Marijuana Dispensary Leads To Small Town Political Showdown

OREGON:  The town of Gold Hill, Oregon is in turmoil. Two-thirds of its City Council is the subject of a recall election on Monday.

What has some of the 1,2000 residents of Gold Hill so riled up? The targeted city leaders had voted to approve a medical marijuana dispensary.

From the outside, Breeze Botanicals doesn’t look like a place that sells pot. There’s a couple of crates of garden veggies out front. Walk inside, and you’re greeted by soothing acoustic music. But there’s one thing that hints of something amiss: A big sign that says “Vote No on the recall.”

Owner Brie Malarkey said she really didn’t want to get into politics when she opened her dispensary a few months ago.

 

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