Oregon Medical Marijuana News

Oregon: Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference Features Gary Johnson, Former New Mexico Governor

The Weed Blog

February 19th, 2015
Fresh off the heels of the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) in San Francisco that featured long-time California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher calling for an end to cannabis prohibition and declaring federal medical marijuana prosecutions illegal, the Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference (OMMBC) on March 15-16 will feature a keynote address by Gary Johnson, a former 2-term governor of New Mexico.

Oregon: NORML Starts Portland Chapter To Lobby For Marijuana Consumers' Rights

Oregon Live

January 15th, 2015
The country's oldest marijuana policy reform group has started a Portland chapter to lobby for the interest of cannabis consumers as Oregon begins the process of crafting rules for the new industry.

Oregon: Benton Mackenzie, Iowa Man And Oregon Medical Marijuana Patient, Dies

The Oregonian

January 12th, 2015
Benton Mackenzie, an Iowa man who held an Oregon medical marijuana card and traveled to the state for medical cannabis, died Monday morning, reports the Quad-City Times.

Oregon: Tigard Planners Prep For Pot Shops

Portland Tribune

January 12th, 2015
Tigard leaders have passed the first hurdle in deciding the fate of marijuana dispensaries in the city at a Planning Commission meeting this week. Tigard has mulled how to treat legal weed for months. Last year, the Legislature approved plans for medical marijuana dispensaries to open beginning this year. Add to that the recent passage of Measure 91, which legalizes recreational use of the drug, and cities have been forced to come up with standards for both medical and recreational dispensaries.

Oregon: Oregon Medical Pot Dispensary Accuses Utah Sign Company Of Bigotry

The Salt Lake Tribune

January 11th, 2015
The co-founder of a Portland medical marijuana dispensary is accusing a Utah sign company of bigotry because it refused his business. Ron Morse said his landlord suggested he ask Salt Lake City-based YESCO, which has offices throughout the country, to build a new electronic sign that would hang over the entrance of Human Collective in south Portland.

Oregon: Oyster And Steak Feed Date Changed

The La Grande Observer

January 9th, 2015
The date for the Wallowa Fire Department’s Oyster and Steak Feed has been changed to Feb. 7. The event will be held at the Wallowa Senior Center from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost is $30 for all-you-can-eat steak or oysters. Hot dogs will be available for children for $5. There will be a no-host beer and wine bar. For more information, call the city hall at 541-886-2422.

Oregon: Into the Weeds

Willamette Week

January 7th, 2015
Ann Lininger has a lot of reading to inhale. After only a year in the Oregon House, Lininger, a Lake Oswego Democrat, heads into a new legislative session Jan. 12 with a doozy of an assignment: She’s co-chairing the Legislature’s committee on marijuana.

Oregon: New Year Brings New Restriction On Medical Marijuana Enforcement


January 1st, 2015
A single paragraph on the 88th page of the 701-page spending bill passed by Congress last month contains language that may signal a de-escalation of the federal government’s war on medical marijuana.

Oregon: 2014 - The Year In Review - NORML's Top 10 Events That Shaped Marijuana Policy


December 30th, 2014
Voters in Oregon and Alaska decided on Election Day in favor of statewide initiatives legalizing the commercial production and sale of marijuana for adults, while voters in the nation's capitol and in numerous other cities nationwide similarly decided on local measures to eliminate marijuana possession penalties.

Oregon: Around The State

The Bullertin

December 12th, 2014
Pot committee — The Oregon Legislature will have a committee dedicated to getting ready for the voter-approved initiative legalizing marijuana. The Joint Committee on Implementing Measure 91 will comprise House and Senate members. Sen. Ginny Burdick and Rep. Ann Lininger were named the committee’s co-chairs Thursday. Measure 91 gave the job of regulating marijuana to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Lawmakers are likely to discuss issues that include the fate of the medical marijuana ...

Oregon: Oregon Legislature Creates Legal Pot Committee

San Francisco Chronicle

December 11th, 2014
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Legislature will have a committee dedicated to getting ready for the voter-approved initiative legalizing marijuana.

Oregon: Despite Law, Oregon Cities Pass Pot Tax. What Now?

San Francisco Chronicle

November 15th, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Cities scrambled to pass taxes on marijuana before a legalization measure went before voters. Their bet: That the taxes would get grandfathered in.

Oregon: Third Time's A Charm - How Oregon Legalized Marijuana

Celeb Stoner Magazine

November 13th, 2014
I watched the election results on Tues., Nov. 4 and like everyone else in drug policy reform I was excited and happy with how well the legalization measures in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, DC had done, and with Prop 47's win in California. There were other successes as well that day, plus a few losses. Still, two more states and DC voted for legalization. I've been in drug policy reform for 30 years, so I feel I have a right to be proud.

Oregon: Oregon Legalizes Marijuana In Historic, Definitive Vote

SF Gate

November 4th, 2014
Oregon voters soundly legalized marijuana Tuesday night, joining Washington and Colorado as the third legalization state. Oregon legalization Measure 71 lead 55 to 44 with more than 648,000 ballots cast Tuesday night, according to election returns. Outlets in Portland are calling the race.

Oregon: Oregon Voters Legalize Recreational Marijuana

The Fresno Bee

November 4th, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon voters legalized recreational pot use Tuesday, making the state the third to approve the drug for commercial sales. Legalization backers spent more than $3 million on advertising in the month before the election. Opponents, largely composed of law enforcement and concerned citizens, failed to mount much of a counteroffensive.

Oregon: Oregon, Alaska Are Ground Zero In Pot Fight

The San Diego Union-Tribune

October 30th, 2014
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — From slick video ads online to scrawled chalk messages on college campus sidewalks, intense get-out-the-vote drives are mobilizing in Oregon and Alaska to legalize retail sales of marijuana to anyone old enough to drink.

Oregon: Marijuana Legalization Measure In Close Race In Oregon, New Poll Shows

Oregon Live

October 29th, 2014
Oregon voters are closely divided about passing a measure that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state, according to a new poll conducted for The Oregonian and KGW.

Oregon: For Marijuana, A Second Wave Of Votes To Legalize

The New York Times

October 29th, 2014
KEIZER, Ore. — Two years after voters in Colorado and Washington State broke the ice as the first states to legalize sales of recreational marijuana to adults, residents of Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C., will vote next week on ballot measures patterned on those of the two pioneers. People on both sides of the issue say these initiatives could determine whether there will be a national tide of legalization.

Oregon: Grow Your Own Marijuana Law

SF Gate

October 26th, 2014
Retail marijuana sales for adults are now legal (at least at the state level) in Colorado and Washington. Next month, voters in Alaska and Oregon may decide to follow suit. It is nearly certain that marijuana legalization will make it onto the California ballot in 2016, during a presidential election season that will generate enormous interest among young voters. It is less certain whether that proposition will succeed; right now, support is above 50 percent, but propositions tend to lose ...

Oregon: Why Oregon Is About To Be The Poster Child For How To Legalize And Regulate Marijuana

Huffington Post

October 22nd, 2014
At the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) in Portland last month, the atmosphere was that of a winning NASCAR pit crew during the victory lap. Bullish is too weak a word to characterize the 700 vape pen purveyors and cannabis attorneys in attendance (they'd come from as far as Alabama and India). The vibe was bullish but congenial. Inclusive, not cutthroat. On Day Two, an attendee was doing Tai Chi in the Portland Convention Center hallway in between speakers.