OREGON: Cheryl Keil said marijuana saved her husband Jesse’s life, after a stroke 15 years ago left him partially paralyzed and suffering from depression.
This experience and others motivated Keil andTony Smith of Cave Junction to open a medical marijuana dispensary in August next to theKerby General Store. The name of the dispensary is Mainstreaming Our Medicine.
Framed on the wall, a couple of feet from a bong for smoking pot, is a license approved by the Oregon Health Authority, which manages the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program. They also opened another dispensary, Providing All Patients Access, a month ago in Cave Junction.
Keil and Smith’s dispensaries, and one recently opened in Selma called Sacred Flower, are just three of over 200 licensed by the state of Oregon since a new law allowing such businesses took effect in March. They’re the only ones operating in Josephine County.