1 From: To: Subject: Date: Attachments: Shirley Morgan Shirley Morgan Daily Marijuana E-Newsletter CO-Colorado lawmakers approve plan for pot banking, Thursday, May 08, :30:05 AM MJ Pets.pdf INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING THIS E-NEWSLETTER: This newsletter is a tool to keep you up-to-date on daily news articles regarding the impacts of marijuana and medical marijuana throughout the world. Tracking these articles provides the reader with a broader view of the impacts of marijuana. It also provides insights on trends and strategies of the marijuana legalization movement and reveals the media within each State who are providing visibility on the marijuana topics and issues, some with only unbalanced liberal views, and some with balanced views. CATEGORIES LISTED Highlights and Other-these might be important daily news articles that you should not miss reading United States News-this category lists each State and the daily news found in that state World News-this category lists each Country Pro-Marijuana News-this category lists all daily articles from the pro pot culture REGARDING THE SUBJECT LINE: When an article is listed in the Subject line such as (OR-PTSD Letter), that tells you there is an important article titled Pot Bills introduced in OR legislature, and if you scroll down to the United States News under Oregon, you will find this article. If it says Other-then you will find that article listed under Highlights and Other articles. REGARDING READING THE NEWSLETTER: This newsletter is formatted in an HTML Text format, so if you have your text formatted with a plain text format rather than HTML which allows for colors, different font types, inserted pictures, logo s and other creative artwork you will not be able to view this document in its fully designed format. That is easily corrected by reformatting your text, by simply going to the Format Text tab and then clicking on HTML rather than plain text, or rich text. MARIJUANA & ITS IMPACT ON SOCIETY Red-Medical Marijuana State Purple-Marijuana World News Orange-State working on proposed legislation or ballot OTHER Attached marijuana and pets document attached Everyone, this chart, taken from a recent SAMHSA report shows the "First Specific Drug Associated with Initiation of Illicit Drug Use among Past Year Illicit Drug Initiates Aged 12 or Older: 2012" - meaning the drug first used by our youth. Overwhelmingly, marijuana constitutes the first introduction to drug use, followed by pain relievers. Many in the pro-pot world adamantly dispute the fact that marijuana is a gateway drug. Monte
2 "Results from the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health" Dr. Alan Berkenwald: Why I won't prescribe medical marijuana GazetteNET - 20 hours ago NORTHAMPTON - In a recent Gazette editorial on the subject of medical marijuana, we doctors are told to be bold and rise to the challenge of the newest medical emergency in our community - the urgent need to certify patients for medical marijuana. Commen-Terry: Feds must butt out of medical marijuana production Comox Vallety Record-30 minutes ago Bravo to all the police departments that said thanks, but no thanks to that... it's a devastating hit to those with medical marijuana prescriptions. School Van Driver Accused of Showing Up at CAMS after Smoking Marijuana Posted On 07 May 2014 By Jessica Shirey CLEARFIELD Charges were recently filed against a school van driver accused of arriving at the Clearfield Area Middle School after smoking marijuana, according to Magisterial District Judge Richard Ireland s Office. Everyone, popular culture is driving kids to consume marijuana. When properly presented to parents, evidence of the influence of popular culture causes many to question the wisdom of surrendering to the drug culture through legalization. It is one of the best tools to educate the general public. The article below is just one more example of how the popular culture poisons the minds of our youth - once again provided by the train wreck known as Miley Cyrus. Monte Miley Cyrus: 'Smoke weed, not tobacco' Miley Cyrus performing at London's O2 Arena this week (Reuters) Miley Cyrus warned fans about the dangers of smoking cigarettes during a break in her comeback concert in London on Tuesday night, as she confessed she had to quit her nicotine habit because no one wanted to make out with her. The singer was back onstage after an April health crisis prompted her to scrap a series of shows on her Bangerz world tour, and she halted the fun to get serious when she smelled cigarette smoke at the O2 Arena. Addressing fans, she said, "It smells like somebody's smoking in here and you're not smoking the good stuff." Miley then encouraged fans with a nicotine habit to switch to weed, insisting, "You know weed has never killed anybody. Instead of smoking a cigarette, why don't you roll a fat joint." The Wrecking Ball singer added, "I used to smoke, I smoked for three years and they were the best three years of my life... but they (cigarettes) slowly started to kill me and I started looking old and I'm only and no one wanted to make out with me. "In the middle of smoking all these joints... I could get any guy and girl to make out with me, because my breath smelled so hot. "I love cigarettes but I can't smoke, so now I'm just trying to bring you guys all down with me, and make you not smoke either... I'm pissed off because I can't have a cigarette. I wish cigarettes didn't kill people, because then I would f**king smoke all day." Can you get fired for smoking medical marijuana? Fortune (blog) - 20 hours ago
3 FORTUNE -- Acceptance of medical marijuana, and the patients who medicate with marijuana, is sweeping state legislatures across the country. Flash Points: Senate has best medical marijuana bill St. Cloud Times - 5 minutes ago Which, if any, of the latest proposals legalizing medical marijuana do you support? Why or why not? I support the more liberal Senate version. Health insurers just say no to marijuana coverage WRIC-1 hour ago Patients who use medical marijuana for pain and other chronic symptoms... As a result of the obstacles, advocates for medicinal marijuana say insurers likely won't cover the drug in the next few years.... All rights reserved. SAM HEMP AG ERIC HOLDER 8 POINT POT POLICIES Deputy Attorney General James Cole also issued a three-and-a-half page memo to U.S. attorneys across the country on Thursday outlining eight priorities for federal prosecutors enforcing marijuana laws. According to the guidance, DOJ will still prosecute individuals or entities to prevent the below 8 points. In order to keep track of some of the 8 point factors across the nation, we will keep a list of these violations under each heading. It is clear that DOJ has sent a very confusing message to States dealing with the 8 point issues. It won t be the local DOJ office that has to deal with increase of marijuana use by kids, or increased DUID drivers, or diversion issues, this will be the responsibility of local law enforcement officials who lack the resources to enforce the increase use of pot in these areas. Possibly local DOJ offices will be involved in large grows on government lands, and large drug cartels/gangs, and abuse of local medical marijuana programs, but in essence DOJ has basically legalized marijuana across the nation by allowing marijuana storefronts and the sale of marijuana even though it is a federally illegal drug. 1. THE DISTRIBUTION OF MARIJUANA TO MINORS: 2. REVENUE FROM THE SALE OF MARIJUANA FROM GOING TO CRIMINAL ENTERPRISES, GANGS AND CARTELS: 3. THE DIVERSION OF MARJIUANA FROM STATES WHERE IT IS LEGAL UNDER STATE LAW IN SOME FORM TO OTHER STATES 4. STATE-AUTHORIZED MARIJUANA ACTIVITY FROM BEING USED AS A COVER OR PRETEXT FOR THE TRAFFICKING OF OTHER ILLEGAL DRUGS OR OTHER ILLEGAL ACTIVITY. 5. VIOLENCE AND THE USE OF FIREARMS IN THE CULTIVATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF MARIJUANA. 6. DRUGGED DRIVING AND THE EXACERBATON OF OTHER ADVERSE PUBLIC HEALTH CONSEQUENCES ASSOCIATED WITH MARIJUANA USE. 7. GROWING OF MARIJUANA ON PUBLIC LANDS AND THE ATTENDANT PUBLIC SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DANGERS POSED BY MARIJUANA PRODUCTION ON PUBLIC LANDS. 8. PREVENTING MARIJUANA POSSESSION OR USE ON FEDERAL PROPERTY. US NEWS ALASKA ALABAMA ARKANSAS ARIZONA
