Oregon Medical Marijuana News

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: 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.

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.