Oregon Medical Marijuana News

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.

Oregon: Rules Put Medical Pot Shops Under Added Scrutiny

San Francisco Chronicle

April 7th, 2014
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A line of patients forms in the lobby of a medical marijuana shop called Cherry City Compassion as a worker checks IDs, enters names into a computer system and performs other duties required under a new state law.

Oregon: Medford Denies Business License To Pot Club

Times Union

April 4th, 2014
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The Medford City Council rejected an appeal from a medical marijuana club that wants a business license.

Oregon: Umatilla Bans Medical Pot Dispensaries For A Year

The Modesto Bee

April 3rd, 2014
UMATILLA, Ore. — Add Umatilla to the list of Oregon cities with a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries.

Oregon: Cities Could Block Marijuana Dispensaries

Statesman Journal

April 2nd, 2014
A May 1 deadline looms for cities around Oregon to impose a temporary moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. The state Legislature approved a temporary ban during its recently concluded session.

Oregon: Oregon Now Has 22 Licensed Medical Pot Shops

The Modesto Bee

March 28th, 2014
SALEM, Ore. — Twenty-two Oregon medical marijuana shops have now received state approval as Oregon continues to roll out its registry program.

Oregon: Medford Business Reopening Without Marijuana

Times Union

March 27th, 2014
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A Jackson County judge has allowed a Medford business to reopen as long as it doesn't dispense medical marijuana. MaryJane's Attic and Basement was forced to close recently after the city revoked its business license. The city says the business was not operating legally under state or federal law.

Oregon: Hundreds Attending Marijuana Conference In Eugene

The Modesto Bee

March 26th, 2014
EUGENE, Ore. — More than 300 people are expected to attend the Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference on Sunday and Monday in Eugene. One organizer, Anthony Johnson of New Approach Oregon, says the aim is to help professionalize the industry as it moves into mainstream society.

Oregon: Oregon Pot Stores Go Legal, Despite Uncertainty

Times Union

March 25th, 2014
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Medical marijuana shops in Oregon are opening their doors with state approval for the first time this week, but at least one may not be in business very long.

Oregon: Medford Pot Dispensary Closes Over License Issue

The Modesto Bee

March 25th, 2014
MEDFORD, Ore. — A medical marijuana dispensary in Medford was forced to close after the city council revoked its business license.

Oregon: Ashland Considers Moratorium On Pot Outlets

Times Union

March 24th, 2014
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) — One of Oregon's more liberal cities is considering a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries.

Oregon: Medical Marijuana Update

Drug War Chronicle

March 12th, 2014
Marijuana and epilepsy are in the news, Sanjay Gupta strikes again, and state houses across the country are grappling with medical marijuana and CBD bills. Let's get to it:

Oregon: Medford Council Moves Swiftly To Ban Pot Shops

The Modesto Bee

March 7th, 2014
MEDFORD, Ore. — Moving even before the Legislature completed action, the Medford City Council has voted for a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries.

Oregon: City On Path To Dispensary Regulations

Herald and News

March 5th, 2014
The city of Klamath Falls granted a local man a business license Tuesday to operate a medicinal marijuana dispensary on Washburn Way, according to Associate Planner Joe Wall. The license is conditional on whether Edward Medina, Jr., the licensee, is authorized by the state and receives a positive inspection by Klamath County Building Department.

Oregon: Medical Marijuana Update

Drug War Chronicle

February 26th, 2014
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:

Oregon: House Panel OKs Local Pot-Dispensary Bans

The Modesto Bee

February 24th, 2014
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.

Oregon: New Ruling Requires Federal Government To Obtain Warrant For Patient Medical Records

Americans for Safe Access

February 20th, 2014
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:

Oregon: Correction - Pot Dispensary Resistance Story

Times Union

February 12th, 2014
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.

Oregon: Gladstone Temporarily Bans Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Despite Pleas From Prospective Retailers

Oregon Live

February 12th, 2014
The Gladstone City Council on Tuesday banned medical marijuana outlets from operating in the city, despite protests from a group of aspiring dispensary owners.