4 A Convicted Thief and a Chiropractor Claim Their Pot Company Isn't... Phoenix New Times-20 hours ago We spent all this money for the machine, and the customer can't use it."... The tight regulation of medical marijuana in Arizona includes... Foshay is convicted of killing former medical-pot partner Arizona Daily Star (blog)-1 hour ago... over a past partnership in a medical-marijuana-growing endeavor.... St. John said police did work other leads, but said all the evidence... CALIFORNIA Pot dispensary eyes Georgetown The Redding Pilot-by Kaitlin Bradshaw-1 hour ago There's been a great deal of ambiguity surrounding what is or what is not an appropriate location for a medical marijuana dispensary. All towns... Our Voice: DHS to go slowly on medical marijuana The Desert Sun - 38 minutes ago Desert Hot Springs is wise to go slow in its pursuit of medical marijuana dispensaries. Go very slow. It's a complicated venture, but it does have the potential to provide revenue to a city desperately in need - from sales tax and, if two-thirds of... Dear Ms. Gonzalez, We were concerned to see another media story Time to reclassify cannabis? By Robert Ross5 p.m. May 2, 2014, that completely avoided any mention of the harms of marijuana use. The story below ran last Saturday. We hope in the spirit of fairness and honesty the Union Tribune will publish our community essay (attached) this Saturday. Thank you in advance for your consideration. Scott Chipman CALMca.org Citizens Against Legalizing Marijuana PO Box 2995 Carmichael CA Scott Chipman is a father, grandfather, and co-chair volunteer of Citizens Against Legalization of Marijuana - CALMca.org Time to reclassify cannabis? By Robert Ross5 p.m.may 2, 2014 A nation of dopes quipped Gov. Jerry Brown when asked about legalizing cannabis. President Barack Obama s thoughts on cannabis were a little more entertaining: When I was a kid I inhaled frequently. That was the point. Astronomer and author Carl Sagan believed that cannabis helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world. But, perhaps Dr. Sanjay Gupta s (CNN s chief medical correspondent) statement about medical cannabis was the most telling: We have been terribly and systematically misled for nearly 70 years in the United States, and I apologize for my own role in that. The DEA has listed marijuana, or cannabis, as a Schedule 1 substance considered to be the most dangerous. As defined by the United States Controlled Substances Act, a Schedule 1 drug has a high potential for abuse, has no currently accepted medical use and lacks accepted safety standards for the use of the drug. It is on par with heroin. Yet this dangerous substance is being legally used in 20 states plus the District of Columbia to relieve the side effects of chemotherapy, reduce MS symptoms and to lessen seizure disorders. It was used by AIDS patients to counter the wasting syndrome experienced by many sufferers in the early 1990s. In the CNN special, Weed, Gupta spent a year studying the medicinal aspects of marijuana and concluded that the evidence in favor of marijuana as medicine is, in his own words: stunning. Gupta, a neurosurgeon, traveled to Israel, where extensive analysis is being done on cannabis by Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, who is considered the father of medical marijuana research. Dr. Mechoulam is credited with isolating tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main active compound of cannabis. He also identified the structure of cannabidiol (CBD) an important component of marijuana. Recent studies have shown that CBD turns off the gene that causes cancer cells to metastasize. Later, Gupta saw firsthand a 5-year-old in Colorado, who was suffering from hundreds of seizures a week, find dramatic relief by using a tincture derived from marijuana. This tincture was high in CBD and low in THC. According to Gupta, She was having seizures hundreds of times a week and her use of marijuana reduced that to no more than once a week. She had gone from virtually catatonic to a bubbly young girl. After talking to multiple families, hearing anecdotal stories, reviewing the studies, Gupta concluded that
5 cannabis can help those with pain-related maladies and seizures. When cannabis was decriminalized in Colorado and the state of Washington, the images shown on the nightly news were of mostly young people, disheveled looking, smoking pot in parks and celebrating their newfound freedom not of cancer patients using marijuana to relieve pain, or mature adults imbibing in the privacy of their homes. These were recreational users though, and like alcohol, recreational use needs a strict set of standards. The other side of the cannabis coin is the medical use of marijuana. From 1842 to 1900, cannabis made up half of all medicine sold in the U.S. Then, by the 1930s, the political climate had begun to view marijuana as a dangerous drug, and thus further medical studies were abandoned by the U.S. The federal government has made cannabis use illegal, while many states have made its use legal. The government states that there are no medical benefits to marijuana, while a world famous neurosurgeon (Gupta) witnessed firsthand the miraculous medicinal benefits of cannabis. The government has spent billions of dollars incarcerating individuals for marijuana use, while President Obama has publicly stated that he views marijuana as no more harmful than alcohol. But, in the U.S., there are approximately 88,000 deaths attributable to excessive alcohol use each year, while no one has ever died from using marijuana. These contradictions have spurred public debate. Americans are increasingly aware that the benefits of cannabis can no longer be ignored. A recent Gallup Poll shows that for the first time, the majority (58 percent) favor legalizing marijuana. It s time to take cannabis out of the Schedule 1 category and begin examining its potential as medicine. Ross is a San Diego writer who specializes in health and fitness articles. Community Essay Time to Stop Ignoring the Harms of Marijuana By Scott Chipman5 p.m. May 3, 2014 A recent survey of media stories on marijuana reveals that only 3 percent provide any information on the harms of smoking pot. It is well past time to get the entire story out. Dozens of nationally recognized medical associations have issued policy statements opposing smoked marijuana as medicine and warning of serious health risks. These organizations include: American Medical Association, American Cancer Society, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Lung Association, American Glaucoma Society, National Institutes for Health, and the FDA. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry just released a policy statement saying, Marijuana use is not benign, and adolescents are especially vulnerable to its many known adverse effects, including increased risk of psychotic, mood, anxiety and substance abuse disorders, and deleterious effects on brain development, cognition and social functioning. The academy opposes efforts to legalize marijuana for recreational or medicinal purposes, as both are likely to increase adolescent marijuana use and associated problems. Can there be cannabis-based medicines? Absolutely - we already have two that have been approved by the FDA and are available by doctor s prescription at a pharmacy: sativex (typically used to treat spasticity) and marinol (typically used to increase appetite in AIDS patients). And cannabidiol (CBD) has shown promise to help with seizure disorders such as Dravet Syndrome and is currently undergoing scientific study. Although high-cbd marijuana is plentiful there is almost no demand. That is because what nearly every marijuana customer wants is to get high and CBD does not deliver that high. Another marijuana component, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is what generates the high. Marijuana in the 1970 s contained about 2% THC. Today s hybridized marijuana is about 20% THC. And if that doesn t get you high enough, there are hash oils and other concentrates that contain up to 95% THC and can produce a gut-wrenching high. Pro-pot advocates continue to hide behind anecdotal evidence of the benefit of a high CBD droplet to make their case for high-thc smoked marijuana. Nearly 20 years ago the drug legalizers established their strategy: First, medicalize marijuana, then normalize it in our society to increase the number of users and the devoted (also known as the addicted), and then legalize it. Only a few recognized this strategy years ago but it is now unmistakably being acted out in front of us. If the media are going to cite anecdotes and the opinions of talking heads, let s also cite the many vetted scientific studies showing the harms of marijuana, such as increased risk of psychosis, depression, thoughts of suicide, emotional withdrawal, and addiction. Let s list the carcinogens in the marijuana smoke, many of which are in much greater concentrations than in cigarette smoke. Let s discuss the brain imaging studies showing dramatic changes in brain structure even for light to moderate marijuana users and the impact on reasoning skills. Let s discuss the studies indicating the mutagenic effects of marijuana use and how it may impact the future posterity of marijuana users. And, let s discuss the impacts of pot smoking on the developing fetus. The pro-pot advocates always say marijuana never killed anyone : Let s make sure to tell that to the families of the infants who have baked to death in cars because their pot-smoking parents forgot about them, or the toddlers who drowned in the pool because their pot-smoking parents did not wake up to supervise them, or the college student who hallucinated and jumped to his death after eating a marijuana-laced cookie, or the mother who was shot
