants in Southern Oregon.
The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports (http://bit.ly/H6KD3A ) authorities received a tip that 50-year-old Curtis W. Croft was bragging about all the pot he was growing on his property outside Grants Pass. Investigators went to Google Earth to find out what they could see.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials are only months away from accepting applications for the state's first medical marijuana dispensaries under a newly enacted law.
But local leaders who want to keep pot shops out of their communities are clearing the ground for a fight.
SALEM, Ore. — The committee tasked with drawing up the rules for Oregon's medical marijuana dispensary program is facing questions about security, marijuana testing and paying for oversight.
Oregon's legislature passed House Bill 3460 during the 2013 legislative session that approved medical marijuana retail establishments and created a registry for potentially hundreds of businesses that want to sell medical marijuana.