Without cannabis oil to treat her rare brain disease, Janice Patten has lost the ability to walk, one of her arms is paralyzed and she can’t see out of one eye.
If the Senate thought it could force its way in the House with the passage of Senate Bill 964, they’ll have to think again, as the medical marijuana bill is unlikely to pass the lower chamber anywhere close to t
Rep. Brian Clem, D-Salem, has put forward a compromise that will clear the way for local municipalities to bar medical marijuana dispensaries from their domains for a year while they prepare to develop policies to regulate incoming outlets. The dispensaries gained state sanctioning last year through House Bill 3460.
The Senate voted unanimously Tuesday on a bill that makes clear that local jurisdictions can regulate medical marijuana dispensaries, but stopped short of allowing local governments to bar them outright, as some anti-ma
June 26, 2013 — The House passed a bill authorizing and regulating marijuana dispensaries for medicinal use Monday, as legislators moved to bring greater daylight and easier access to a system some lawmakers call out-of-control.
March 1, 2013 -- The Senate Health Committee voted 4-1 Thursday to give approve Senate Bill 281, which would expand the medical marijuana program to include post-traumatic stress disorder.
February 8, 2013 -- Marijuana in Oregon can be prescribed for cancer, glaucoma, HIV, Alzheimer’s disease, severe nausea, severe pain and back spasms.
July 27, 2012 -- When the state legislature raised the annual fee for Oregon Medical Marijuana Program cards from $100 to $200, it did so in hopes that public health coffers would increase accordingly: based on budget numbers released by Kathleen Vidoloff of the Oregon Health Authority, the state's budget for the 2011-13 biennium anticipates a total of $12 million in revenue from the program – with $5.3 million supporting the marijuana program and $6.7 million supporting other public health programs.