6 in the head by her hallucinating husband after he consumed marijuana-infused candy. Let s also discuss the impacts of marijuana use on the rest of us and on society. Let s discuss the derailed lives of our kids that become addicted, or do poorly in school or drop out due to marijuana use. Let s talk about a recent national study that found 25% of fatal car crashes involved drivers who tested positive for marijuana. A pot advocate hearing this, said, That is a false statistic because many of these drivers had other drugs in their system. Really? That is supposed to convince us that marijuana use is not harmful or dangerous for those of us on the roads? If we are going to fully discuss marijuana let s do it in totality. And let s not take votes on what is or is not a medicine. That borders on the medieval. Testing and determining medicinal value, side effects and dangers is the job of the FDA. And, lastly, let s not legalize a dangerous drug because a few want to tune out to life and get high. Scott Chipman CALMca.org Citizens Against Legalizing Marijuana PO Box 2995 Carmichael CA San Jose: Marijuana grow houses have hidden dangers for residents, police, firefighters San Jose Mercury News - Wednesday, 7 May 2014 By Mark Emmons, Mark Gomez, Robert Solonga SAN JOSE -- The one-story house in the city's quiet Coyote Creek neighborhood wasn't particularly noteworthy. But inside, police found marijuana plants. And a dead body. Police have not said how the marijuana growing operation in the Eppling Lane house might be connected to the 26-year-old man who was shot to death there on March 17. But the homicide and two recent electrical fires in San Jose homes highlight the dangers that hidden city pot gardens can bring into unsuspecting communities. Illegal residential marijuana farms are hardly a new phenomenon in the Bay Area, but the numbers appear to be increasing at a time when law enforcement resources are dwindling and police are focused on more pressing priorities -- tracking violent crime, gang activity and keeping a patrol presence on the streets. "I'm comfortable saying that there are over 100 of these houses, and the majority are in the city of San Jose," said Sgt. John Spagnola, who heads the twoman Marijuana Eradication Team for the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, the only South Bay agency with deputies devoted solely to eradicating marijuana. "We have tips right now that we just haven't had time to deal with yet. We could constantly be busting them." Just how much the problem has grown is difficult to quantify, law enforcement officials said. Spagnola could only say they are receiving more investigative leads than they have in the past three years. Meanwhile, San Jose police no longer have a centralized method of tracking the number of these so-called grow houses after the Narcotics Covert Investigations unit became a casualty of department short-staffing two years ago. What is clear is that when these houses go up in smoke, as they often do, the result is a nightmare for firefighters responding to blazes caused by marijuana growers' shoddy handiwork in bypassing electrical meters to stay off the radar of PG&E. Often, the houses also have chemicals and mold inside. "It's basically a hazmat scene because it's a nursery with all these pesticides," said Capt. Cleo Doss of the San Jose Fire Department. "But a bigger issue is the electricity. It's an invisible killer. So if you make a wrong move, it can become very dangerous quickly." That, along with such other hazards as barred windows, prevents firefighters from aggressively battling a grow-house blaze.
7 They're left to focus on keeping the fire from spreading to other homes while they wait for PG&E to cut the power. "We wear protective clothing and breathing apparatus," added Vic Massenkoff, an investigator with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District. "But we have nothing to protect us from electrocution. We might as well be walking into a fire naked." Indoor pot operations often are in otherwise safe, quiet residential neighborhoods. From the outside, they look like regular houses, hiding in plain sight until they catch fire, which happened twice within four days in San Jose in March. "They want to blend into the neighborhood," said Special Agent Casey Rettig, of the Drug Enforcement Agency's San Francisco District. "They don't want to stand out." Growers usually rent homes, paying the owner in cash. They gut the interior and convert it into a sophisticated greenhouse with high-intensity lights and air-filtration systems. And the operations, Spagnola said, can produce several climate-controlled crops a year, netting growers more than $1 million annually. California, Rettig said, is "quite the hotbed" for cultivation because of the potency of the marijuana grown here. In 2013, about 54 percent of indoor marijuana plants seized in the United States came from California, according to DEA figures. "This has been building over the last couple of years," said Massenkoff, whose agency in February adopted new rules for fighting grow-house fires after dealing with 25 such blazes over the past three years. "There's a real demand for California indoor bud everywhere, including on the East Coast." In the South Bay, grow houses are often run by gangs affiliated with Vietnamese coffee houses, Spagnola said. San Jose police are tight-lipped about the fatal shooting of Tony Thanh Nhan Nguyen at the Eppling Lane house, which also served as a school bus stop. There have been no arrests. Sources said pot was being grown on the premises. Darryl Ospring, a Coyote Creek Neighborhood Association board member, said there were two grow houses in the community previously. The first was discovered when a fire destroyed an indoor pot farm about three years ago. A year later, the association reported another suspicious house that turned out to be a grow operation. But the homicide, Ospring said, has sent shivers through the neighborhood. "The murder has thrown us for loop," said Ospring, 61, who has lived there for 34 years. "It's shocking because we have worked so hard to make this neighborhood safe." In the past, San Jose's dedicated narcotics unit investigated grow houses. But now, any San Jose police investigations on the houses falls upon the already overtaxed patrol force -- when available. "You need search warrants, an entry team, a perimeter team," said Sgt. Heather Randol, a police spokeswoman. "It's scarcely done. We know the importance of stopping grow houses, because they bring crime and blight, and the theft of power affects everybody. We need to find the resources to do that." Spagnola's team with the Sheriff's Office typically investigates the kind of cases that resulted in the January arrest of three people and the seizure of more than $700,000 in pot -- including 307 plants -- at two homes. One house, not far from an elementary school, was guarded by a pit bull. The second was a 2,800-square-foot, million-dollar-plus home located near a golf course. But now the unit is gearing up for the outdoor growing season, and that complicates investigations of indoor grow houses. Ospring said her neighbors believe more needs to be done to combat the problem.
