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Many Dispensaries Plan To Balance Medical And Recreational Marijuana

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 30, 2015

We'll ask how some medical pot dispensaries are thinking about their new customer base, since as of Oct. 1, they'll be able to sell to those who are not marijuana card holder.

Medical And Recreational Marijuana Regulations

OPB | Broadcast: May 21, 2015

Oregon lawmakers are considering changes to the state's medical marijuana system while also working out new regulations for legal, recreational pot.

Lawmakers Reach A Stalemate Over Pot Rules

OPB | Broadcast: May 13, 2015

Oregon lawmakers charged with creating statewide rules for recreational marijuana are at odds over how medical pot will be affected.

Two Bills Look To Change Medical Marijuana In Washington

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 8, 2015

THURSDAY: One bill would keep medical marijuana shops from selling dried bud, while another would get rid of medical pot shops altogether.

Oregon Town Hall: Pot In 2015

OPB | Dec. 12, 2014

THURSDAY: Come to Rontoms bar in SE Portland to discuss the practical and social implications of legalizing marijuana. Come at 7:30 p.m.

Blumenauer Wants Vets To Have Access To Medical Marijuana

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 2, 2014

TUESDAY: Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) recently introduced a bill that would allow Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical marijuana to their patients. 

Oregon Cities Weigh Local Pot Taxes Ahead of November Vote

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 19, 2014

FRIDAY: If recreational marijuana is legalized in Oregon, some cities want to cash in by taxing it at the local level.

Southern Oregon Town Asks Federal Judge To Rule on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

OPB | Broadcast: April 21, 2014

MONDAY: The Cave Junction City Council voted to ask a federal court to reconcile state and federal laws on medical marijuana dispensaries.

Local Governments Weigh Options For Dispensaries

OPB | Broadcast: March 19, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Cities and counties in Oregon are deciding whether to ban medical marijuana dispensaries, add regulations to them, or allow them to move forward under a new state law.

What's Still On The Table In Washington's Legislature?

OPB | Broadcast: March 3, 2014

MONDAY: With about two weeks left in Washington's 2014 legislative session, we'll get an update from Olympia-based reporter Austin Jenkins.

Oregon Lawmakers Consider Legalized Marijauna

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 13, 2014

THURSDAY: Lawmakers heard testimony this week on a bill that would create a regulatory framework for legalized marijuana and put the subject to a state-wide vote.

New Rules for Oregon's Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 13, 2013

FRIDAY: The rules that will govern Oregon's medical marijuana dispensaries are far from perfect, according to members of the committee that created them.

Legalizing Pot Dispensaries

OPB | Broadcast: June 6, 2013

A bill in the legislature would legalize and regulate the pot dispensaries that have sprung up since medical marijuana was legalized.

News Update

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 19, 2012

We're catching up with reporters on a couple of ongoing stories in Oregon.

Medical Marijuana's Gray Area

OPB | Broadcast: May 14, 2012

What's legal in the business of medical marijuana and what's unclear under the law?

Petition to Reclassify Marijuana

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 6, 2011

Several governors have now signed onto a petition to the federal government asking for the reclassification of marijuana so that doctors could prescribe it to patients.

Dispensing with Dispensaries

OPB | Broadcast: July 22, 2011

"Pot clubs" in Oregon are closing their doors after receiving strongly worded letters from the U.S. Attorney.

Medical Marijuana Update

OPB | Broadcast: May 25, 2011

Medical marijuana is legal in more than a dozen states — but not under federal law. We'll find out how that affects Oregon's and Washington's approach right now.

Measure 74

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 24, 2010

The pros and cons of medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon.

RX: Health Care Costs

OPB | Broadcast: March 10, 2010

How will health care legislation in Congress address spiraling health care costs for Oregonians?