Oregon Begins To Accept Medical Marijuana Dispensary Applications

The new registry requires the storefront operations to implement security measures and mandates strict testing and labeling rules. The application costs $4,000 and dispensaries will be subject to annual inspections.

OREGON: Oregon launched its medical marijuana dispensary program Monday. Nearly 300 dispensary owners signed up at this first opportunity for a state license. For the past two years, medical marijuana dispensaries have been popping up across Oregon. But until now, they weren’t officially recognized under state law. The new registry requires the storefront operations to implement security measures and mandates Read the full article…

Oregon House Delays Vote On Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bill

The Oregon House voted Monday to delay consideration of a controversial medical marijuana dispensary bill until Tuesday.

OREGON:  The Oregon House delayed a vote on a bill that would grant local governments more control over medical marijuana dispensaries Monday. Controversy over the timing of a vote on the bill led to an early end to the House floor session Friday. The bill has support in the House to pass, but it faces Read the full article…

Phoenix, Oregon Backs Away From Marijuana Moratorium

The bill was approved by the KY Senate Health and Welfare Committee, and now goes to the full Senate.

OREGON:  A divided City Council let drop Monday a movement to move an emergency moratorium on all medical marijuana-associated companies inside the city limits. Licensed medical marijuana dispensaries will turn into felony underneath state regulation starting March three, however a moratorium would have given the city as much as six months to stipulate native restrictions Read the full article…

Oregon Gov Thinks Legislature Should Craft Marijuana Legalization Plan

“I hear the drumbeats from Washington and Colorado.”

OREGON:   Given the polling, political energy, and demographic changes there is no doubt that in the near future Oregon will legalize marijuana. If activists don’t legalized it with a successful ballot initiative campaign this year, they are almost guaranteed to achieve victory in 2016 or 2018. Governor John Kitzhaber (D) accepts this inescapable fact and Read the full article…

Beaverton City Councilors to Discuss Regulations That Could Ban Medical Marijuana

Beaverton city councilors will offer suggestions and directions regarding medical marijuana businesses during a work session on Tuesday in City Hall.

OREGON: Following in the footsteps of other Oregon cities, Beaverton leaders are headed toward a decision on whether medical marijuana outlets will get the green light within city limits, or whether changes to city code will nip potential new businesses in the bud. Beaverton city councilors will offer suggestions and directions regarding medical marijuana businesses during Read the full article…

In Oregon Pot Bill Under Discussion For 2014

Prozanski hopes his bill will help Oregon avoid the pitfalls of voter-written initiatives.

OREGON: State lawmakers are going to debate whether they should pass a bill asking voters if Oregon should legalize recreational marijuana. That’s because Sen. Floyd Prozanski, D-Eugene, announced plans Friday to introduce a referral bill on marijuana during the 2014 session. “We should not at this point ask the voters to pass a detailed bill without Read the full article…

In Oregon Pot Bill Under Discussion For 2014

Prozanski hopes his bill will help Oregon avoid the pitfalls of voter-written initiatives.

OREGON: State lawmakers are going to debate whether they should pass a bill asking voters if Oregon should legalize recreational marijuana. That’s because Sen. Floyd Prozanski, D-Eugene, announced plans Friday to introduce a referral bill on marijuana during the 2014 session. “We should not at this point ask the voters to pass a detailed bill without Read the full article…

Marijuana Patients Picket Oregon Hospital

“It doesn’t make any sense, and it’s utterly cruel,” he said. “It’s putting patients in an awful vise.”

OREGON: A handful of demonstrators gathered near Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon to protest what they claim is unfair treatment of medical marijuana patients by the hospital’s parent company, Samaritan Health Services.

Marijuana Patients Picket Oregon Hospital

“It doesn’t make any sense, and it’s utterly cruel,” he said. “It’s putting patients in an awful vise.”

OREGON: A handful of demonstrators gathered near Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon to protest what they claim is unfair treatment of medical marijuana patients by the hospital’s parent company, Samaritan Health Services.

MJ Freeway Sponsors National Cannabis Industry Association Events In Oregon And Washington

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WASHINGTON: MJ Freeway will sponsor next week’s National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) Cannabis Industry Reception in Portland, OR and Washington Educational Series Event in Seattle, WA.