8 "We don't want this on the back burner," she said. "It shouldn't be swept under the rug." Contact Mark Emmons or follow him at Twitter.com/markedwinemmons or Mark Gomez at or follow him at Twitter.com/markmgomez DOMESTIC CANNABIS ERADICATION/SUPPRESSION National statistics 4,395,240 total indoor and outdoor cultivated plants 361,727 indoor plants 4,033,513 outdoor plants California statistics 2,903,887 total indoor and outdoor cultivated plants 196,096 indoor plants 2,707,791 outdoor plants Source: Drug Enforcement Agency TELLTALE SIGNS OF AN INDOOR MARIJUANA GROW OPERATION Windows are always dark with blinds drawn shut. Additional water lines and/or electrical cords running into the residence. Excessive security such as guard dogs, cameras, fencing and "keep out" signs. People seen entering with unrecognizable equipment as well as building materials and agricultural items such as plastic sheeting, piping, fertilizer bags, potting soil and pots. Unusual traffic, such as tenants coming and going at odd hours. Little or no garbage is brought to the curb each week. Strong and strange odors coming from the house. Heavy condensation on the inside of the windows or roof. Humming sound of fans or generators. Source: Drug Enforcement Agency Marijuana May Heal Health Problems That Come With Old Age... San Diego Free Press-37 minutes ago AlterNet recently ran an article on a teen who beat terminal brain cancer... When they develop medical problems they are prescribed all these... CONNECTICUT COLORADO Colorado Marijuana Legalization Highlights Potential Alaska Problems KTUU.com-7 hours ago On Nome Street and 49th Avenue, you'll find Medicine Man, a shop... All of the retailers licensed to sell recreational marijuana began as... Colorado Group To Provide Free Medical Marijuana To Veterans Huffington Post Written by 16 hours ago Matt Ferner To qualify for OG4V's program, a veteran must have been diagnosed with a serious medical condition and must have received a recommendation from his or her physician for medical cannabis as treatment. Because OG4V is funded through donations and... Up in smoke: How marijuana shops in Colorado are protecting themselves from losses
9 By Grant Hatchimonj, May 6, :39AM The moment I walk into the 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, Colorado, I'm approached by a security guard, taser on his hip, who requests my identification. As I fumble around in my wallet for my driver's license, I take a look around the lobby and spot at least three different cameras staring right back at me -- and this was after walking past multiple cameras outside just to get in the front door. Colorado lawmakers approve plan for marijuana banking Updated: 07 May :32 PM Colorado lawmakers approved the first financial system for the marijuana industry Wednesday, a network of uninsured cooperatives designed to give pot businesses a way to access basic banking services. The plan seeks to move the marijuana industry away from its cash-only roots. Banks routinely reject pot businesses for even basic services such as checking accounts because they fear running afoul of federal law, which considers marijuana and its proceeds illegal. The result: Pot shop owners deal in large amounts of cash, which makes them targets for criminals. Or they try to find ways around the problem, like drenching their proceeds in air freshener to remove the stink of marijuana and try to fool traditional banks into accepting their money. Colorado became the first state to allow recreational pot sales, which started Jan. 1. Washington state will follow suit, with retail sales expect to start in July. The U.S. Treasury Department said in February that banks could serve the marijuana industry under certain conditions. With the industry emerging from the underground, states want to track marijuana sales and collect taxes. It s a lot easier to do that when the businesses have bank accounts. But most banks have shrugged at the Treasury guidelines, calling them too onerous to accept marijuana-related clients. The result is a marijuana industry that still relies largely on cash, a safety risk for operators and a concern for Colorado s pot regulators. The bill approved Wednesday would allow marijuana businesses to pool money in cooperative s, but the co-ops would on take effect if the U.S. Federal Reserve agrees to allow them to do things like accept credit cards or checks. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper supports the pot bank plan and is expected to sign it into law, though a spokesman said Wednesday the governor had yet to review the final language. Lawmakers from both parties supported the banking co-ops as a way to properly audit marijuana shops and to make sure they re paying all their taxes. Dispensary owners came to the Capitol this session to tell of their difficulties paying taxes and utilities in cash and the dangers of dealing in cash. It is very easy to see somebody get killed over this issue, Marijuana Industry Group Director Michael Elliott testified last month. The plan had bipartisan support, though some Republicans said that the effort won t pass federal muster. A few banks are accepting marijuana clients in light of the federal regulations. Numerica Credit Union in eastern Washington state is accepting limited business from marijuana growers and processors, The Spokesman-Review reported Wednesday. Colorado pot shop owners say a small number of credit unions will do business with them, too, though no banks or credit unions have said so publicly. Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press DC
10 DELAWARE FLORIDA Poll shows widespread support of medical marijuana Florida Courier - 54 minutes ago A poll released Monday shows that 88 percent of Florida voters support allowing adults to legally use marijuana for medical purposes, bolstering the arguments of advocates who have placed a constitutional amendment on the November ballot seeking... Medical marijuana on a roll in Sunshine State The News-Press - 19 hours ago With six months to go before the November ballot, it appears the wave of support for legalization of medical marijuana is building to a crescendo. Police responding to burglary call find marijuana grow house in Palm Bay Link to video: Posted: 4:21 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014 PALM BAY, Fla. HAWAII IDAHO ILLINOIS Warren County men hope to open medical marijuana facility Monmouth Daily Review Atlas-2 hours ago All marijuana plants must be grown inside the building and tracked.... Illinois' medical marijuana law is considered among the strictest in the... INDIANA IOWA KANSAS KENTUCKY LOUISIANA MASSACHUETTES MAINE MARYLAND Marijuana boom spawns ancillary businesses Baltimore Sun-3 hours ago "We're selling shovels in a gold rush is all we're doing," said Rich Nagle,... received his first medical marijuana card, Weedmaps grossed about... Chesterfield to appeal medical marijuana court ruling New Baltimore Voice Newspapers-18 minutes ago Chesterfield Township officials have decided to appeal a recent district court ruling involving the Michigan Medical
