marijuana http://ijpr.org en The "New Approach" To Legal Marijuana In Oregon http://ijpr.org/post/new-approach-legal-marijuana-oregon <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Signatures are still being counted, but it appears nearly certain that Oregon voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana for personal use in the November election.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://newapproachoregon.com/" target="_blank"><strong>New Approach Oregon</strong></a> is behind the campaign for the measure.&nbsp;</p><p>It calls its approach "the new gold standard" for its careful construction: marijuana for users, taxes for government, prohibition for minors.&nbsp; Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:10:10 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 15865 at http://ijpr.org The "New Approach" To Legal Marijuana In Oregon Ashland Considers Pot Taxes http://ijpr.org/post/ashland-considers-pot-taxes <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Oregon law allows cities and counties to ban medical marijuana dispensaries until the spring of 2015.&nbsp;</p><p>So, many of them did… more than 150 jurisdictions banned dispensaries, rather than deal with the legal complications of dealing with a substance illegal under federal law, but allowed by state law.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.ashland.or.us/sectionindex.asp?sectionid=7" target="_blank"><strong>Ashland</strong></a> stands apart; the city council is considering a package of regulations on marijuana--even recreational marijuana, if it is legalized.&nbsp; Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:10:30 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 15752 at http://ijpr.org Ashland Considers Pot Taxes State+Fed+Local Pot Laws=Confusion http://ijpr.org/post/statefedlocal-pot-lawsconfusion <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>You can forgive the casual observer for being confused about marijuana laws in our region.&nbsp;</p><p>Oregon and California both have medical marijuana laws.&nbsp;</p><p>Neighboring Washington allows pot for personal use.&nbsp;</p><p>Oregon and California both have medical marijuana dispensaries, sort of.&nbsp; Thu, 22 May 2014 17:10:10 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 12782 at http://ijpr.org State+Fed+Local Pot Laws=Confusion Ashland To Consider Dispensary Ban http://ijpr.org/post/ashland-consider-dispensary-ban <p>The Ashland City Council is following the lead of other Oregon cities, and considering a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. &nbsp;The town faces six dispensary applications and mounting neighborhood opposition.</p><p>The Mail Tribune reports the council will discuss a temporary moratorium tomorrow night, in a meeting open to the public.</p><p>People hoping to launch dispensaries in Oregon began submitting applications to the state on March 3 as part of a new medical marijuana regulatory system. Two applicants have received business licenses in Ashland so far.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:00:25 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 9590 at http://ijpr.org Jackson County Considers Dispensary Ban http://ijpr.org/post/jackson-county-considers-dispensary-ban <p>Jackson County Commissioners are considering joining the anti-pot party, banning medical marijuana dispensaries in areas under county jurisdiction.</p><p>Commissioners will consider a temporary moratorium on the dispensaries at their Wednesday morning (3/19) meeting.</p><p>Under new Oregon law, the moratorium would last until May 1, 2015.&nbsp; It would apply to unincorporated areas outside city limits. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:45:26 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 9286 at http://ijpr.org Jackson County Considers Dispensary Ban The Business Of Medical Marijuana http://ijpr.org/post/business-medical-marijuana <p>Marijuana is a business in Oregon, like it or not.&nbsp;</p><p>And even though the regulatory environment is constantly shifting, there are people trying to make an honest dollar at it.&nbsp; Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:35:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 6605 at http://ijpr.org The Business Of Medical Marijuana VENTSday: Legal Marijuana + Drought Strategies http://ijpr.org/post/ventsday-legal-marijuana-drought-strategies <p></p><p>Is it time to talk seriously about legalizing marijuana in your state?</p><p></p><p>And what changes are you prepared to make if the regional drought should continue?&nbsp; Let's get your thoughts... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:20:34 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 6489 at http://ijpr.org VENTSday: Legal Marijuana + Drought Strategies Pot Versus Fish In California Waters http://ijpr.org/post/pot-versus-fish-california-waters <p></p><p>Marijuana versus the environment: who ever would have seen that coming?&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>But the first hurts the second, at least when illegal growing operations trash the landscape and nearby waterways. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 18:19:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 6441 at http://ijpr.org Pot Versus Fish In California Waters Decision Soon On Marijuana Use At Dispensaries http://ijpr.org/post/decision-soon-marijuana-use-dispensaries <p>Officials at the Oregon Health Authority will have to decide soon whether medical marijuana cardholders should be allowed to use the drug at dispensaries that will become legal next year under a new state law.</p><p></p><p>An advisory committee discussed that topic and others at its final meeting yesterday. The state expects to finalize dispensary regulations by next month. They'll take effect in March. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:56:41 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 4568 at http://ijpr.org Decision Soon On Marijuana Use At Dispensaries Local Laws May Trump State Pot Laws http://ijpr.org/post/local-laws-may-trump-state-pot-laws <p>The committee drafting Oregon's rules for medical marijuana dispensaries warned potential operators to check with their local government before investing too much time and money.</p><p></p><p>Medford and Tualatin have already banned dispensaries, and members of the committee said it will likely be up to the courts to decide whether those cities have that right. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:36:34 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 3346 at http://ijpr.org Local Laws May Trump State Pot Laws