Tualatin OR Effectively Bans Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Amid Disagreement About Legality

OREGON: A divided Tualatin City Council effectively banned medical marijuana retail outlets, following Medford and Gresham’s lead, amid a debate about whether local governments have such power.

Under new rules approved this week, businesses must be in compliance with all local, state and federal laws to receive a business license in Tualatin. Marijuana remains illegal under federal law. Oregon legalized marijuana retail establishments earlier this year. Applications for a state registry begin in March 2014. [Read more…]