11 Marijuana Act and a... MICHIGAN Roadside saliva testing for drugged-driving suspects dropped from bill Detroit Free Press-14 hours ago And there's the issue of, 'I can have medical marijuana a month ago but I'll still have... provision until the Free Press called him last month for an article.... and not just for marijuana but for all of the controlled substances,... MINNESOTA Medical marijuana: Law enforcement is open to careful first steps East Central Minnesota Post Review-1 hour ago But when it comes to the high-profile medical marijuana debate, we... than any current proposed marijuana bill that we all continue to debate. MISSISSIPPI MISSOURI Springfield City Council Tried to Stop Marijuana Reform Vote, Now Has to Pay Up $225,000 By Ray Downs Tue., May at 10:45 AM A coalition of groups working toward marijuana reform has earned a six-figure settlement from the City of Springfield after council members there unconstitutionally quashed a petition to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. Now Springfield will have to pay $225,000 to those pro-reform groups. It all started back in 2012 when Show-Me Cannabis and the American Victory Coalition introduced a citizen-funded ballot initiative slated for the November 2012 election. But according to the lawsuit complaint filed in July 2013, Springfield City Council tried to be slick and prevented the measure from going to the voters by passing it themselves with the sole intention of immediately repealing it, which they did. See also: Show-Me Cannabis Seeks Marijuana Decriminalization Law in Springfield Joseph "Chip" Sheppard, an attorney for the pro-reform groups that sued Springfield, called the move a "callous and reckless trampling of our clients' free speech, due process and equal protection rights under the Missouri and United States constitutions." A trial in federal court was scheduled to begin this summer, but both sides instead agreed to a settlement of $225,000 last week. Despite paying out a quarter-million dollars dollars to groups that the Springfield City Council tried to shut down through not-soclever politicking, those city officials are not admitting any wrongdoing on the record. "Neither party admitted fault, and the matter was settled 'with prejudice,' meaning the plaintiff may not file a new complaint based on the same transactions and/or occurrences," city officials say. Nonetheless, Maranda Reynolds, one of the principal figures in the lawsuit against the city, told the Springfield News-Leader that "the money certainly shows that the city has finally recognized that it trampled our free-speech and equal-protection rights guaranteed to us under the Missouri and U.S. constitutions." See also: Reefer Rumble! Show-Me Cannabis Debates Missouri Drug Cop on Marijuana Legalization KSMU reports that taxpayers will be on the hook for $50,000. The other $175,000 will be paid through insurance. And Dan Wichmer, the city's attorney, said paying $225,000 was the most cost-efficient way to settle the matter.
12 "Given the complexity of the litigation and the amount of time both parties have put into prosecuting and defending the claim, our insurance representatives felt it was in the best interest of all parties to end this costly endeavor," Wichmer says. According to a statement from John Payne, executive director of Show-Me Cannabis, most of the $225,000 will go toward lawyer fees, but the rest will go to the group's efforts to get marijuana legalization on the 2016 ballot. See also: Missouri's New Marijuana Laws Are "Small Step" Forward "The settlement with the City of Springfield was a true compromise in that nobody left totally happy with it," Payne says. "However, we are quite happy that the council now understands that they cannot pull a fast one and expect to get away with it, and that we can now turn the page on this incident and concentrate more fully on our efforts to reform cannabis laws at the state level." He adds: "There is a delicious irony to the fact that the city government that worked so hard to attack and disrespect our efforts will now be one of our largest contributors." MONTANA NEBRASKA NORTH CAROLINA NORTH DAKOTA NEVADA 5/7-5:30pm - Reno Considers Medical Marijuana Ordinances KTVN-11 hours ago "WE ARE A SIN STATE ANYWAY, SO LET'S GO ALL THE WAY." ADVOCATES FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS ARE... Reduction in dispensaries concerns North Las Vegas medical pot... Las Vegas Review-Journal-8 minutes ago... any better for North Las Vegas medical marijuana users, some of whom... all five dispensaries allocated to the city as part of the realignment. Court: Nevada lawyers can give advice on medical marijuana Las Vegas Review-Journal - 15 hours ago CARSON CITY - The Nevada Supreme Court on Wednesday amended the state rules of professional conduct for lawyers to allow them to counsel clients on the state's medical marijuana laws. The new comment, added unanimously by the six members of... NEW HAMPSHIRE NEW YORK Protect Our Society New York Dr. Alan Berkenwald: Why I won't prescribe medical marijuana GazetteNET - 20 hours ago NORTHAMPTON - In a recent Gazette editorial on the subject of medical marijuana, we doctors are told to be bold and rise to the challenge of the newest medical emergency in our community - the urgent need to certify patients for medical marijuana. NEW JERSEY NEW MEXICO OHIO Medical Marijuana Supporters In Ohio Say They Have Met Petition Goals 10TV #
13 Supporters of Medical Marijuana in Ohio say they had hundreds of volunteers at precincts on primary election day and exceeded their expectations on... OREGON Protect our Society See video in below article Medical marijuana enforcement rules in a haze KTVZ - 11 hours ago Oregon state laws says medical marijuana shops must be more than 1,000 feet apart. It's hard pill to swallow for Harsell, who said he put much time, effort and money into his facility, not knowing his application would be considered by the order in... BEND, Ore. - They came, they sold, and now some medical marijuana shops are closing. "It's heart-breaking knowing all the time and money that I put into this, and it didn't get me anywhere," High Grade Organics owner Nick Harsell said Wednesday. Harsell is the owner of one of four shops in Bend that have been denied registration by the Oregon Health Authority. MORE FROM KTVZ.COM Bend marijuana shop still open despite state denial Eight other cannabis shops in the city have been approved. The stores required to shut down received letters of "proposed denial" from the state. High Grade Organics and CannaCopia Collective are two dispensaries that were found to be out of compliance with state law. "We approved another dispensary that had their application in before the CannaCopia application," said Tom Burns, director of the OHA's pharmacy program. High Grade Organics also lost the race of registration to nearby Garden King. closing for the same reason as CannaCopia -- they are too close to another registered dispensary. Oregon state laws says medical marijuana shops must be more than 1,000 feet apart. It's hard pill to swallow for Harsell, who said he put much time, effort and money into his facility, not knowing his application would be considered by the order in which it was received alone. "I worked on my application for months and months and months to be fully compliant," Harsell said. "And to realize it all came down to a click of a button, and the time stamp was more important than becoming fully compliant." Burns said full compliance is not required in order to apply, and dispensaries granted licenses have extra time to get up to code. Still, two months into the medical marijuana program, the state does not know who's following the rules on the High Desert. Burns said none of the state's three inspectors have set foot in Bend. It's on the to-do list. "We'll be checking up on those dispensaries that we've approved, as well as verifying that we have denied an application to are in fact closed," Burns said. It's a little too late, considering OHA and police say a Bend shop was operating illegally for weeks after its application was denied. CannaCopia only recently shut its doors, even though OHA sent them a proposed denial letter back in mid-april, noting the shop was too close to the Herbal Center. On Tuesday, Bend police delivered a letter to the dispensary, telling owners they were operating illegally. "They (were) in violation of the law and subject to both criminal action and we can start the process to impose civil penalties on them," Burns said Tuesday.
14 Easier said then done. "This is all brand new, so we're working very hard to figure out where we should go with this," Bend police Capt. Ken Stenkamp said Wednesday. Stenkamp said the department will look to the Oregon Health Authority to take the lead. "We're not in the business of shutting businesses down," he said. "The way this was put together is, primarily the enforcement is through the Oregon Health Authority through a civil process." Burns said OHA will fine illegal shops $500 a day, but also must rely on local police to enforce the law. "We can impose civil penalties, but law enforcement must be the ones to physically close and lock the door of a dispensary," Burns said. So far, it's a new program where the questions are high and the answers hazy. Some state regulations are going through the approval process, with four upcoming hearings, including one in Bend on May 22nd. The Oregon Health Authority wants to make it clear that marijuana shops that are sent a proposed letter of denial are not allowed to operate during the appeals process. Other rules dispensaries must follow include being a certain distance away from schools, installing proper security, and keeping track of patient information. Medical marijuana in Oregon: The Oregonian investigates butane hash oil explosions Medical marijuana dispensary moratoriums in another 14 Oregon cities The Columbian 1 day ago Medical marijuana dispensary moratoriums in another 14 Oregon cities By LIZZY Duffy Oregon Public Broadcasting Published: May 6, 2014, 10:15 AMA A PORTLAND Fourteen more cities and another county have submitted their moratoriums on medical marijuana dispensaries to the Oregon Health Authority. Now, 142 of Oregon s 242 cities and 26 of 36 counties have temporarily banned dispensaries in compliance with Senate Bill 1531 the law that allows medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon and empowers counties and cities to enact a one-year moratorium by May 1. The new additions to the list include rural cities (Arlington) and metro-area suburbs (Canby and Hillsboro), coastal towns (Cannon Beach) and Southern Oregon cities (Chiloquin.) The latest county to join the moratorium ranks is Yamhill County, at the heart of Oregon s wine country. But the number of bans could still grow because the state didn t set a deadline for counties and cities to report their moratoriums. OHA spokeswoman Karynn Fish says they still haven t received some notifications that local officials sent through snail mail.
15 REGARDING SB1351c Moratorium banning marijuana facilities-sample moratorium ordinances available, just request. Please note there have been two sample ordinances provided for Cities and Counties. The OACP Sample Moratorium attached is the one that will likely be used after talking with City/County Attorney s. It would be encouraged that every County and City in all States review the possibility of implementing ordinances which would ban marijuana facilities as the impacts to communities are simply too great. City and County officials across Oregon are reviewing these types of ordinances, taking into consideration State preemption laws and State laws in which Federal law and State law on an issue are in direct contravention of each other, potentially opening up the door of civil and/or criminal liabilities upon subordinate aspects of State government, such as counties and municipalities. Other states have successfully put into place ordinances that have banned marijuana dispensaries and marijuana grow sites, established moratoriums, and as well banned marijuana sales and food facilities in States like Colorado who have legalized marijuana. Many cities and counties are adding to their business license process that businesses must not be in violation of State and Federal laws, which include but not limited to sales/distribution of marijuana or any products containing terahydrocannabinol (THC). Missouri in Ray County which is not a so-called medical marijuana state, has put an ordinance together that does prohibit the actions/activities and shall not support or sanction any actions/activities within the geographic boundaries of Ray County which is in violation of Federal law, to include, but not limited to sales/distribution of marijuana or any products containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). UPDATE ON HB3460 REGARDING: HB3460 Directs Oregon Health Authority to establish registration system for medical marijuana facilities for transferring usable marijuana from registry identification cardholders, designated primary caregivers of registry identification cardholders or marijuana grow sites to medical marijuana facilities and from medical marijuana facilities to registry identification cardholders or designated primary caregivers of registry identification cardholders. Oregon Cities/Counties have the right to ban to May 1, 2015, while others are allowed to regulate, time, manner, place if they want. This will be litigated at the May 1, 2015 Sunset date. 1. RECAP OF OHA LICENSE REQUESTS Multnomah County 39 Lane County 1 st licensed issues-the Greener Side/OHA 4 Benton County 10 Clackamas County 4 Clatsop County 1 Columbia County 4 Coos County 3 Curry County 16 Deschutes County 5 Douglas County 2 Hood River 19 Jackson County 3 Josephine County 3 Klamath County 10 Lincoln County 4 Malheur County 13 Marion County 2 Polk County 1 Umatilla County 1 Union 4 Washington County 1 Yamhill County Counties where no dispensaries applied: Baker, Crook, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Lake, Morrow, Sherman and Tillamook, Wallowa, Wasco and Wheeler. 3/29/14 22 Oregon medical marijuana shops have now received state approval as Oregon continues to roll out its registry program. The Oregon Health Authority reported 14 more dispensaries had been approved by late Friday, on top of the eight approved last week. 9 Portland has the most registered shops 5 Eugene 2 Bend 2 Salem 1 Springfield 1 Corvallis
16 1 Hermiston 1 shop declined to have its location disclosed. The agency has processed 102 of 301 applications submitted since March 3. A total of 41 applicants have been granted provisional licenses until their security systems are in place, 39 applications have been denied. Reasons for denial include incomplete information or locations within 1,000 feet of a school or another dispensary. RECAP OF OREGON CITIES WHO ARE BANNING MARIJUANA STOREFRONTS 36 counties 241 cities CITIES THAN HAVE BANNED AND IN PROCESS OF BANS COUNTIES THAT HAVE BANNED AND LOOKING TO BAN Over 32 out of 36 known counties have banned/moratorium Over 200 cities out of 241 known cities have banned/moratorium 4 COUNTIES known Regulated-Multnomah, LANE, HARNEY, BENTON 13 known CITIES REGULATED Klamath, Veneta, Bend, Corvallis, Portland, Talent, Central Point, Albany, Astoria, Springfield, Independence, Cottage Grove, Hood River, https://twitter.com/search? q=%23mmot&src=hash BANNED Counties Linn County Linn County Banned based on Federal laws *Linn County In Linn County by code; Linn County cannot accept a development permit the violates "state and federal laws". That means that no discussion can take place until the federal government changes federal statute. This language is regulated under state statute as part of the comprehensive land use plan. It requires the DLCD board to find Linn County in violation and start enforcement action. I don't see that happening. The application language has not been uniform across our cities. They are now discussing that. So for Linn County to be a approached by a "dispensary" for a development application, we cannot accept it because it is illegal under federal statute to produce and distribute classified drugs. Linn County Linn County 1 yr moratorium Yamhill County Yamhill County 1 year Temporary ban bases on Federal law need to look at zoning Umatilla County Umatilla County 1 yr moratorium Washington County Washington County In process of banning Marion County Marion County Resolution to oppose based on federal law Looking at stricter zoning laws as well Josephine county Josephine County Banned based on Federal law Jackson County Jackson County Banned based on Federal law Lincoln County Lincoln County Moratorium Malheur County Malheur County Banned based on Federal law Tillamook County Tillamook County Moratorium/Ban 1 year Deschutes County Deschutes County Moratorium/Ban 1 year Clackamas County Clackamas County 1 yr moratorium Crook County Crook County Moratorium/Ban 1 year Yamhill County Yamhill County banned for 1 yr based on federal law Klamath County Klamath County 1 yr moratorium Douglas County Douglas County 1 yr moratorium Wheeler County Wheeler County 1 yr moratorium Polk County Polk County 1 yr moratorium Morrow County Morrow County 1 yr moratorium Union County Morrow County 1 yr moratorium Hood River County Hood River County 6 month moratorium Washington County Washington County 1 yr moratorium Morrow County Morrow County 1 yr moratorium Clatsop County Clatsop County 6 month moratorium Gilliam County Gilliam County 1 yr moratorium Sherman County Sherman County 1 yr moratorium Curry County Curry Count 1 yr moratorium Wallowa County Wallowa County 1 yr moratorium Wasco County Wasco County 1 yr moratorium COUNTY Coos County Coos County Considering Moratorium Lane County Lane County Looking at 1 year moratorium Jefferson County Jefferson County Multnomah County Multnomah County Neighborhoods asking for moratorium Benton County Benton County
17 ZONING RESTRICTIONS Cities FEDERAL LAWS TEMP BAN Medford Jackson County Banned Business License based on federal laws PERMANENT MORATORIUM Sandy Clackamas County Banned Business license based on federal laws with a backup in zoning restrictions Dallas Polk County Banned Business license based on federal Laws Gresham Multnomah County Banned Business License based on federal laws moratorium Wood Village Multnomah County Banned Business License based on federal laws Hillsboro Washington County 4 mo. Temp ban-zoning issues within the City absent zoning regulations endangers community Sherwood Washington County 150 day ban based on federal law, fears lawsuit, looking at zoning issues Stayton Marion County Banned Business license based on federal laws Wilsonville Clackamas County Banned Business license based on federal laws Oregon City Clackamas County Banned Business license based on federal laws and 1 year moratorium Baker City Baker County Banned based on federal law 3330 Ord. with review of business license language and zoning changes Grants Pass Jackson County Banned-business license based on federal laws Tigard Washington County Temp Ban on fence w/whether Federal Court issue and State clarification Gladstone Clackamas County Business license based on federal laws 1 year moratorium Beaverton Washington County Business license Federal law 6 mo ban time to research impacts/looking at zoning regs. Looking to extend ban 12/31/15 Cornelius Washington County 4 month ban-buying time to research zoning issues Lebanon Linn County Business registration Federal Law Looking at moratorium Coos Bay Coos County Banned 1 year federal laws Temp ban on fence Moratorium Looking at options but want prohibited North Bend Coos County Moratorium Redmond Deschutes County Banned business license federal law Moratorium Madras Jefferson County Banned business license federal law Metolius Jefferson County Banned business license federal law Prineville Crook County Banned business license federal law Tualatin Washington County 10 mo temp ban looking for zoning or business license options-looking TO EXTEND BAN Milwaukie Clackamas county Banned 10 mo temp ban Hermiston Umatilla County Banned based on federal law Sisters Deschutes County Banned based on federal law looking at moratorium Wilsonville Clackamas County Banned based on federal law business license 1 yr moratorium Clatskanie Columbia County Banned Harrisburg Linn County Banned Toledo Lincoln County Gervais Marion County All locations within the city are within a 1000 of a school Scio Linn County Allow in a commercial as per state/federal laws, 1000 aways from school from school allows 2 Dayton Yamhill County moratorium Winston Douglas County Banned based on federal law Scappoose Columbia County Banned based on federal law John Day Grant County Banned based on federal law Woodburn Marion County Temp ban while looking at prohibiting and regulation requirements Monmouth Polk County Moratorium ban Nehlam Tillamook County Banned based on federal law business license Bay City Tillamook County 6 month moratorium Girabaldi Tillamook County Banned based on business license federal law Florence Lane County 1 year temp ban based on federal law Gold Hill Jackson County Bans pot stores w/attempt to look at regulations Mill City Linn county moratorium Jefferson Marion County zoning laws ban them La Pine Deschutes County moratorium Roseburg Douglas County 1 year moratorium Bandon Coos County 120 day moratorium Eagle Point Jackson County 1 year ban
18 Central Point Jackson County Regulation ordinance Junction City Lane County 1 yr moratorium Elgin Union County 1 yr moratorium Woodburn Marion County 1 yr moratorium Reedsport Douglas County 1 yr moratorium Falls City Polk county Banned based on business license and federal law John Day Grant County Banned McMinneville Yamhill County 180 day moratorium Oakridge Lane County 1 yr moratorium Woodvillage Multnomah County 1 yr moratorium Banks Washington County 1 yr moratorium Newberg Yamhill County 1 yr moratorium Molalla Clackamas County 1 yr moratorium Nyssa Malheur County 1 yr moratorium Pendleton Umatilla County 1 yr moratorium Shady Cover Jackson County 1 yr moratorium Cannon Beach Clatsop County 1 yr moratorium Lake Oswego Clackamas County 1 yr moratorium Rufus Sherman County 1 yr moratorium Joseph Wallowa County 1 yr moratorium Merrill Klamath County 1 yr moratorium West Linn Clackamas County 1 yr moratorium Forest Grove Washington County 1 yr moratorium Warrenton Clatsop 1 yr moratorium Myrtle Point Coos County 1 yr moratorium Brookings Curry county 1 yr moratorium Fairview Multnomah County 1 yr moratorium Keizer Marion County 150 day moratorium Brownsville Linn County 1 yr moratorium Athena Umatilla County 1 yr moratorium Boardman, Heppner, Ione, Irrigon, Lexington Morrow County 1 yr moratorium Aumsville Marion County 1 yr moratorium Carlton Yamhill County 1 yr moratorium Central Point Jackson County 1 yr moratorium Cave Junction Josephine County Asking for Declaratory Federal Judgment Coburg Lane County 1 yr moratorium Columbia City Columbia County 1 yr moratorium Detroit Marion county 1 yr moratorium Donald Marion County 1 yr moratorium Elkton Douglas County 1 yr moratorium Enterprise Wallowa County 1 yr moratorium Estacada Clackamas County 1 yr moratorium Myrtle Creek Douglas County 1 yr moratorium Troutdale Multnomah County 1 yr moratorium Forest Grove Washington County 1 yr moratorium Fairview Multnomah County 1 yr moratorium Halsey Linn County 1 yr moratorium Coquille Coos County 1 yr moratorium Canby Clackamas County banned based on federal law Gladstone Clackamas County banned based on federal law Hubbard Marion County 1 yr moratorium Island City Union County 1 yr moratorium King City Washington County 1 yr moratorium Layfayette Yamhill County 1 yr moratorium Lebanon Linn County 1 yr moratorium Manzanita Tillamook County 1 yr moratorium Merrill Klamath County 1 yr moratorium Monmouth Polk County 1 yr moratorium Mount Angel Marion County 1 yr moratorium Oakridge Lane County 1 yr moratorium Sheridan Yamhill County 1 yr moratorium St. Helens Columbia County 1 yr moratorium Stanfield Umatilla County 1 yr moratorium Umatilla Umatilla County 1 yr moratorium Turner Marion County 1 yr moratorium Vale Malheur County 1 yr moratorium Banks Washington County 1 yr moratorium Amity Yamhill County 1 yr moratorium Sherwood Washington County Temp Ban on federal laws temp ban looking for zoning regulations-buying time
19 Seaside Clatsop County Banning business license federal laws Jacksonville Jackson County Banning business license federal laws Rogue River Jackson County 1 yr moratorium Phoenix Jackson County Banning not sure how 4 month moratorium Looking at zoning options Ontario Malheur County Banning based on business license federal law Looking at zoning issues as well Silverton Marion In process of 1 yr moratorium Gearhart Clatsop County 1 yr moratorium Mill City Linn County Banning based on business license North Powder Union County 1 yr moratorium Adams Umatilla County 1 yr moratorium Pendleton Umatilla County 1 yr moratorium Happy Valley Clackamas County 1 yr moratorium Gold Beach Curry County 1 yr moratorium Port Orford Curry County 1 yr moratorium Lakeside Coos County 1 yr moratorium Florence Lane County 1 yr moratorium Cannon Beach Clatsop County 1 yr moratorium Lincoln City Lincoln County 1 yr moratorium Silez Lincoln County 1 yr moratorium Depot Bay Lincoln County 1 yr moratorium Philomath Benton County 1 yr moratorium Vernonia Columbia County 1 yr moratorium Sutherlin Douglas County 1 yr moratorium Coburg Lane County 1 yr moratorium IN THE PROCESS OF BANNING Cities Creswell Lane County Looking at a 1 yr moratorium LaGrande Union County Looking at 1 yr moratorium IN PROCESS OF GOING GREEN Cities Portland Multnomah County Already has 71 illegal dispensaries that they have allowed to operate without any law enforcement compliance Ashland Jackson County Actually had a business license law that didn t allow them and they voted to remove the word unlawful Ashland reconsidering a moratorium because of community backlash 3/23/14 AID=/ /NEWS/ /-1/NEWSMAP Ashland passes limited pot moratorium Bend Deschutes County Mayor says he has had no complaints w/existing locations Corvallis Benton County In the process of deciding McMinneville Yamhill County Regulation ordinance Klamath Falls Klamath County Regulation ordinance Talent Jackson County Regulation ordinance Independence Polk County Regulation-as council does not have authority over business or zoning Veneta Lane County Looking at 1 year moratorium rejected moratorium Lyons Linn county No ban, doing nothing Springfield Lane Voted against moratorium Astoria Clatsop voted down the 1 yr moratorium Cottage Grove Lane County sidestepped moratorium and regulation Hood River Hood River regulation Albany Linn County regulation Sweet Home Linn County regulation Idanha Marion County regulation La Grande Union County regulation Counties Lane Lane County regulation Multnomah Multnomah County regulation Harney County Harney County regulation Benton Benton County regulation See recap below of those cities and counties who have banned or are in the process of banning/moratoriums and in some cases
20 those who already have bans in their business license language and are changing it to incorporate pot stores. Some cities have indicated that they will allow pot stores-these are listed in green. Baker - Baker City, Greenhorn, Haines, Halfway, Hereford, Huntington, Oxbow, Richland, Sumpter, Unity, Wingville Baker City-banning-prohibits marijuana storefronts with a review as well to adjust their business license language-unanimous vote Benton - Blodgett, Corvallis, Devitt, Monroe, North Albany, Philomath, Summit Corvallis-regulating Benton County-regulating Philomath-1 yr moratorium Clackamas - Beaver Creek, Canby, Estacada, Gladstone, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Molalla, Oak Grove, Oregon City, Redland, Sandy, Tualatin, West Linn, Wilsonville, Happy Valley Clackamas County 1 yr moratorium Wilsonville-banned 1 yr moratorium Oregon City-Banned business license and moratorium Gladstone-temp ban, looking at regulation and business license language 1 year moratorium Sandy-1/21/14-Council unanimously voted to ban pot stores in a new ordinance called compliance with U.S. Controlled Substances Act, back up regulation ban, and 1 yr moratorium Happy Valley-in process, talking about regulating them Molalla-1yr moratorium Milwaukie-banned-tem 10 mo. Canby-banned based on federal law Lake Owego-1 yr moratorium West Linn-1 yr moratorium Estacada-1 yr moratorium Clatsop - Astoria, Cannon Beach, Gearhart, Seaside, Warrenton Warrenton-1 yr moratorium Astoria-voted down the 1 yr moratorium Seaside-in process of banning Clatsop County-6 month moratorium b bb2963f4.html Cannon Beach looking at 1 yr moratorium baa0-11e3-b a4bcf887a.html Columbia - Clatskanie, Columbia City, Deer Island, Goble, Marshland, Milton, Mist, Prescott, Rainier, Scappoose, St. Helens, Vernonia, Warren Vernonia-1 yr moratorium Columbia City-1 yr moratorium Clatskanie-banned Scappoose-banned St. Helens-1 yr moratorium Coos - Bandon, Barview, Bunker Hill, Coos Bay, Coquille, Eastside, Lakeside, Myrtle Point, North Bend, Powers, Remote Lakeside-1 yr moratorium Myrtle Point-1 yr moratorium Bandon-in process of banning 120 day moratorium 4 months Coos Bay votes for a year long ban on dispensaries North Bend 6 month Moratorium Coquille-considering moratorium Coos County considering moratorium